17 for All, All for 17

Partnerships for the Goals

17 for All, All for 17

You show no mercy! You destroy! You kill! You separate! You discriminate! Alas, you are a human being, whatever happens to you, you do it to yourself, and you cry, you think, you never understand why it happens. Interesting!

You champion noble ideals like NO POVERTY and ZERO HUNGER, but you created them. Don’t you remember how you did so? For crying out loud, there is enough for us all to cover our basic needs! On top of these, you demand GOOD HEALTH and WELL-BEING. If someone is still starving, is it possible? You use religions for your benefit and belittle women by making them second-class citizens. You don’t value. You use other races as your slaves; even so, you are looking for GENDER EQUALITY and REDUCED INEQUALITIES. Isn’t it too late?

Radically, your whole history has advanced at war. What did you learn? Did you grasp any of it? But still, the bloodthirsty among us crave it! Believe me, we yearn for PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS. Is it that difficult to have them? We learn at school that peace is possible. Just prepare your children well for peace with QUALITY EDUCATION.

You are smarter than you have ever been in the past. You have powerful technology, even at your fingertips. It is cutting edge and advances by leaps and bounds. So, surely you can use AFFORDABLE and CLEAN ENERGY sources, can’t you? Still, some of you stubbornly stick to using outdated ways, such as thermal reactors. How many times must you be poisoned to understand they’re harmful? Have you never thought about LIFE ON LAND and LIFE BELOW WATER? What about the millions of living beings excluding yourselves who have just as much right to live here as you? Do you care?

Do you care about your descendants? Crucial CLIMATE ACTION is demanded urgently. Don’t forget that you have borrowed—I repeat, borrowed—the world from your grandchildren. Conserve nature, preserve and sustain CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION.

Human being! You are not that bad. I concede…

After many wars, you find ways to develop yourselves. So, I confess, you have exceptional talents. You decimated your factories; even so, you created INDUSTRY AND INFRASTRUCTURE with INNOVATION anew. Thanks to this, you obtain, maintain and sustain ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DECENT WORK. But is this enough for perpetual prosperity? Wisely, you know otherwise. Whatever you conceive, you aim for RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION. Thus, after many wars and ages, you give rise to towering SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES.

So, if you put your mind to it, you can do it. Don’t step back, you’re on the right track! You are not alone. Millions want to live in a better world. Run for peace, aim for a Goal, affiliate with people like you and create PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS. NOW!

On that note…

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• Created by Oguz@Whatareyoustillwaitingfor.Space

• Illustrated by Kriszti@Whatareyoustillwaitingfor.Space

• Edited by Lee@Whatareyoustillwaitingfor.Space

• Published by Lee@Whatareyoustillwaitingfor.Space


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