This week at Sockos we put our mission down on paper, and published it for you all to see. So what better time than now to talk about our mission, the global goals for sustainable development, and how you can get involved.
Let’s start off with some hard facts.
So in 2000, the United Nations published the Millennium Development Goals. These eight quantifiable goals were developed to improve the standard of living for some of the world’s poorest people by 2015.
The Millennium Development Goals, image sourced from http://www.moh.gov.et/mdg
However, despite the fact that there were over 189 member states of the UN and more than 22 international organisations working tirelessly to achieve these goals, they were not accomplished. In fact, by their target date only 2 out of the 8 goals were fully completed.
So where does that leave us?
Well, in 2015, a new set of goals were released. These are known as the Sustainable Development Goals or more commonly, the Global Goals. Made up of 17 individual targets, they collectively work together to end poverty, fix climate change and promote equality by 2030.
The Global Goals, image sourced from http://bit.ly/2bXI9Xq
Here at Sockos our vision is to live in “a world free from poverty, climate change and inequality, where we can look back and say we have had success with the global goals for sustainable development.”
We know that big organisations and governments are not the only way to make progress towards global change. More importantly though, we understand that as individuals we can often feel helpless when it comes to influencing these goals.
We have made it our mission to bring the global goals to you, letting you wear them on your feet in the form of funky, colourful socks. It is our aim to make it easy for you to support and advertise the things you stand for and believe in. All you have to do is join us on our journey and wear your Sockos with pride.
When you change the way you walk and wear your Sockos, or even simply read our blog you are taking the first step to starting a conversation. And for our vision to become reality, conversations are more important than ever.
Thoughts from Elle.