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So key numbers to remember thus far:1) 17 Goals 2)169 targets 3)193 members (and that's the main difference with the previous diet attempt, the Millenium Development Goals, that all of the 193 UN member States developed and developing, are obliged to implement them.)
But, in order to work out/go on a diet one has to be able to afford it! What happens, when you are pretty much out of money? Or to put it in MUN terms, who is going to fund all these nice stuff you propose in your draft, my dear reader?
And that's pretty much the case of Greece. Now, don't be confused.The fact that officially as a State can't fund huge and extensive public initiatives, does not by all means that the citizens are not encouraged to do so!Let me be more specific:
The main point of concern and action focuses around SDG 4, quality in education for all.In particular, the majority of the grants are destined to that one and the rest are equally divided between the other ones. The official material has been long translated into Greek by the UNRIC regional office for Greece and Cyprus and a special shout-out to its main officer, Mr. Dimitris Fatouros for his amazing work in promoting them and the youth has been greatly motivated to study them, campaign and advocate for them! This is why the majority of the conferences in the area, are either examining them in their agendas or try to organize special panels to better understand them! Another special shout-out to high school students who actively participate in all the UN funded and SDGs related contests with quite interesting proposals! So, the Greek model UN community contributes its fair share of action towards their implementation.
With regards to the adult part of the Greek civil society, it has to be said that the interest is not that vivid, given the financial problems that the country is facing.But it, also has to be mentioned that a lot of experts and researchers who track down the SDG's progress have brought up a quite serious Question that still looks for an answer to be honest: Given the fact that the crisis has affected the performance and funding capacity of strong economies, who will finally finance the SDGs? Will they have to finally be adjusted to the capacities of every country and by 2030 have the NDGs (National Development Goals) or an answer will be finally given?Let's wait and see!
PS1: Attention Required! | CloudFlare(SDGs in Greek)
PS2:Ideas - Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition the latest Greek participation regarding SDG 4.
PS3:Greece | SDGfunders | SDG Philanthropy Platform all the relevant data concerning financial distribution towards each target in Greece.
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