November 14, 2016

Dear Division 16,

I found this amazing website, it’s the International Labour Organization (ILO).

They are thinking about 2030 and the need for sustainable development.

If you take a look at the website, they have organized their goals into 17 areas. If you click on each of the coloured boxes, you can find more out about what each goal means and how the ILO thinks it can be achieved.

For your assignment tonight, please choose one of the 17 goals and read all of the tabs on that page.  In your response, please choose ONE of the following ideas to answer.

  1. Make a connection to something you know about this goal area and explain why you support or do not support this goal towards a better world
  2. Add on to the ideas shared on the website by writing additional strategies to improve on our ability to achieve this goal or ways that we could achieve them

I look forward to your responses!




  1. The Baconator

    I think that afford able housing should be one of the goals on this list because if shelter is affordable for more people it will make our economy stronger. Also it would help address some of the other problems like number 11, sustainable cities and communities and number 15, life on land.


    I recently I watched the Netflix series Cooked which talked about the four elements: Fire, Water, Earth and Air. I connect this to the ILO’s goals to feed everyone. In Lebanon the ILO’s staff is teaching adults how to collect prepare and cook food just like how in the episodes Michael Pollen explains how people can find or hunt food then use the four elements to cook a meal.

  3. crazymemeslol123

    #2 being able to be making fresh foods in the future is amazing but will you be able to afford it?I hope in the future (or 2030) that all people will be able to afford food even if they don’t have a home,and it will be grown without pesticides.

  4. the Time traveler

    The goal I chose was Climate Action because the idea is it’s a program to make sure people will know when storms will hit or natural disasters, and the people who prepare the citizens to stay safe will have jobs. I think that climate action is important because it is also about stopping climate change from happening. Climate change is already happening, and we need to stop it. It is getting hotter everywhere, and some people don’t believe that this is real. It is real, and it is affecting all of our lives.

  5. the engineer

    In the affordable and clean energy tab they talk about green electricity using solar panels. First of all I agree with using solar panels because they produce clean energy so we use less electricity made from fossil fuels. Second of all it helps unemployed people find jobs because people will want to hire them to put solar panels on the roofs of their houses. My connection to this is from the time I was in Germany where I saw a bunch of solar panels on the roofs. That made me think about how much fossil fuel is saved.

  6. Sushi Monster

    #1 – Goal #4 Education (equal access to training and education for women). In a lot of countries women are not treated as fairly as men. It is harder for them to get a good education, some girls are not even allowed to go to school. When we went to India in 2013, we visited a school in a rural area that was giving scholarships to poor boys and girls plus helping the women learn skills like sewing and farming. I think girls and women should have equal rights to a good education. This will make the world better because there will be less poverty after women get good jobs to support their family.

  7. smeagaleater10

    #2 For life underwater I think that if the ILO showed fishermen more responsible fishing strategies so that they would be more interested in managing the fishery resources to support the economy over a longer period of time. When they are talking to the fishermen they should make it clear that they have to to be reasonable about their environmental impact. When I read the details on the article I felt connected to #8 (decent work and economic growth) and #11 (sustainable cities and communities). I think I felt connected to those topics because they were highly relevant to fishing because fishing can be one of the biggest influences of the region, fishing can also help build build sustainable cities and communities.

  8. Flying Mandarin

    The ILO help educate the people on how to emprove on the quality of life. Teaching people to produce better quality item to increase the income for their families.

  9. GamingPickle84

    #2 goal #11 if we could lower housing costs by having special affordable appartments for people in different conturys. people can buy them and then they would have more money for heath care and food ect.

  10. Amythest

    1. I chose to talk about goal #6 Clean Water. I think that that could be one of the most important goals because I know that quite a lot of people in the world who don’t have access to fresh clean water, luckily most Canadians do. This goal would help all of the places in Canada that can’t access fresh clean water. It will also help the Canadians out in their jobs, like what the goal talks about if they need to be able to access clean water for their job the government could put something there, perhaps a well to help out the workers.

  11. Touchdown

    #2 I am doing mine on gender equality work. One thing that I think would help is if we focused less on jobs that have a higher percentage of being a job with mostly boys like sport or hunting (this is not saying that girls can do these jobs) and pay each job equally because each job is a help to the economy.

  12. Random student

    #1,goal 2(NoHunger).I think people should be able to eat healthy edible food and a lot of people in the world don’t have clean food and water to drink and eat.I support this goal because when everyone in the world has food and water to drink and eat, there wouldn’t be so much people dying because of hunger and I think it makes a big difference

  13. purple pom-poms

    #1 I’m doing Zero hunger. I think that what the ILO is doing is very good because some women don’t have jobs in certion countries, so if they make food it may help them build a better appearance, so it is easier to get jobs and make money. With the thing were the ILO is hoping to get more food from farmers by 2030, I don’t think thats such a good idea because what food we are already given is a lot, and we still throw away misshapen veggies or fruit that are still edible. So if we had more food that means more weirdly shaped ones there will be, so more food to throw out by factories.

  14. super cheese cake

    #1 Once I’ve heard that a little girl who lives in Canada saw a lot of homeless people on the side of the street. She told her mom if they could do anything to help them. Her mom said that they don’t have enough money to help them all. So that little girl gathered all of the people in their community to help her to plant food in the park in their community and gave them to the homeless people on the street. I connected it to no.2 “end hunger”. One of the article said that local farmers and businesses came together to showcase products and explore avenues to develop the olive industry.

  15. Joaquin

    I chose to discuss number 1, about the 6th goal: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all. I strongly agree and support this goal, I think we forget that not everyone has clean water in their homes and we take for granted having safe drinking water. Lack of access to clean and safe drinking water is not just an issue in third world countries, we have this problem here in BC. Where? You are probably wondering. On the Nazko First Nation Reservation in the north-central region of BC, they have not had clean and safe drinking water for more than 16 years. On the Neskantaga First Nation Reservation in Ontario, they have the longest running boil-water advisory- they have been boiling their water for 20 years. It is hard to accept that we could be so advanced in technology and still not be able to have clean and safe drinking water for everybody in this country, actually in the whole world.

  16. S.P.E.W

    I chose goal 1.1. I agree with the goal to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030. It is not totally impossible because there is lots of time and this is an achievable goal. I think that this going to be accomplished by 2030 since they have been talking about it ending world hunger since the 1980’s.

  17. Soccerboy123ABC

    2 I think that it will be hard to reach zero hunger by 2030 but not impossible to do if we are able to ,Akers more urban farming and give farmers more land and money we will be able to get close to reaching this goal.If more people start growing there own food there will be more food for people who are starving.

  18. Arcticfox

    2# This is not as important as the others said in the website, But I think endangered animals should be on this list. There are many endangered animals but i would be talking about the ones that no one is think about that are almost extinct. Many animals go extinct and its our fault. If they had a fundraiser to help people go out to where these animals are. They could help to protect them and put laws on hunting. Slowly bringing them back to normal.

  19. Spamlington

    #1. I did goal #14, keeping our sea life healthy. I connect with this goal because last year, I was watching TV and a documentary came on about illegal fishing in Japan, and I realized that stuff like that is becoming a big problem. As you can probably tell, I support the goal and I think that it could become a major problem soon.

  20. Sparkle sloth

    .2 I decided to do #1. I think they have good ideas, but if I would think about their homes as well. Maybe they could make more places for them to live and more, better quality shelters, and for less money.

  21. Pink Pickle

    #1 I can connect to the climate action goal very personally because I support stopping climate change and always enjoy learning about it. I support this goal because if we don’t take action, then we could lose our entire planet and could go extinct. Or at the very best a lot of other animals would go extinct and we would lose most of our ocean side cities due to the rapid rise of sea level.

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