President’s Message 2014-2016:
FEED IS COMMITTED TO THE 2030 AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
FEED takes its broader strategic guidance from the United Nation’s universally applicable Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that balance the environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainable development.
An analysis of education & environmental goals and targets reveals that the successful ones are built on general support from society and a scientific consensus that the problem exists and is urgent. The ones making most progress tend to be embedded in effective governance regimes, and be easier to implement because solutions are readily available.
A key to success also seems to be that goals are underpinned by specific and measurable targets, worked through in partnership between the public, private, NGO and all sectors of society.
Aside from the SDGs, we are signatory to international declarations and observances including the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity, such as the Earth Charter, UN Global Compact and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)‘s Global Partnership for Business & Biodiversity – seeking scientific, professional and practical guidance – much of which the Philippines has also committed to – to ensure no overlaps in the complex effort to restore, rehabilitate and revive nature’s balance.
Our FEED target is 1 million endemic fruit, vegetable and endangered tree species annually, supporting water, food and energy security. We welcome partnerships with organisations aligned with these goals.
In line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, FEED commits to these Goals and targets to inspire engagement and action over the next 15 years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet:
- People: We are determined to end poverty and hunger, in all their forms and dimensions, and to ensure that all human beings can fulfil their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy environment.
- Planet: We are determined to protect the planet from degradation, including through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change, so that it can support the needs of the present and future generations.
- Prosperity: We are determined to ensure that all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives and that economic, social and technological progress occurs in harmony with nature.
- Peace: We are determined to foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies which are free from fear and violence. There can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development.
- Partnership: We are determined to mobilize the means required to implement this Agenda through a revitalized Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, based on a spirit of strengthened global solidarity, focused in particular on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable and with the participation of all countries, all stakeholders and all people.
Thank you for joining us in reaching the SDGs – your role is of crucial importance in helping FEED ensure that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is realized.