Sustainable Development

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Sustainable Development
Sustainable
development is a
process that
empowers
people in poor
communities to
ultimately help
themselves.
Sustainable
development is
powerful, longlasting
development.
Sustainable
development is an
EMPOWERING
process that places
those being affected
at the centre of their
own development.
People are equipped
with the necessary
knowledge, skills
and appropriate
values and attitudes
to act and manage
their own
development.
Sustainable Development
is a HOLISTIC approach
that considers:
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Human Rights
Gender Equity
Environment
Effective Communication
Sustainable
development is
non-discriminatory
and protects the
dignity of all people.
It does not
discriminate on the
basis of race,
colour, gender,
religion, political
opinion, national
or social origin, or
birth status.
All sustainable
development projects
must be:
• Planned
• Monitored and
• Evaluated
Development considers
Human Rights
Sustainable development must take
into account basic human rights as
agreed upon in 1948 by all member
countries of the United Nations.
UN Declaration of Human Rights
In 1948 the United Nations passed the
· Freedom of peaceful assembly and of
Declaration of Human Rights. Here is a
association
summary of that document.
· Seek and receive information and
ideas
Every human being has the right to:
· Take part in politics
· Life
· Work
· Liberty and security of person
· Fair wages and equal pay for equal
· Not be a slave
work
· Not be tortured
· Social security
· Protection of the law
· A decent standard of living
· A fair and public hearing in the courts · Join a trade union
· Be presumed innocent until proved
· Rest and leisure
guilty
· Education
· Freedom of movement and residence
· Marry and raise a family
All of these rights apply to everyone
regardless of race, colour, gender,
· Own property
language, religion,
· Freedom of thought, conscience or
political opinion, social origin,
religion
property or birth order.
· Freedom of opinion and expression
Sustainable Development
Includes:
Men and women of the community
Long-term Planning
Infrastructure building (with local
products and people power)
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Roads
Housing
Dams
Buildings –
including
schools and
medical posts
Water and food availability and
security
• Building water posts or
wells
• Growing and rotating
crops
• Growing different
vegetables for variety
Income generation
• Teaching practical ways for families to become
self-sufficient
Health Education
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Eating a variety of foods
Washing hands
Safe toileting
Brushing teeth
Visiting a medical post
when ill
• Etc
Primary school education
HIV/AIDS Education
Birth Education
Peace and Reconciliation Education
Conservation of nonrenewable resources
and finding alternate
resources
Advocacy
A knowledge of how to network
• With local
governments
• With state and
federal governments
• With other
development
organisations in the
area
ALWS and Sustainable
Development –
Dare to Dream a Different World
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