Interconnectedness of the Goals: Goal 10 & Goal 11
Updated: Nov 4, 2018
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One of the most exciting aspects of the Global Goals is their interconnectedness. Previously, the multiple areas of development have been treated rather separately within their own categories. Now, however, we have a way to explore how social, environmental and economic development are all related to one another. This year, we are exploring how each goal and their associated targets need to see the achievement of each other in order to be fulfilled as a whole.
Goal 10 aims to ensure everyone has equal opportunity to succeed and live their best life possible, regardless of social and physical factors, and Goal 11 aims to ensure human settlements, both urban and rural, are inclusive, resilient and sustainable .
The key word in the relationship between these two goals is “community”. Communities are groups of people living together; quite often, these people are different from one another in some respect.
Target 11.3 requires that by 2030, we enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanisation and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries. “Integrated human settlement” means a strong focus on Goal 10, especially Target 10.2: Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status. This is also important for participatory human settlement, especially in regards to political inclusion.
Target 11.4 sets out to strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage. By protecting cultural heritage, we are making a statement about reducing inequalities. In Australia, any action taken by government to protect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage is another step towards the achievement of Goal 10, by making a stand towards reduced inequalities.
To find out more about these two goals and their interrelatedness, you can read more by visiting #Goal10: #ReducedInequalities and #Goal11: #SustainableCities and #SustainableCommunities.