By Rachel Atieno

 

Vision 2030 is a long-term Regional Development Plan (NDP)and International Development Plan (IDP) developed by the Regional/International Planning Commission in collaboration and consultation from every citizens in a particular country or nations in a continent as a whole from all walk of life. "The plan is a product of thousands of inputs and perspective of the nations involved in the agreement for change". " It is a plan for a better future; a future in which no person lives in poverty, where no one lives hungry, where there is work for all, a nation/nations united in fulfilling the vision of the constitution which contain regulations that governs involved parties". The Regional/International Development Plan envisions a nation/nations where "everyone feels yet bonded to others"; where everyone embrace their full potential, a country where "opportunity is determined not by birth, but ability, education and work, Minister Trevor Manuel, South Africa.


Upon achievement of the Regional/International goals set by the respective development Commissions. Nations may be able to succumb social, economic and environmental challenges.


Social

Ending all forms of discrimination against all women through effective schemes such as 
 

  • Recognizing and valuing unpaid care and domestic work through provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and family and nationally as a whole.
     
  • Ensure women's full effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making in political, economic and public life.
     

· Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial service, inheritance and national resources, in accordance with the national law.
 

End poverty in all its forms everywhere in ways such as: -
 

  • Ensure significant mobilization of resources from variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation. In order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, to implement programs and policies to end poverty in all dimensions.
     
  • Create sound policy framework at the national, regional and international levels, based on pro-poor and gender sensitive development strategies, to support accelerated investment in poverty eradication.

    Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and also in addition provision of quality water by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated waste water and substantially increasing recycling and safe use globally.

    Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Ensuring that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, through education which may enlighten learners and scholars on sustainable lifestyle, human-rights, gender equality, promotion of peaceful culture and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.

 

Economic
Strengthening means of implementation and revitalize the Global partnership for sustainable development through: -

 

  • Finance. Strengthen domestic resource mobilization, including through international support to developing countries, to improve domestic capacity for tax and other revenue collection methods.
     
  • Trade. Realize timely implementation of a duty -free and quota-free market access on a lasting basis for all least developed countries, consistent with the World Trade Organization decision including by ensuring that preferential rules of origin applicable to import from least developed countries are simple and contribute towards market accessibility.
     
  • Capacity building. Enhance International support for implementing effective and targeted capacity - building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all sustainable development goals.
     
  • Technology. Enhance regional and international cooperation on access to science, technology and enhance knowledge sharing concept on mutually agreed terms through coordination among existing mechanism particularly in United Nation (UN) level and through global technology facilitation mechanism.
     
  • Promote development transfer and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies for developing countries on preferential terms as mutually agreed between the parties involved in the act.
     
  • Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. Develop quality, reliable, sustainable infrastructure to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all and also enable significant rise in industry's share of employment and gross domestic products, in line with national circumstances and double its shares in least developed countries.

 

Environmental
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. Restrict certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, eliminate subsidies that that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and recognizing appropriate ways and measures for treating fish ponds in least developed countries which are supposed to be part of the World Trade Organization fisheries subsidies negotiations.

 

Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the intergovernmental oceanographic commission criteria and guideline in the transfer of Marine Technology to the developing countries in particular small islands.
 

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystem, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reserve land degradation and halt diversity loss. Enhance global support for effort to combat poaching and trafficking of protected species and also increasing the capacity of local communities to pursue recommendable and admirable livelihood opportunities.
 

Integrate ecosystem and biodiversity values into national and local planning development process.
 

Take urgent action to end poaching and trafficking of protected species of flora and fauna and address both demand and supply of illegal wildlife product.
Mobilize significant resources for all sources and at all level to finance sustainable forest management and provide adequate incentives to developing countries to advance in their management operations such as conservation and reforestation.