Refining & Implementing the
Sustainable Development Goals and Targets
Movement & Universal Strategic Plan
We live in an Age of Abundance. There should
be no poverty, malnutrition, or homelessness anywhere in the world today.
There should be no wars, conflicts, or nuclear weapons. They are deadly,
illegal, immoral and very costly.
To permanently end poverty, inequities
and wars, we must thoroughly analyze these problems and their underlying causes
and work together from a common set of plans to correct them.
This website describes refining and implementing the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 Targets using the Massive Global Movement and Universal Strategic Plan To Refine and Implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals to Have a Permanently Peaceful, Prosperous, Just, and Sustainable World (MGM&USP) that provides an overall holistic strategy, common plans, tools, and funding sources for the millions of outstanding individuals and thousands of organizations in the world working on progressive change and reform.
This Movement and Plan focuses primarily on the United States Federal Government. 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 almost 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.Implemanting the SDGs 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 an Holistic strategy:
The Holistic Strategy to Refine and Implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals
The problems and challenges that we face include:
- Over 1500 nuclear warheads on hair-trigger
alert that would kill billions of people if used and we are in endless wars
17 thousand children dying each day from malnutrition and preventable diseases
836 million people in the world living in extreme poverty—less than $1.25 a day. Billions of people living on less than $4.00 dollars a day
- 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. For example, one target is by 2030,
have full employment. However, this should be fully-funded and we
and Productive Employment and Decent Work for All (SDG 8)–at Living-Wages–Primarily
to Provide Affordable Needs-and-Necessities for a Decent Life for All and
Accomplish the MGM&USP in particular NP/AP #25
Decrease The Rate and Degree of Climate Change and Mitigate its Adverse
Effects. After a year or two everyone would be self-supporting and there
would be no need for additional funding.
- 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% although the federal government just reported 5%
- 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. The
reason is that many of the 1% are greedy and unwilling to share their money.
- The U.S. is doing some good things around the world; however, the U.S. Federal-Government officials have plans to attack other countries and individuals—with drones—almost any place in the world, leading efforts to cut corporate taxes, but have no real plans to end poverty, homelessness, unemployment and malnutrition, stop campaign finance abuses, conserve resources, slow and mitigate the effects of global warming, repair-and-modernize infrastructure; etc.
We Are at a Crossroad
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 depletiono
Please review the parts of the MGM&USP in which you are interested. Subscribe to work on specific Actions or 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 and/or read more in the Executive Summary of the PM
Please note that all Actions, Action Plans and Elements of the MGM&USP To Refine and Implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals 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 Massive Global Movement and Universal Strategic Plan To Refine and Implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals 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 this Global Movement and Universal-Strategic-Plan, we will have a permanently peaceful, prosperous, just, sustainable world.
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
For a short bio click on About the Compilers at the top of the page