On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force.

UNWTO Sustainable Development Goals

In support of this, BEST Society is putting efforts and tireless work to contribute to the achievement of these global goals. We work to empower communities’ ability to conserve the natural resources they depend upon. We invest in capacity building and skills enhancement to strengthen their role as stewards of the environment, and improve their livelihoods. When we support people in our communities, we are helping to build sustainable, resilient communities.

BEST Society is working with academic institutions, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, community based organizations, local communities and private sectors to leverage on their resources for mutual benefits.

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Reduce inequality within and among countries

Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources

Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

We want to be part of the solution to global change. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are our indicators and we believe our efforts are contributing towards the shared global agenda of alleviating poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all. Be part of this global movement towards a better world through our work.

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