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Philippine Red Cross views SDGs as ‘obligations, not just aspirations’

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Secretary-General, Dr. Gwen Pang,  reaffirmed the organization’s commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) during her speech at the grand launching of the Philippine Amusement and Entertainment Corporation’s (PAEC) SDG museum, called “Change Maker 2040,” on 16 September.

“We firmly believe that achieving the SDGs extends beyond just aspirations; they are our obligations. Obligations of all. The commitment of the PRC to the SDGs encompasses humanitarian action, health and well-being, inclusivity, education and empowerment, and partnership,” Dr. Pang said. 

She further explained that PRC’s mission aligns with the values and objectives of  “Change Maker 2040,” where they both envision a sustainable Earth for future generations. She added: “This [Change Maker 2040] is one way to take action, eradicate poverty, inequality, and injustices, and get something done.”

“Change Maker 2040” is a museum that features the SDGs through dioramas and sustainable presentation of Science and Technology. It aims to support the government’s campaigns aligned with the 17 SDGs.

Dr. Pang described the museum as a proof of the power of innovation and collective commitment in addressing global challenges. 

Meanwhile, PAEC President and CEO Lawrence Li Tan expressed gratitude to PRC and other partner agencies for their support. 

SDGs were adopted by the UN as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

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