The way I explain them, the SDGs are nothing short of a diplomatic miracle. They have gifted the world with its first truly universal vision of a positive future. The are capable of uniting countries, cultures, religions and disciplines: and that’s not rhetoric. That is a description of what I have observed over the past year. The SDGs are even forcing government and UN functionaries to start truly “breaking down silos” and actually collaborating across sectoral and disciplinary lines — which is something of a miracle in itself.
. . . That “daring to hope” look is one that I’m starting to see a lot: business people, university students, even tired and cynical government officials can show a splash of it once in a while. They see, in the SDGs, a vision. A way forward. And a very serious to-do list, to which literally everyone can contribute, in which everyone has a role.