By Keith Madden, Area of Focus Manager for the Environment On 5 June, join us in celebrating World Environment Day. With the environment as one of our area of focus, Rotary is committed to facing some of our greatest planetary challenges: the quickening pace of biodiversity loss and climate change, and the need for sustainable, … More World Environment Day 2022
By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education are basic necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life. Access to water and sanitation is so important that the United Nations made it one of its Sustainable Development Goals. However, according to the World Health Organization, two billion people still do … More Who cares about toilets?
By Bonaventure Fandohan, Area of Focus Manager for Economic and Community Development Over the past 25 years, the number of workers living in extreme poverty has declined dramatically despite the lasting impact of the 2008 economic crisis and global recession. In developing countries, the middle class now makes up more than 34 percent of total … More Sustainable Development Goal in action: New Economic and Community Development Trend with Rotarians
By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Globally, 836 million people still live in extreme poverty today. About one in five persons in developing regions lives on less than $1.25 USD per day. Global unemployment has increased from 170 million in 2007 to nearly 202 million in 2012, of which about 75 million are … More Reducing poverty through economic and community development
By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Today, 103 million youth around the world still lack basic literacy skills, and more than 60% of them are women. An estimated 50% out-of-school children of primary school age live in conflict-affected areas. Enrollment in primary education in developing countries has reached 91%, but 57 million children … More Take action to support education during Rotary Literacy Month
By Azka Asif, Rotary Programs Staff Clean water is a basic human right that many are often denied. There are 2.5 billion people in the world that lack access to improved sanitation and 748 million people that don’t have clean drinking water. Nearly 1400 children die each day from diseases caused by lack of sanitation … More Celebrate Rotary Water and Sanitation Month!
By John Wahlund, Area of Focus Manager for Maternal and Child Health & Disease Prevention and Treatment This year, 2015 ushered out the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and introduced the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the period 2015-2030. Rotary International’s Area of Focus goals and policies in Disease Prevention and Treatment were a … More Rotary continues to fight diseases and make strides in health care
By Bonaventure Fandohan, Economic and Community Development Area of Focus Manager The United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), adopted in 2000, set a historic precedent of global mobilization to achieve a set of important social priorities worldwide. The MDGs expressed widespread public concern about poverty, hunger, disease, unmet schooling, gender inequality, and environmental degradation. By … More Newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals recommit focus on economic and community development