“To get to any process, we need money and more supplementation and what sustainable development goal that Thailand should consider?.” said Mr. Riccardo Mesiano. Everyone starts to ask a question to each other with curiosity.
On April 30, our teacher from Editorial and Article writing class has given us an opportunity to visit UN with the topics about a Sustainable Development Goal and human trafficking. But unfortunately, I miss the first part of the first speaker since it was a rainy day and my van get stuck in the traffic and that cause me to arrive late on 10 o'clock. After my van parked in front of a secure metal gate, I did walk to the building with two security guard that standing and check our belonging. Then I use an escalator to the third floor and the conference room was on the left-hand side. Nevertheless, lucky for me to get in the room at the time that the first speaker is talking a brief about the sustainable development goals.
The moment I step into the room, it was different from what I imagine. But what I really impress is that every seat has their own microphone and speaker, so I can hear a speaker clearer. Furthermore, I can only hear the sound of air conditioner since the room is very silent and full of attention of the listener. To be honest, This room makes me stress and anxiety due to the topic that I am not really familiar with. Even though, the overall atmosphere brings effectiveness to me.
Before diving down into the topic of Sustainable Development Goal of the first speaker, I would like to tell a brief information about ESCAP first. ESCAP is a regional comission that coordinate regional level of development as it has its own membership in countries from Asia and the Pacific. During the year 2000 to 2015, they only concern to achieve 8 goals but they want something more. So they decided to have added more goal; therefore, in the year 2016 to 2030, they want to achieve 17 goals. Additionally, the goals are covered to solve a problem of poverty, environment, inequality, and health etc.
What is the key important thing that I realize after listening to the conference is that if not achieve one stage, it will not achieve any stage at all. I do agree with the second speaker, Mr. Riccardo Mesiano about how every goal interlink to each other like a web. He also mentioned that a plan of action is concerned for four P which are people, planet, prosperity, and peace. I think to achieve one goal could possibly change other, for example, if we can change the education to be better, a student might have more knowledge on how to manage themselves to have a good health and well being. Also, the better education might improve the economic growth because people tended to have a decent work since they will apply to the work field that suits their ability. Therefore, there will be less problem of unemployment. More importantly, when people have work to do it will decrease the poverty in some part of the society.That can give me an idea of how education is the key goal to complete the zero hunger, poverty, and good health and well-being issue.
Some random student asked about the life below water topic up in the middle of Mr.Riccardo Mesiano speaking. Many areas in Thailand are near the coastline which of course we have the fisherman. People who lived near the sea will absolutely do fishing as a job; therefore, concerning about the wellbeing of life underwater is a must since there are no fish, it will create poverty and sustainable cities and community issue. This answer is emphasized how all the sustainable development goal are all connected.
Mr.Mesiano ended his presentation that all the goals need money, supplement, and resources to be done. And what is very important is the partnership. I do realize of how hard working that UN tries to manage all the 17 goals in order to make the world a better and I really appreciate how they concern all the goal that covered all the serious issue that occurs in our society right now. Further, I did learn new things about how one issue can lead to other like a web. I think starting with improving the quality education would be a good start.
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