The UN 2030 Agenda, Sustainable Development Goals, was unanimously adopted by the leaders of 193 countries at the UN General Assembly in 2015. The international community pledged to solve universal problems such as poverty, disease, and education as well as the global environmental problems which deal with climate change and environmental pollution, and economical problems, including housing, employment, production, consumption, and law by 2030.

SDGs talk about everyone’s happiness and rights, and it says that the responsibility is shared by the members of the society, not just for the people in a particular side of the earth. As a member of each community and country, we have a duty to achieve these goals together to ensure a sustainable life for all people and future descendants of the global village.

In order to seek the rights that belong to everyone because we are humans, and to fulfill our responsibilities and duties to protect each other’s rights, we must first know what the human rights are.

And it is very important to perceive the goals that humanity has set together to guarantee those rights.

On November 28, 2022, a campaign to promote the UN SDGs was held for the students of the University of Zimbabwe.

ASEZ members informed about the 17 goals, how to achieve them, and the impact on individuals and society after achieving the goals.

A student from the University of Zimbabwe said, “I realized how important it is to educate people and raise the public awareness to encourage their participation in social change,” and emphasized that university students should take the lead in sharing knowledge and information with the community. Another student said, “Many students were not aware of the goals or did not know the specific meaning of each goal. Through this activity, I realized how important it is to inform people about the common human goals.” After hearing the explanations about the UN SDGs by the ASEZ members, many students responded that they wanted to know more about the international goals and how to achieve them, and expressed their desire to participate in ASEZ activities to achieve the goals on campus.

Through this campaign, ASEZ students said they realized that they needed to first find out the specific regional problems that need to be solved at the University of Zimbabwe and in the city as well. They added that they would identify the problem, set goals and directions for the goals, and carry out various activities to share their agenda with the community.

There are many rights that belong to us as humans, and there are many ways to implement those rights.

Not only organizations in the society such as governments, companies, and universities, but also local residents should find the ways together. To make every effort to guarantee each other’s rights, it is more urgent to awaken people and communities.

For the bright future in 2030, ASEZ will continue to communicate with the community and inform them of what they must know.