Does Compassion Meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

Many of the SDGs directly parallel what Compassion does. When it comes to goals and implementation, though, we sometimes take a different approach. Here are the SDGs that most closely match our work, along with ways they overlap and differ.

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WANTED: the Freedom to be a Kid

According to the United Nation’s International Labor Organization, “Child labor is every work activity that children and adolescents do before turning 18 years old, that affects their physical, social, intellectual, psychological and moral development.” And poverty is a key contributor to the prevalence of child labor.

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Fewer Children Are Dying

Good news from the government is pretty rare. Good news in the media is even more rare. So when I read this headline the other day, I smiled: “WHO sees good progress on UN health goals for poor.” According to a recent study by the U.N.’s World […]

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Life in Haiti After the Earthquake: A Changed Perspective

Received from Ken Laura, a member of our Haiti Relief Team working in Port-au-Prince. Sunday, April 25 — I moved last week and it has changed my situation and my perspective. Instead of sleeping in a tent beside the main road of Delmas listening […]

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Protecting Our Children

In Indonesia, children’s rights are a critical issue — as in many countries, women and children are often the most vulnerable members in the community. Disasters often bring immediate attention from governments, such as the recent earthquakes […]

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