Description of the
Universal Strategic Plan to Coordinate the Implementation of Target Action Plans
for all UN SDG Targets Worldwide
The most important initiative in the
The entire world, including the United States, has agreed to implement the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their 169 Targets in their countries. Developed countries, including the U.S., have agreed to help all the developing countries with their implementation. Essentially this means the 194 countries of the world have committed to resolve all the significant issues/problems of the world and to have:
- World peace, no nuclear weapons, no violence and very few if any terrorist threats
- No poverty or hunger
- Full employment and guaranteed living incomes
- Mitigation of global warming and its adverse effects
- Single-payer healthcare for all with no co-payment or supplementals
- Rights and civil liberties for all in particular women
- Quality lifelong education and training
- Clean, renewable energy
- Resilient Infrastructure
- Worker inclusive industries
- Wealth equality within and between countries
- Inclusive, safe resilient, cities, settlements and housing
- Clean, healthy, oceans and abundant sea life
- Healthy terrestrial ecosystems
- Good governance and strong institutions
- And, much more
Millions of people and thousands of organizations in the public and private sectors are working on the above all over the world. Collectively we know what needs to be done, However, we are not yet collaborating and working together from a common strategy and plans nearly well enough, the allocated funding is insufficient and there are massive problems some of which are outlined below.
In her article Reading I.F. Stone on Earth Day, Naomi Klein states: "What I.F. Stone saw clearly, and what bears repeating four and half decades later, is that the ecological movement will get nowhere if it fails to connect the dots with other overlapping crises facing our society, from racism to militarism to inequality".
In his book, The Sane Society, Eric Fromm states: "Change must be a simultaneous change in economic, education, political and cultural spheres. Changes restricted to one sphere are destructive of every change."
This implies that implementation of the SDG TAPs must be part of a larger plan and that this work be coordinated and sequenced carefully
Everyone and every organization possible in the public and private sectors should please collaborate, work together, stop competing and help implement:
The Plan to Make Preparations to Implement all UN SDG Targets as TAPs including integrate the remaining SDG Targets and all significant new events, e.g. the Paris Accords, into existing SDG TAPs or develop new TAPs as appropriate
The Plan to Rapidly Implement the UN SDG TAPs in the U.S. and Worldwide including implement urgent Target Actions first and before the preparations are completed for all the TAPs
Key features of these two Plans and the USP include:
Attachment A of the Common Agenda of TAPS provides a Glossary of Terms and Description of the Standard Numbering System for UN SDG TAPs, SDG TAs and USP Documents. Each section of every document is uniquely numbered making it easier to recommend changes..
Applicable TSAs, which were originally primarily developed for the U.S., will be replicated for use in parallel plans in cities, states, other nations, the United Nations and its related organizations. Lessons learned will and better ways to implement TAPs will be fed back into PeopleNow.org's plans
Utilizes the items linked in the Menu to the left as needed
It shows where the funding will come from to provide the up-front, surge funding recommended by George Soros to get the poor, refugees, immigrants, etc. self-sufficient as rapidly as possible. Otherwise, many unnecessary deaths will occur and costs will be much higher.
Recognizes that the hoarding of wealth by a tiny percentage of individuals and corporations is the primary cause of poverty, starvation, preventable deaths, hunger, etc. in this world of plenty.
Provides "very substantial educational and organizational activities ... directed substantially toward developing a popular movement that will not fade away” as recommended by Noah Chomsky.
Educational activities include building the Global Factual Information and Education Program and utilizing other on line resources in particular Wikipedia and on the job training (OJT)
Organizational activities include building the Global Matrix Network (GMN) which will help develop the Massive Global Movements that will not fade away.
To not slow or stop any ongoing, meaningful work
Rapidly accomplish the work in logical, effective, efficient ways and not rely on isms
We will ultimately list all significant problems and their underlying causes will ultimately be listed and match them to solutions for use all over the world
- Over 1500 very destructive nuclear warheads,
illegal under international law and on hair-trigger alert would
kill billions of people and destroy civilization if used
- Illegal wars, bombings, drone attacks, etc. Are being conducted and disputes are not being settled by peaceful means
as required by international law
11 million children in the
world needlessly dying every year
from starvation, malnutrition and preventable diseases
- 836 million people live in extreme poverty—living
on less than $1.90 a day. Three billion live on less than $4.00 dollars a
- 663 million do not have access to clean water drinking
water, 963 million have no or improper sanitation (sewage) systems and billions
of people do not have all the basic needs and necessities of life
- Global warming is not being adequately addressed
- Billions of workers in the workers in the world and
32 million in the U.S. are unemployed or severely underemployed
- Horrible droughts and famines are occurring in particular Africa
Some of our more significant problems
To permanently correct problems requires that the underlying causes of the problem be corrected
Some of the underlying causes of our problems
- The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals are admirable and
apply to all countries. However the target-dates are not nearly ambitious
enough and they are grossly underfunded
- Many large corporations and companies are not paying their employees
enough money to buy the goods they produce
- We have the largest wealth and-income divide of all times. Even though
the 2000-largest corporations and companies have accumulated over 165 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 Rule of Law is not being adequately enforced either nationally or internationally
- Political, economic, foreign policy, elections and governance systems are mismanaged and failing in the U.S. and most of the world
United Nations Sustainability Development Goals
I wish to thank all who have contributed to this work and apologize for not finding the time to acknowledge all contributors by name.This plan is a work in progress, by no means complete and most of the TAPs and USP Documents need editing. It provides a framework into which additional ideas and elements can easily be inserted.
Questions, comments, suggestions, and help —to refine-and-implement 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.
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
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