The SDGs and You
Below is an episode excerpt from The Market and The Good – Sustainable Podcasts series with Chris Gassman produced by Management & Legal Associates(1), where doing well by doing good is the norm. Alternatively, follow the link(2) below to listen to the original audio version of it.
Chris: What will the audience gain by listening?
Oğuz: I think there are millions of people in the world who have never heard of the SDGs before. At least they will notice and wonder about them. After that, they will search and learn more about what they are and what the UN and we are doing for them and why they are so important. And, they will notice what a person can do for another person’s life—how we can work together for one aim.
Chris: Why are you working on the SDGs?
Oğuz: Turkey has been a member of the UN for years. But since the Development Goals were announced, I have never seen them on the news, in newspapers or met any person who knows about them except AIESECers. I have journalist friends here, but even they don’t know. I want our people to notice and do something for a better world. That’s why I work on the SDGs to make people notice them.
Chris: What is your idea in brief?
Oğuz: I think the problem is quality of education. I think the education system must be more than teaching lessons. The system must include how to be a good and useful person for the world. We should learn what should be done when we face a problem. We should learn what should be done against poverty and war and how to act towards a woman and elderly people and so on.
Also, how to solve a crisis and problems; how to make a quality connection with people. If we can have a better education system in our countries, we can have better leaders, and they will lead us towards a peaceful world, I think.
Chris: What is your call to action?
Oğuz: If people have never heard about development goals, they can follow us on What are you still waiting for?. Also, on Facebook. “What are you still waiting for?” is our group. If they’re AIESEC alumni, they can check our articles. We have been writing articles about the Development Goals for two years on AlumNet. Also, there are many other articles on the Internet. There are lots of things about them online. They must check and follow and must be a follower of the Sustainable Development Goals.
• Hosted by Chris@Whatareyoustillwaitingfor.Space
• Transcribed by Oguz@Whatareyoustillwaitingfor.Space
• Illustrated by Kriszti@Whatareyoustillwaitingfor.Space
• Edited by Lee@Whatareyoustillwaitingfor.Space
• Originally Aired on The Market And The Good