ILSC joins global organizations in participating in the work of the United Nations and its support of the Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations and Sustainable Development Goals

The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted unanimously by 193 nations at a summit in New York in September 2015.

“The seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are our shared vision of humanity and a social contract between the world’s leaders and the people.”

– Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The 17 goals and 169 targets seek to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change over the next 15 years. They “are a to-do list for people and the planet, and a blueprint for success.” Broad and ambitious in scope, the Agenda addresses the three dimensions of sustainable development — social, economic and environmental — as well as important aspects related to peace, justice, health and well-being, and effective institutions.

How ILSC collaborates

From ILSC’s founding, our team has recognized that health challenges are global. However, approaches to meeting these challenges may be local, national, regional, or international. Our team firmly believes in the benefit of working together with organizations of all sizes and at every level to collaborate on advancing shared goals.

The United Nations

ILSC is formally associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications. As part of the outreach to civil society, the Department has established links with some 1,500 civil society and non-governmental organizations all around the world. The Civil Society Unit promotes constructive relations between the United Nations and civil society through dynamic partnerships to foster greater coherence around cross-cutting and emerging issues on the UN’s agenda and by facilitating meaningful civil society engagement in UN processes.

Council of Organizations (COO)

The Council of Organizations (COO) is a multidisciplinary federation of non-government organizations to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, more particular in such areas as education, social justice, labor, sustainable development, energy & climate, human rights, health and gender equality. The Council of Organizations was founded by Eleanor Roosevelt in 1947, shortly after the founding of the United Nations in 1945.

ILSC is a member of the Council of Organizations for many years and members of ILSC serve in various organizational capacities.

Supporting Organizations

The University of Ghana Medical School

Mission: The mission of the School is to produce competent medical practitioners, capable of providing service to meet the health needs of the nation and the global community, through excellence in teaching and learning, research and knowledge dissemination.

The World Council of Peoples for UN

Mission: World Council of Peoples for the United Nations (WCPUN) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to facilitating partnerships across sectors internationally that promote awareness and implementation of the United Nations’ goals.

Center for African Studies at Duquesne University

Funding Source for SCD Initiative

Mission: The Center of African Studies promotes Duquesne University’s constructive engagement with Africa and the African diaspora through teaching, scholarship, and service. We strive to create and encourage opportunities to experience the many rich African traditions and cultures from interdisciplinary and multicultural perspectives.

The Unforgotten

Mission:  The Unforgotten provides direct humanitarian and emergency relief to wastepickers and other vulnerable, often-overlooked populations worldwide with zero overhead.