About Palms: Sustainable Development Goals

In 2000, countries around the world agreed to work together to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  In 2015 these countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals which succeeded and replaced the original 8 MDGs.

These 17 new goals are much more encompassing, and therefor challenging, than the MDGs. They are however considered both desirable but also achievable by 2030 provided both developed and developing countries work -and continue to work-  in a concerted effort for their realisation.

Just as Palms Australia has been committed to achieving the MDGs, we are equally committed to the Sustainable Development Goals while continuing the work to “End poverty in all its forms everywhere”.

Each of our volunteers is working in partnership with local communities to achieve some of these goals. At (many) times each volunteer’s work can be aligned to several goals at once, and also contribute to sustainable development in ways beyond the scope of the SDGs, but the importance of achieving these goals is central to our work.

The 17 SDGs are:

No Poverty
SDG02No Hunger
Good Health
SDG04Quality Education
Gender Equality
SDG06Clean Water and Sanitation
Renewable Energy
SDG08Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG09Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Reduced Inequality
SDG11Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption
Climate Action
Life Below Water
Life on Land
Peace and Justice
Partnership for the Goals
Click on SDG links above to see how Palms’ volunteers are contributing to achieving the goal.

To evangelise is to make the Kingdom of God present in our world … to eliminate the structural causes of poverty and to promote the integral development of the poor. - Pope Francis (Joy of the Gospel 176, 188)