Read the paragraph and chart below from the United Nations about Sustainable Development goals (SDGs). Then, drawing from our readings for this week, explain why intercultural communication and understanding is crucial for implementing and achieving these SDGs. In what ways might your own intercultural development impact these goals?
“The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, (链接到外部网站。) adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.” (UN, 2020 https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (链接到外部网站。)?menu=13000)