Draft
Holistic Strategy and Plans to
Help Refine and Implement the UN SDGs and Targets
Using the
Massive Global Movement and Universal Strategic Plan

On September 27, 2015, all 194 countries of the world, including the U.S. agreed to implement the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 Targets beginning January 1, 2016. Developed countries, including the U.S., agreed to help undeveloped countries implement the UN SDGs in their countries. The United Nations deserves a massive amount of credit - the world is in desperate need of these SDGs and Targets. .

On the same day President Obama committed himself, our nation and the world to implement all the UN SDGs and Targets in an outstanding, inspiring speech at the United Nations in New York - Remarks by the President on Sustainable Development Goals.

This means that President Obama and the U.S, Government is committed to end poverty, hunger, wars, inequalities, provide full employment at decent work, take action to combat climate change and its impacts and provide equal justice for all among many other things in the U,S, and in undeveloped countries.

 This is absolutely possible given todays accumulated knowledge, technology, the internet, productivity, etc. and if we the people and all our public and private sector in particular our Congress and Courts work together with the President.

President Obama ended his speech by asking several rhetorical questions: "how do we meet these new goals that we’ve set today? How can we do our work better? How can we stretch our resources and our funding more effectively? How can donor countries be smarter, and how can recipient countries do more with what they receive?

We all will help answers these questions using every ones ideas and the Massive Global Movement & Universal Strategic Plan for a Permanently Peaceful, Prosperous, Just, Sustainable World (MGM&USP). It provides a framework for individuals and organizations to provide ideas to implement all the UN SDG Targets

Anyone with ideas or already working on a cause not already included in the Common Agenda are welcomed to add it as an UN SDG Target Action Plan (TAP), You can go to UN SDGs 169 Targets to see all the Targets and  review the UN SDG TAPs on the Common Agenda to use as examples.

PeopleNow.org has already prepared much of about forty urgent UN SDG Target Action Plans (TAPs) described in the Common Agenda. We are proposing to use upfront-surge funding and donations of food and materials  to accelerate their implementation and ensure  that everyone in the world quickly has a decent job, healthcare, housing, education, clean water, energy, equality, peace, prosperity, justice and sustainability and be self-sufficient..

This Movement and Plan focuses primarily on the United States Federal Government and undeveloped countries. Parallel, individual movements and plans that mimic the U.S.'s will focus on cities, states, other nations, and the United Nations and its related organizations.

All elements of the MGM&USP can be accessed via the menu to the left.

The MGM&USP is not intended to slow or stop any ongoing, meaningful work.

Collectively we know everything that must be done. However, we are not collaborating or working together nearly well enough. Millions are working alone or in stove-pipe organizations, duplicating many efforts, missing important actions and not working from a common set of plans.

Implementing the SDGs and MGM&USP is so huge and complex, the thousands of organizations and millions of individuals, working on progressive change and reform around the world must collaborate and work together using
The Holistic Strategy to Integrate, Refine and Implement the UN SDGs and MGM&USP 

The problems and challenges we face are unimaginable and shameful. In a world of abundance:

  1. Over 1500 very destructive nuclear warheads on hair-trigger alert would kill billions of people and destroy civilization if used
  2. 17 thousand children in the world needlessly dying each day from starvation, malnutrition and preventable diseases
  3. 836 million people living in extreme povertyless than $1.25 a day. Billions of people living on less than $4.00 dollars a
  4. 800 million are without access to water
  5. 2.5 billion without sanitation/sewage systems
  6. 1.2 billion without electricity
  7. 2.7 billion without clean cooking facilities
  8. 197 million counted as unemployed however two billion unemployed are no longer for looking work because there isn’t any and are no longer counted ,as unemployed
  9. In 2014, the official U.S. poverty rate was 14.8 percent with 46.7 million people in poverty and 21.1 % of children under the age of 18 in poverty in the richest country in the world.
  10.  In 2014, 14.0 percent of household, which was approximately one in seven
    of all households, were food insecure. 3.7 million households, 9.4 percent of households with children, households were unable at times during the year to provide adequate, nutritious food for their children.
  11. The United Nations' 17-Sustainable Development Goals are fantastic and apply to all countries.  But the target-dates are not ambitious enough and they are grossly underfunded
  12. Climate change is not being addressed at all 
  13. Many large corporations and companies are not paying their employees enough money to buy the goods they produce and the unemployment rate is over 22% in the although the federal government is reporting 5%
  14. We have the largest wealth and-income divide of all times. Even though the 2000-largest corporations and companies have accumulated over 162 trillion dollars in net-assets (according to Forbes) and there are over 2,235 billionaires in the world, the world's economy is on the verge of collapse
  15. The Rule of Law is not being enforced nationally or internationally
United States Unemployment Rate April 2016

Over 35 million workers are actually unemployed in the US counting those that have given up looking for work because there isn't any

 

Also please see Problems and Challenges and Urgent Need for comprehensive reform.

We Are at a Crossroads

If we continue with the current failed militarism, monetary and political systems, allow corporation executives to continue controlling our public servants, institutions and elections and do not work together using a common set of plans, we will have:

1. Increasing worldwide unemployment, poverty, malnutrition, hunger, diseases, homelessness, wealth divide and a massive depression

2. Cuts in Social Security, Medicare, welfare programs and public services

3. Endless wars, occupations, militarism and empire building

4. Increasing global warming, rising sea levels and super storms

5. More torture, abuse, extraordinary renditions, false arrests and non-judicial killings

6. Chronic water and energy shortages, environment degradation and natural resource depletion

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Please review the parts of the UN SDGs and MGM&USP in which you are interested. Subscribe to work on specific Actions or SDG Target Action Plans from the Common Agenda with others, and/or have your organization or you become an Equal Partner in the Massive Global Matrix Network.

Please note that UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and SDG Target Action Plans {TAPs) are uniquely numbered making it easy to recommend changes. The digits before the first decimal point is the document number and the digits after the first decimal point identify what the element is e.g. decimal .4 are all actions to be implemented.


I wish to thank all who have contributed to this work and apologize for not finding the time to acknowledge all the contributors.

The MGM&USP is a work in progress and by no means complete. It provides a framework into which additional ideas and elements can easily be inserted. Questions, comments, suggestions, and help —to refine-and-implement the MGM&USP—are welcome and can be forwarded to PeopleNow.org via email RefineThePlan@PeopleNow.org or fax (703) 521-0849.

If we work together, continually refine and implement all this we will have a permanently peaceful, prosperous, just, sustainable world. And be a model for all countries 

Thanks.

Ron Fisher
Captain US Navy (retired)
Coordinator, Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Peace through Justice (GPtJ) Working Group
Coordinator, Veterans for Peace (VFP) Democracy, Constitution, War Powers and Prosecute War Criminals Working Groups
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 725-7849
Fisher@PeopleNow.org
For a short bio click on About the Compilers at the top of the page