Workshop raises public awareness of sustainable development hinh anh 1App to drive UN's SDGs (Source: mobileworldwide)

HCM City (VNA) – Initiatives on sustainable marine development were raised at a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on September 20 that aimed to improve public awareness of the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) for 2016-2030. 

The event was jointly held by the SDG Action Campaign, the Young Professionals Programme of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), SEA Media Co. Ltd. and the centre for social media and community.

Participants said the initiatives presented at the workshop will contribute to raising social responsibility of the Government, businesses and the community to create sustainable values in socio-economic development.

The conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources is one of the 17 SGDs adopted by 193 UN member states in September 2015, covering social, economic and environmental aspects through 2030.

On the basis of the goal, Sea Media Co. Ltd. has joined hands with the centre for social media and community to launch a contest on sustainable maritime tourism in order to create applicable products while encouraging young Vietnamese to take actions to build a clean and sustainable environment.

Jasmine Jaruphand from the SDG Action Campaign affirmed that the SDGs ensure no one be left behind, adding that as many as 2 billion people will be familiar with the goals.-VNA