Sustainable Development Goals for 2030
People, planet, prosperity, peace, partnership: these are the themes of the new Sustainable Development Goals established for 2030.
World Renew is proud to contribute to a significant number of SDGs through our international ministries.
1. No Poverty
World Renew’s annual World Hunger Campaign is a season of awareness and action so that communities around the world may be equipped to fight against the poverty cycle. Supporters are asked to consider giving of their time, prayers, talents, and financial gifts to bless those who live in need.
World Renew hosts this trans-continental bike tour open to cyclists of any experience and ability who are united by one vision: to see the world poverty-free. Participants will journey through communities from Vancouver to Halifax to raise financial support and awareness as together we fight to make poverty history.
2. Zero Hunger
World Renew works side-by-side with local farmers to test and adopt sustainable agriculture methods. The results include increased food security, improved economic conditions, and improved gender relations as World Renew ensures credit and technical training for women farmers as well as men.
3. Good health and well-being
World Renew is committed to working towards the health and well-being of mothers and children through the Maternal and Child Health Program. This is a vital part of the community development work in nearly every country where we have a presence, and it includes medical training, community awareness and participation, education for new mothers, and monitoring the health of newborns and young children.
World Renew works to reach out in love to those who are hurting from HIV and AIDS by creating programs for persons living with the disease, for caregivers, for children and youth-at-risk, for communities, and for churches.
4. Quality Education
World Renew works to establish literacy groups and classes in communities where illiteracy rates are high and pose great challenges to development. Through these classes, we are also able to increase the social status of women and youth and the support for children’s education.
5. Gender Equality
World Renew is committed to gender justice, meaning that all children and adults have equal access to community resources and equal opportunity to benefit from community projects, to make community decisions, and to develop their talents, regardless of gender. This also means working against domestic violence, female genital mutilation, honor killings, sex trafficking, victimization of widows and single mothers, and unhealthy expressions of masculinity.
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
World Renew recognizes the great importance of adequate access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for the achievement of human and economic development. We begin usually in disaster settings and then develop long term solutions for improved access in local communities.
7. Affordable and Clean Energy
8. Decent work and economic growth
World Renew works through Village Savings and Loan programs that focus on the resources, initiative, accountability and social support that are already present in vulnerable communities. These programs allow the creation and expansion of small businesses that benefit individuals, families and ultimately whole communities.
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
10. Reduced Inequalities
World Renew works with to support and empower refugees, which includes providing for immediate needs, advocating for rights, and working to resettle families. This relates to SDG 10 by assisting migration and empowering the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of race, ethnicity, origin, religion, or economic status.
11. Sustainable cities and communities
12. Responsible consumption and production
13. Climate Action
World Renew is committed to caring for the world as faithful stewards of creation, and this shapes how we work alongside those afflicted by poverty. This stewardship is inseparable from justice work because it is the poor that are often most disadvantaged by environmental disasters, climate change, and resource policies and practices.
14. Life Below water
15. Life on Land
16. Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
World Renew was founded with peace and justice at its core. Over the years, the scope of this work has grown and is now advancing into governance work.
World Renew knows that one of the best ways to respond to the needs of those living in poverty or oppression is to examine the structural issues that create and perpetuate these problems, and then to take action to restore them. This involves advocating for change and encouraging others to do the same.
World Renew is serious about its work fighting and preventing human trafficking. This is done by improving people’s educations and job opportunities within their home communities, as well as providing training about what human trafficking is and how to prevent it.
17. Partnership for the Goals
World Renew recognizes the importance of collaboration. This is why we work with 67 international Christian partners to impact local communities. World Renew also maintains memberships and affiliations with international networks such as ACT Alliance, Integral Alliance, Foods Resource Bank, and the Micah Network so that our work may reap greater results.