In 2015, 193 member states of the United Nations agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030. They concern the planet and people as well as partnerships, prosperity and peace.
Discover the 9 Sustainable Development Goals to which Planète Enfants & Développement is committed.
MDG 1: No Poverty
In Nepal, Cambodia, Vietnam and Burkina Faso, four of the poorest countries in the world, we are working with the most vulnerable communities to improve their living conditions and offer their children the opportunity of a better future.
SDG #3: Good health and well-being
The development and well-being of children are at the heart of our missions. In the field, we work with social workers to give the most vulnerable access to medical care.
In Cambodia, we have trained nurses to provide medical consultations to women workers in the textile sector in their factories.
In Burkina Faso and Nepal, we have launched fun devices to encourage children to wash their hands regularly.
MDG 4: Quality education
One of our priorities is to take better account of early childhood development. We therefore encourage the construction of childcare facilities for children under 6 years of age, both crèches and nursery schools, and the training of educators for toddlers.
In Burkina Faso, we are in the process of developing the profession of nursery assistant with the State, to encourage the stimulation of children before the age of 6. To guarantee equal opportunities for all, we have also set up a training program for vulnerable young Vietnamese to encourage their socio-professional integration.
MDG 5: Gender Equality
Women's rights are one of our major concerns since we work in contexts where societies are often patriarchal. Many of our projects promote the emancipation of women.
In Nepal, for example, we work with women who are victims of sexual exploitation and to promote access to education for young girls from the Chepang community.
In Cambodia, our anti-violence against women programs allow each member of the household to discuss the sharing of tasks and to receive financial education classes.
SDG #8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
We belong to the French collective "Ensemble contre la traite des êtres humains" (Together against human trafficking) which is committed to fight against forced child labor as well as against sexual exploitation.
This is one of our priorities in Nepal, for example, where young girls are particularly at risk of sexual exploitation.
In Vietnam, our professional training center specialized in aesthetics "Là Nails" also allows vulnerable women to train and find a job.
MDG #10: Reduced Inequality
Our ambition: equal opportunities for all children. In each of the four countries where we operate, our programs are geared towards the most marginalized populations and aim to improve their living conditions.
SDG #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
For several years, as part of our family support program, we have been carrying out activities to fight against substandard housing and neighborhoods.
In Cambodia, our social workers accompany families in the slums of Phnom Penh in their renovation projects. We also work with the populations so that they can bring the needs of the neighborhoods to the attention of the authorities (need for sanitation systems, drainage...).
SDG #16: Peace, justice and effective institutions
We are committed to the fight against all forms of violence, particularly against children. We belong to the Groupe Enfance, which brings together 18 NGOs working for the respect of children's rights throughout the world.
In terms of effective institutions: for example, we are currently working with the State on the modernization of civil status in Burkina Faso in order to promote birth registration and fight against the phenomenon of "ghost children".
Finally, in Nepal, following the 2015 earthquake, we helped rebuild schools and set up workshops to raise awareness about natural hazards.
SDG #17: Partnerships for achieving the goals
In the field, our programs are systematically set up in partnership with local associations or authorities in order to promote a long-term impact. Our local partners provide us with a better understanding of the needs of local populations, which is necessary for the implementation of adapted programs. We also attach great importance to local ownership of projects. In Burkina Faso and Cambodia, dozens and dozens of city councils have already taken over the management of the pre-schools we have set up.
In the field, we also act alongside other international associations working on the same issues. In Vietnam, for example, we have set up a partnership with BATIK International to promote gender equality. This is an opportunity to exchange our knowledge and skills in the field of gender-based violence.