Creating Hope for Less Fortunate Countries
More than 250 million of the world’s 1.6 billion children are not in school, and 400 million lack basic literacy. If current trends continue, by 2030 half of all children will not have the basic skills needed for employment. The SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) of education is looking to change the future for children around the world and give them a better chance at succeeding in life. The SDG drives richer countries to pitch in to help with their mission statement; to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”
The SDG of education is working to hold richer companies accountable to honor the commitment, made in 1970 to give .7 percent total value of everything produced by all the people and companies in the country to the ODA. (Official Development Assistance). They help spread wealth and education to poorer countries. Just by keeping past promises, wealthy countries could close the education-funding gap – and cover all of the other financing needs, too.
Second, we need global taxation We also need to institute a global wealth tax, as economist Thomas Piketty has proposed. It is crazy that the world’s eight richest people hold as much wealth as the poorest 50%. Like corporate-tax reform and fulfilling past promises to fund ODA, a 1% global wealth tax could finance all of the SDGs combined.
The SDGs, even more so than the Millennium Development Goals that preceded them, represent an extraordinary global commitment. But if the international community is serious about meeting them, it must do something even more unprecedented: put its money where its mouth is.
Agapelife is an american owned conglomerate based in Fort Walton Beach, Fl. It involves the business ventures and investments of Caleb Hammonds. My goal is to use my talents to support, feed, and build shelter for those in need. Agapelife has interest in branding, poetry, novels, sports management, and investing.