Earlier on, we discussed about how to Anticipate Your Role and End Extreme Poverty in South Sudan to free our mothers from the yoke of lack of water, our youth from joblessness and our children from diseases.
However, the new 17 Development Goals till 2030 are set to promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies, recognizes that without peace and stability, there can be no sustainability; and a sustainable world is a safer one. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. South Sudan may miss again if hostilities are not ceased. For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like South Sudanese.
The Millennium Development Goals, which were agreed fifteen years ago and which come to an end this year, have been in other countries the most successful anti-poverty push in history. The lives of millions of people have been improved through MDG action. Global poverty continues to decline, more people have access to safe drinking water, more children than ever are attending primary school, and targeted investments in fighting malaria, AIDS, tuberculosis and other disease not mentioned here have saved millions. But in South Sudan the above continues to deprive because of continued war, poor governance and lack of effective rule of law.
South Sudan ongoing security and humanitarian crises not only take a terrible human toll but have a devastating impact on development. When a society is affected by conflict, schools have to close, vaccination campaigns have to stop, infectious diseases spread unchecked and mothers have no safe place to deliver their babies. Yes, youths remain unemployed and citizens have no right for the freedom of Expression on their own country. Politicians necessarily will have the opportunity to corrupt the country resource because of the absence of the rule of law.
Need for reflection of the past and Urgency.
Problems arising in South Sudan need Justice, peace and inclusive societies which is within the new Sustainable Development Goals till 2030. It’s dedicated to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, the provision of access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels. Women empowerment, children back to school campaigns in conflict affected areas, which is also one of the major goals of the post 2015 agenda; education.
The rule of law and development should have a significant interrelation and mutual reinforcement with the scope of the new sustainable development goal globally at the national and international level.
Therefore, if the international community fails to end the South Sudan conflict and reform it’s institutions, there is no positive dream to meet these goals in the country which is ranked the world’s number one fragile country in 2015 according to the List of countries by Fragile States Index.