SDG 16 - UN
FOR OUR CHILDREN - The UN sustainability development goals are designed to build a better world for next generations to come. Mankind has come a long way in a very short time. We are only just becoming self-aware in relation to the harm we are causing and the lack of safety nets for our future. The SDGs are international aims that are designed to repair planet earth to make it fit for purpose in supporting all life in a way that ensures the continued survival of species. These goals address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, peace and injustice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we do our utmost to achieve each Goal and target by 2030.
UN SUSTAINABILITY DEVELOPMENT GOAL 16: PEACE JUSTICE & INSTITUTIONS
The threats of international
homicide, violence against children,
human trafficking and sexual violence are important to address to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development. They pave the way for the provision of access to justice for all and for building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.
In the United Kingdom there is no access to justice to ensure equal protections for men, that in this country has gone the other way with laws that effectively give women the right to send men to prison without proof of any kind. Inequality contrary to SDG10 was implemented in the UK is the Sexual Offences Act 2003, implemented by David Blunkett. This Act turns sex trials in the UK as to allegations of a sexual nature into a witch hunt, where the accused is assumed to be guilty before entering the dock in violation of Article 6 of the European Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. In addition, there is no right of appeal in the United Kingdom and the European Court of Human Rights asserts that there is an effective remedy (as per Article 13) when in fact the Criminal Cases Review Commission (the only way back to the appeal court in the UK) also operates a policy of discrimination, selectively referring cases to the appeal court, but not referring other cases of virtually identical nature and circumstances. In some such cases masonic influence may have a bearing. Legal Aid funding cuts give the Crown Prosecution Service the upper hand, while defendants who cannot afford to fund cases privately do not have access to their own experts to challenge so-called forensic evidence, resulting in fraudulently obtained convictions by corrupt police forces, such as in Sussex where they murdered Jimmy Ashley. Such examples make a mockery of the justice system and shame all of those involved where they are signatories to Un ideals in hypocrisy.
While homicide and trafficking cases have seen significant progress over the past decade, there are still thousands of people at greater risk of intentional murder within Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and around Asia. Children’s rights violations through aggression and sexual violence continue to plague many countries around the world, especially as under-reporting and lack of data aggravate the problem.
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ONE WORLD ONE OCEAN - In the role of guardians of your geographical regions, there is also a responsibility to develop the blue economy for the international circular economies that a sustainable society requires if we are not to burn planet earth out. We are concerned about the state of the ocean and deteriorating trends, and recognise that the ocean economy is a last chance to reconfigure extraction, production and consumption to ensure that social and economic development respects the planetary boundaries, the integrity of ecosystems to maintain their productivity, and the principles of sustainable development as expressed in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, notably SDG14.
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