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Sunday, August 02, 2020

Hindou Oumaro Ibrahim, UN SDG Advocate

One of 17 SDG Advocates

Are you passionate about animals in your country? Do you feel peace of mind is important for a peaceful world? Do you think clean water for all is one of the world’s most important issues? Do you believe climate action is urgently needed? Great! The SDGs – the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – surely is something for you.

To raise ambition for the implementation of the SDGs worldwide, the United Nations has appointed 17 SDG advocates. They are all united in their dedication to a peaceful world, a healthy planet and prosperity for all. It is easy to think that the SDGs is someone else’s responsibility, but the fact is: the SDGs are responsibilities for each and everyone of us. As global citizens, it is our duty to care for our planet and our one and only human family. To really leave no one behind, we all need to get involved and start to take action.

In this article, we chose to focus on Hindou Oumaro Ibrahim, who is a strong advocate for indigenous peoples, the environment and climate action representing the Mbororo people in the Sahel region.

Hindou Oumaro Ibrahim is Co-Chair of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change. Photo: World Economic Forum

“For centuries, indigenous peoples have protected the environment, which provides them food, medicine and so much more. Now it’s time to protect and benefit from their unique traditional knowledge to bring concrete and natural solutions to implement sustainable development goals and fight climate change.”

Hindou Oumaro Ibrahim

Hindou Oumaro Ibrahim was born in Chad in north-central Africa in 1984. Today Chad is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the south-west, and Niger to the west.

The Mbororo people, who Hindou Oumaro Ibrahim represents, are a small subgroup of the Fulani ethnic group. The Mbororo people, also called the Wodabee or Bororo, are traditionally nomadic cattle-herders and traders in the Sahel region, a region situated to the immediate south of the Sahara Desert stretching east-west across the African continent.

The Association of Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad

When Hindou Oumaro Ibrahim realized the discrimination against indigenous peoples, and especially indigenous women, for example the exclusion from educational opportunities, she founded the Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT), promoting the rights of girls and women in the Mbororo community. By doing so, she also promoted the girls and women in the Mbororo community as strong leaders in environmental protection. 

International Negotiations

The organization Association of Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad has since 2005 participated in international negotiations on climate, sustainable development, biodiversity, and environmental protection. This means that Hindou Oumaro Ibrahim is a strong advocate for the SDG 4 – Quality Education, SDG 6 – Clean Water & Sanitation, SDG 13 – Climate Action, SDG 15 – Life on Land, and SDG 16 – Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions.

SDG 13 – Climate Action

The Sustainable Development Goal 13 is “to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”. According to UNDESA, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2019 was the second warmest year on record and global temperatures are projected to rise by up to 3,2 degrees Celsius by 2100.

Only 85 countries have national disaster risk reduction strategies aligned to the Sendai Framework, which is the roadmap for how we make our communities safer and more resilient to disasters developed by UNDRR, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The climate of the Sahel region, the home of the Mbororo people, is arid and hot with strong seasonal variations in rainfall and temperature. The region is vulnerable to climate change. The Sahel region will be at risk of drought which can reduce water supply for both animals and people. This is one example of how global warming may affect the people living in the Sahel region, especially the vulnerable Mbororo people. 


Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action

UN SDG Advocates for 2019–2020

The United Nations has appointed the following 17 SDG advocates for 2019–2020: 

Sustainable Development Goals Advocates - Photo: United Nations

  1. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana
  2. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway
  3. HM Queen Mathilde, Belgium
  4. HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Qatar
  5. HH Muhammadu Sanusi II Emir of Kano, Nigeria
  6. Richard Curtis, United States
  7. Hindou Oumaro Ibrahim, Chad
  8. Jack Ma, China
  9. Gra├ža Machel, Mozambique
  10. Dia Mirza, India
  11. Dr. Alaa Murabit, Canada
  12. Nadia Murad, Iraq
  13. Edward (Eddie) Ndopu, Namibia
  14. Paul Poman, the Netherlands
  15. Jeffrey Sachs, United States
  16. Marta Vieira da Silva, Brazil
  17. Forest Whitaker, United States

Agenda 2030

The Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs – were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015.

Agenda 2030. 17 Sustainable Development Goals - Illustration: United Nations

  1. No Poverty
  2. Zero Hunger
  3. Good Health & Well-being
  4. Quality Education
  5. Gender Equality
  6. Clean Water & Sanitation
  7. Affordable & Clean Energy
  8. Decent Work & Economic Growth
  9. Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
  10. Reduced Inequalities
  11. Sustainable Cities & Communities
  12. Responsible Consumption & Production
  13. Climate Action
  14. Life below Water
  15. Life on Land
  16. Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
  17. Partnerships for the Goals
Learn more about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at Act4SDGs, UN SDG Action Campaign or on the United Nations Sustainable Development Platform

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Understanding the New Globalization

What does globalization mean to you? Next month in late September 193 of the 196 countries in the world will launch and begin a new pact that replaces the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and moves forward the United Nations Agenda 21. The 'new deal' promises sustainable development and putting an end to most of the world's most pressing issues like poverty, hunger, climate change, and war.

The new SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) involve 17 basic goals that no one living today can resist or deny taking favorable action upon. The World Bank is promising financing equivalent to over $176,000,000,000,000 (trillion dollars) over the next 15 years and the accord is revolutionary favoring the natural environment and human beings as sustainable inhabitants of the planet. Everyone in the world will have a job and purpose, if done correctly and free of corruption there will be no more unemployment, hunger or poverty.
A protester carries a sign during the "People's Climate March" in the Manhattan
borough of New York, Sept. 21, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The new SDGs promise world peace, prosperity, and cooperation on a global scale. The Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) says that the new program can effectively build bridges of peace and friendships between nations that have been at odds based on religious and political conflicts. The United Nations says the new SDGs, “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.”

According to the UN: “This is the People’s Agenda, a plan of action for ending poverty in all its dimensions, irreversibly, everywhere, and leaving no one behind. It seeks to ensure peace and prosperity, and forge partnerships with people and planet at the core. The integrated, interlinked and indivisible 17 Sustainable Development Goals are the people’s goals and demonstrate the scale, universality and ambition of this new Agenda.”

The goals focus on development of new inclusive political systems under a global rule of law where "no one is left behind." The key will be in how the goals are implemented which has yet to have been fully revealed however are already beginning implementation in countries like Nigeria, Kenya and Mexico where governors of individual states will be given powers under stern conditions that force compliance and resist corruption.

Globalizing the Natural Planet with a Conscience


The ideal of globalization scares many people because they believe that it is a governmental plot or a takeover of the world by banks and others who do not have the best interests of humanity at heart; this is simply nonsense when we evaluate the reality of satisfying the necessity of the human condition. There will be a great deal of austerity however for some people that are living outside of the recommended norms of the SDGs will not be optional, contaminated rivers and ecosystems will be recovered to deliver sanity, health, well-being, and moderation.

Global issues like overpopulation and scarcity of resources will be addressed through aggressive programs that forge commonality, equality, cooperation, and integrity. In our opinion the sacrifices of some will be balanced and fair considering our historic disregard for the global ecosystem.

In the new system that will emerge under the SDGs we can expect to see digital global currency, improvements in technological systems, eradication of crime, elimination of corruption, advances in education, and a complete recovery of the natural environment. We can also expect to see new sustainable industries become mainstream (big business) like electric bicycles, alternative energy, reforestation, and public transportation.

Based in Ecosystem Vitality


Believe it or not with the amount of money being invested to create global sustainability and meet the SDGs there will be enough money for everyone to work (become employed) and leave existing business in tact, with strict new norms for everyone based in the governance of mother earth. The examples have been proven where the ecosystem is number one, like in the countries of Bhutan or New Zealand which are already well-ahead of the game.

It's clear that people living in areas like watersheds and factories located on rivers will need to adapt and perhaps move; but in reality for the future of humanity and the planet these changes need to occur despite inconvenience or expropriation to accommodate clean and vital ecosystems. The ends justify the means, as we thought they did when we exploited these resources recklessly and with wanton disregard for the natural world.

Speculators and those holding undeveloped lands with great anticipations may lose huge sums of hope in many of these deals so these lands into the public domain, but really they are not losing anything and will regain their original investments, they may lose their unscrupulousness, there's a silver lining for you all.

Climate change is currently so severe that we are absolutely certain that Miami will be lost within the next 12 years. The United Nations, the Pope, Dalai Lama and Barack Obama have all concurred this year on numerous occasions, that urgent and drastic steps must be taken to stop climate change and become sustainable. In the process international laws (most of which are US and European) are based in democracy will become globalized and everyone will be expected to live under a single global rule of law.

It's also very clear that all people can become part of this process through becoming global citizens and focusing their political and religious tendencies aside and understand the world from the Pachamama Perspective (Mother Earth Perspective).

Other Articles about this Topic:

Full List of the 17 Goals and 269 Targets, United Nations, August 03, 2015
UN deals must aim to satisfy need not greed, Thomson Reuters, August 27, 2015
Development's Digital Divide; Carl Bidlt, Project Syndicate, August 26, 2015
The Role of Youth Leaders in the Post-2015 UN Agenda; Huffington-Post August 25, 2015


Author's Comment

Get ready for a tidal wave, position yourself to become a global citizen and take advantage of 1000's of new opportunities to work full-time promoting and implementing sustainable development projects around the globe. The new Goodwill Ambassadors​ of the World are those who promote the SDG's and the global pact to recover our planet and create a sustainable world. Now maybe it's time to pay attention.

I have been involved in the protection of the planet since 1970 and have witnessed enough loss of the natural areas, wildlife, and contamination through disregard for our actions based on our supposed rights as superior beings in God, and now we finally realize the truth to over 500 years of mistakes, misgivings, and misunderstanding with the source of our lives, the earth. Personally any change toward natural preservation and reverting our impact on the environment, no matter how inconvenient it may be to mankind or his creation of his artificial kingdom. -David Wright

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

193 Nations in Agreement with Global Agenda

Consensus Reached on New Sustainable Development Agenda to be adopted by World Leaders in September



Ambitious new agenda would end poverty by 2030 and universally promote shared economic prosperity, social development and environmental protection

The 193 Member States of the United Nations reached agreement today on the outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda that will be adopted this September by world leaders at the Sustainable Development Summit in New York.

Concluding a negotiating process that has spanned more than two years and has featured the unprecedented participation of civil society, countries agreed to an ambitious agenda that features 17 new sustainable development goals that aim to end poverty, promote prosperity and people’s well-being while protecting the environment by 2030.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the agreement, saying it “encompasses a universal, transformative and integrated agenda that heralds an historic turning point for our world.”

“This is the People’s Agenda, a plan of action for ending poverty in all its dimensions, irreversibly, everywhere, and leaving no one behind. It seeks to ensure peace and prosperity, and forge partnerships with people and planet at the core. The integrated, interlinked and indivisible 17 Sustainable Development Goals are the people’s goals and demonstrate the scale, universality and ambition of this new Agenda.”

Mr. Ban said the September Summit, where the new agenda will be adopted, “will chart a new era of Sustainable Development in which poverty will be eradicated, prosperity shared and the core drivers of climate change tackled.”

He added that the UN System stands ready to support the implementation of the new agenda, which builds on the successful outcome of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, and which, he said, will also contribute to achieve a meaningful agreement in the COP21 in Paris in December.

More than 150 world leaders are expected to attend the Sustainable Development Summit at the UN headquarters in New York between 25 to 27 September to formally adopt the outcome document of the new sustainable agenda.

The new sustainable development agenda builds on the success of the Millennium Development Goals, which helped more than 700 million people escape poverty. The eight Millennium Development Goals, adopted in 2000, aimed at an array of issues that included slashing poverty, hunger, disease, gender inequality, and access to water and sanitation by 2015.

The new sustainable development goals, and the broader sustainablity agenda, go much further, addressing the root causes of poverty and the universal need for development that works for all people.

The preamble of the 29-page text, “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” states, “We are resolved to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet.” It continues, “We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path. As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind.”

Rio+20 and the intergovernmental process


At the Rio+20 Conference of 2012, Member States agreed to launch a process to develop a set of sustainable development goals, which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals. The Millennium Development Goals have proven that goal-setting can lift millions out of poverty, improve well-being and provide vast new opportunities for better lives. It was agreed that the new goals would be global in nature and universally applicable to all countries while taking into account different national realities, capacities and levels of development and respecting national policies and priorities.

The negotiations were co-facilitated by the UN Permanent Representative of Ireland, Ambassador David Donohue, and the UN Permanent Representative of Kenya, Ambassador Macharia Kamau, over two years. The inclusive and transparent consultations by Member States, with the strong engagement of civil society and other stakeholders, have served as a basis for the conclusion of the intergovernmental negotiations on the emerging universal and people-centred agenda.

Core elements of the agreed outcome document


The outcome document highlights poverty eradication as the overarching goal of the new development agenda and has at its core the integration of the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. The emerging development agenda is unique in that it calls for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income. Member States pledge that as they embark on this collective journey, no one will be left behind. The ‘five Ps’—people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership—capture the broad scope of the agenda.

The 17 sustainable goals and 169 targets aim at tackling key systemic barriers to sustainable development such as inequality, unsustainable consumption and production patterns, inadequate infrastructure and lack of decent jobs. The environmental dimension of sustainable

development is covered in the goals on oceans and marine resources and on ecosystems and biodiversity, bringing core issues into the goal and target framework.

The means of implementation outlined in the outcome document match its ambitious goals and focus on finance, technology and capacity development. In addition to a stand-alone goal on the means of implementation for the new agenda, specific means are tailored to each of the sustainable development goals.

Member States stressed that the desired transformations will require a departure from “business as usual” and that intensified international cooperation on many fronts will be required. The agenda calls for a revitalized, global partnership for sustainable development, including for multi-stakeholder partnerships. The agenda also calls for increased capacity-building and better data and statistics to measure sustainable development.

An effective follow-up and review architecture – a core element of the outcome document – will be critical to support the implementation of the new agenda. The High Level Political Forum on sustainable development, set up after the Rio+20 Conference, will serve as the apex forum for follow up and review and will thus play a central role. The General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and specialized agencies will also be engaged in reviewing progress in specific areas.

Based on the outcome document, the agenda will include a Technology Facilitation Mechanism to support the new goals, based on multi-stakeholder collaboration between Member States, civil society, business, the scientific community, and the UN system of agencies. The Mechanism, which was agreed at the Addis Conference in July, will have an inter-agency task team, a forum on science, technology and innovation, and an on-line platform for collaboration.

The successful outcome of the Addis Conference gave important positive momentum to the last stretch of negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda. It is expected that the consensus reached on the outcome document will provide momentum for the negotiations on a new binding climate change treaty to culminate at the Climate Change Conference in Paris from 30 November to 11 December 2015.

The draft agreement can be found at https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015

For further information, please contact Sharon Birch, UN Department of Public Information.

1 212 963-0564, e: birchs@un.org and Francyne Harrigan, 1 917 367-5414 e: harriganf@un.org