On Monday, the UN representative in Costa Rica launched a campaign that aims to inform and raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (ODS).
With the slogan “Do not leave anyone behind” authorities seek to inform the public about shared responsibility in the implementation and fulfillment of these objectives.
The ODS offers a great opportunity for Costa Rica to agree on a vision to achieve real and lasting change in the fight against poverty and inequality, promoting education and health, decent employment, environmental protection and strengthening justice,”
said UN resident coordinator, Alice Shackelford.
Sustainable Development Goals (ODS) recognize that the dignity of the human person is fundamental, and seek equality and non-discrimination.
UN data show that in Costa Rica only 13% of indigenous people graduated from school, women can earn up to 27% less than men in the private sector, over 60% of people with disabilities are unemployed and only 5% of African descendants have a professional or scientific work.
In the campaign, Costa Ricans sports music and cinema personalities, among others, provide a message to the public on each objective and how even small actions contribute to achieving them.
The initiative also includes the participation of civil society persons with disabilities, African descendants and indigenous people.
This campaign is an opportunity to amplify our desire for a transformation of the world, one where no one is left behind, and be consistent with the efforts and messages we have done to promote peace, preservation of water resources and education,”
said the band Cocofunka.
The ODS include goals such as ending poverty, eradicating hunger, ensuring inclusive and quality education, achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable water management, promoting decent work and taking actions against climate change.