Global Citizenship

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.”

– 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.

Global Health Collaboration

The Global Health Collaboration was founded by ILSC to develop conferences and programs for the public that support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Global Health Collaboration conferences have included:

  • Advancing UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good Health & Well-being)
  • Climate Change and Its Impact on Children’s Health
  • Sustainable Development Healthcare Delivery: Nutraceuticals & Products
  • Antibiotic Resistance and Obsolescence: Meeting the Major Disease Challenge for Post-2015

Council of Organizations (COO)

COO is a multidisciplinary alliance of organizations that disseminates information about their missions. It is in alliance with the United Nations Association of the United States of America. The COO is a coalition of nongovernmental organizations with interests in Education, Social Justice, Labor, Energy and Climate, the Sustainable Development Goals, Human Rights, Health, and Women’s Issues. The Council of Organizations was founded by Eleanor Roosevelt and President Truman just after the founding of the United Nations in 1945.

ILSC is a member of the Council of Organizations, whose Executive Committee is chaired by ILSC Board member Aaron Etra, with Rick Flath also serving as Membership Chair. The Council of Organizations works with the UN, WHO, and other international organizations, as well as with public and private sector stakeholders to develop effective collaborative activities.

Life ScienceTherapeutics

ILSC global connections and health care initiatives through the International Conferences on Mechanisms of Action of Nutraceuticals (ICMAN), a program of ILSC. For millennia, people worldwide have used local natural products for preventive or therapeutic care. ICMAN has presented six international conferences since 2001, in Croatia, Austria, U.S.A., Israel, Australia and Scotland.

The conferences brought together leading researchers, academics, medical practitioners, industry professionals and government officials. They reviewed advances dealing with chronic conditions and health/wellness issues in which nutraceuticals (natural compounds and colloids) can play a therapeutic part. The approach is oriented to science-based and tested innovations and to having participants discuss and collaborate on a cross-disciplinary basis.