ECLT Foundation e-News October 2015
Special Edition
2030 Sustainable Development Goals
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Making a Better Life for Children in Tobacco-Growing Communities
ECLT Foundation in Action
New Era for Global Development Community: 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

The month of September has seen the world come together to take the final step in starting a new era in global development. Over the last two years, the global international community, governments, and people of different walks of life have participated in global consultations and discussions that have informed and shaped the post-2015 global development agenda. The Millennium Development Goals served their purpose with their successes and failures, but will expire at the end of this year. Starting 2016, there will be 17 universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 targets that encompass all the pressing issues of today and are meant to shape and guide development work over the next 15 years.

The ECLT Foundation joined in as United Nations (UN) Member States, development leaders, civil society, and other actors gathered in New York from 25 to 27 September for the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly at the  UN Summit to adopt of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

Today at the ECLT Foundation
Global Progress to End Child Labour
Goal #8 Addresses Root Causes of Child Labour

The 2030 sustainable development agenda adopted by UN member states last month is critical to the ECLT Foundation's work. It addresses several economic and social conditions that pertain to the root causes of child labour worldwide. 

In particular, it contains Sustainable Development Goal 8, "promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all." 

Goal 8 aims to:
  • Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Reduce the number of youth not in employment, education or training
  • Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments
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News From the Field

PROSPER Project in Tanzania Helps Monica Patrick Build New Home and New life
Monica Patrick is married, with three children, living in the Sikonge District of Tanzania. Through the ECLT Foundation's PROSPER project, she received a loan of 190,000 TS to improve her household income and withdraw her children from working at tobacco farms.

With these resources, she produces and sells clothing and cultivates the land she owns. The combination has resulted in enough income for her to not only send her children to school, but construct a house for her family.

Because of PROSPER, Monica Patrick's children are enjoying the new home and attending school. She anticipates using further profit to diversify her businesses by investing in a retail shop, as well as continuing with her current business of selling fabric and investing in agriculture-related activities.

Message from the Executive Director
ECLT Foundation Is Witness to Adoption of 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
The ECLT Foundation was able to join delegates from around the world at the Sustainable Development Summit in New York to witness the adoption of the 2030 sustainable development agenda.
As part of a commitment to shared economic prosperity, social development and environmental protection, and ending poverty, the sustainable development agenda pushes progress in several key areas germane to the work of the ECLT Foundation.
Of high importance is the adoption of Goal 4, which renews the world's commitment to a global outcome for quality education. 

Goal 4 aims to:
  • Ensure that all girls and boys complete free and quality primary and secondary education
  • Ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education
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