(Business Lounge Journal – Foreign Insight) Despite the current world situation today, the United Nations continues to actively involve in peace, sustainable development and better tomorrow for humanity, like it has always been for decades. The stoic organization endures as a beacon of hope for many people across the globe, providing assistance for any nations who cried for help, in any, and every way they could. Although it must be not an easy task for the highly-diverse humanity to set aside their differences altogether, to work toward the same goal, the endured existence of United Nations until now, is a testament that humanity are capable to work together towards good.
In the year 2000, the United Nations laid bare eight goals hope to achieve a better tomorrow for nations across the globe, called the Millennium Development Goals. From the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, to the improvement of maternal health, sustainability and more, the commitment has seen tremendous help for various International Organizations and nations around the world.
And as an Indonesian, who’s proudly a part of the global citizen, It should be a moment of great excitement for all of us to see the new Sustainable Development Goals Program were finally set in 2015 to be the herald of Millennium Development Goals, giving a closure to the 15-year long UN program.
The new program were set with seventeen goals, that besides bringing more clarity to tackle each specific world problems, it also brings more excitements to the young entrepreneurs, as United Nations now actively seeking the cooperation from young entrepreneurs to participate and take a more active role in society.
We interviewed Mr. Douglas Broderick, the Resident Coordinator for United Nations in Indonesia. As the UN Secretary-General’s designated representative in Indonesia, Mr. Broderick will talk about the importance of Sustainable Development Goals for Indonesia, the stability of Indonesia for entrepreneurship and foreign investment, notable current government’s efforts for better economic situation and also, how this program calls for all the creative people, bright thinkers and millennial entrepreneurs, to aid their own countrymen towards a greater good and better tomorrow.
Text by: Michael Judah
These are ten ideas from Mr. Douglas Broderick, that can be able to embrace your idea, suggestions, and tips to incorporate the SDGs in your work, create the awareness of the SDGs, and adapt some the SDGs in your entrepreneurship, companies, and ventures that you’re gonna invent, manage, and lead in the future.
- Entrepreneurs brainstorm the ideas with the sustainable development goals, to promote social entrepreneurship.
- Do something every day to save one tree.
- Encourage and promote education in your family, your friends, and your colleagues.
- Work hard to find a role, to find a way that you can enter and promote the Sustainable Development Goals (the SDGs).
- Remember your job in a democracy is not to get from your country, but to give to your country.
- Be brave and outgoing.
- Reach out to leaders and colleagues who are changing the world.
- Realize and make opportunities in the green economy which are very, very big opportunities. Dig and discover.
- Don’t be afraid to point out governance failures in a lawful and appropriate way with solutions.
- Incorporate study and envision big data your work. Big data is your work, not only the work of computer scientist.
Michael Judah Sumbayak adalah pengajar di Vibiz LearningCenter (VbLC) untuk entrepreneurship dan branding. Seorang penggemar jas dan kopi hitam. Follow instagram nya di @michaeljudahsumbek