Fall 2021 SDG Cluster: Quality of Life
More than 700 million people still live in extreme poverty today, struggling to fulfill the most basic needs like health, hunger, and access to water and sanitation. Current estimates show that nearly 690 million people are hungry. Worldwide, one in three people do not have access to safe drinking water, two out of five people do not have a basic hand-washing facility with soap and water, and more than 673 million people still practice open defecation. Health emergencies such as COVID-19 pose a global risk and have shown the critical need for preparedness. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the critical importance of sanitation, hygiene, and adequate access to clean water for preventing and containing diseases. Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development.
How to Get Involved
Attend an SDG Event
Each semester, NC State Global will partner with campus units to host interactive workshops focusing on each of the cluster’s SDG. These workshops, led NC State Faculty & Staff, will help expose NC State students to
Plan your Own Event
NC State Global invites campus partners to host events related to the semester’s cluster of Sustainable Development Goals. Events can be submitted through the University Calendar and will automatically be routed to NC State Global for promotion. Please see the expandable box for additional information.
To manage SDG Event submissions, we will be utilizing the central University Calendar. To submit your event:
- Login to calendar.ncsu.edu with your unity information. Click on the red ‘Submit an Event’ button on the right side.
- As part of the Event Name, add #SDG. This will instruct the calendar administrators to add the SDG tag on the back end so it shows up on the SDG website.
- In your event description, please identify which SDGs are related to this event..
- In the Filters section, under Topic, select ‘Global‘.