This is the tenth in our 12 Days of Christmas series of posts detailing how Wordcatcher Publishing Group Ltd plans to meet the ten commitments it signed up to as a signatory to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals Publishers Compact.
10. Taking action on at least one Sustainable Development Goal annually
The tenth commitment the UN calls for is to pledge to take action on at least one Sustainable Development Goal yearly, and to report back on progress.
The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform our world:
GOAL 1: No Poverty
GOAL 2: Zero Hunger
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
GOAL 4: Quality Education
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
GOAL 13: Climate Action
GOAL 14: Life Below Water
GOAL 15: Life on Land
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
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If you follow any of the links above, you’ll see how ambitious these goals are. Indeed, for any one company, or individual, they might appear impossible to achieve. We are taking a pragmatic approach in working towards the ideals they represent. What follows is a summary of what we feel we can achieve.
Our primary objectives for 2021
- We invite writers to submit guest posts to discuss disability issues with a focus on how this affects access to books, reading, writing, being an author, and publishing.
- We will set up a dedicated section on the website to highlight this content and give a voice to this subject.
- Wordcatcher already works with RNIB Bookshare to provide the books we publish free of charge to visually impaired readers, and we welcome similar ways to extend accessibility of our authors’ content.
These objectives may touch upon many of the UN goals, and we look forward to seeing where this leads.
In case you missed it, here is yesterday’s post about out how we will be dedicating resources to realising the Sustainable Development Goals.
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