The Basque Country advances toward Human Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). In the last three years, the Basque Government, the social entities and the companies have given serious commitment on the fulfilment and implementation of the SDG although, according to what Txabi Anuzita - Head of International Relations at UNESCO Etxea- spoke at the first ALC Conferences on Sustainable Development “it is a long- distance race with a series of difficult hurdles”. The international expert also emphasized the world´s “economic inequality” and stressed the need for the promotion of “ethical, balanced and sustainable growth”.

The selected 25 participants discussed with Txabi Anuzita on the described 17 SDG and some of the 169 targets to be implemented for the fulfillment of those objectives, as he stressed “complying sustainable development addresses a range of personal and social habits that includes consumption habits and behavior”.

He also emphasized “reducing inequalities is the key” as he however also explained “until we don´t share we have, we won´t have an equal society. It is fair, ethical and sustainable”. At this point he recalled the annual Sustainable Development Goals report and added the “slight improvement” from the data released.

The session was well attended by students who shared their insights and ideas with the speaker.  Anuzita, provoked reflection of participants and ended the conference by encouraging the participants to seek the SDG. He did so by using the following quote in Antoine de Saint-Exupèry´s “The Little Prince”: Seeds sleep deep in the heart of the earth's darkness, until some one among them is seized with the desire to awaken”.  

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