Agro-Eco Philippines is a long-time partner for sustainable development of DKA Austria.
DKA is part of the catholic children organization Katholische Jungschar. Approximately 100 000 children and youth are reached mainly through parish groups. The carol singers’ campaign is organized by this organization and nearly all our funds are collected by children after Christmas Day by going from door to door, carol singing and bringing blessings.
The Sustainable Development Goals have been a focus of DKA since the discussion about them in the run up of the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development in 2011. We have organized many events on the SDGs and have been in ongoing dialogue with Austrian government representatives on the text. Since 2015 as part of a large SDG Watch coalition with 130 organizations we are pushing for an ambitious national action plan to implement the SDGs and Agenda 2030 in the Austrian administration.
Besides this advocacy work we also contribute to further popularize the SDGs within society as they are not too well known. Furthermore, we want to set an example as a civil society organization on how to creatively foster SDG implementation. Overall, we can discern a gap between ideologies/discourse and action in Austria when it comes to sustainability.
Watch our campaign video in English here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9MSTGKSZ-4
And watch also the videos of the Young Organic Farmers in the Philippines:
Our vision: Children and young people grow up in a world worth living, in which a good life is possible for all people.
Our mission: Children have the right to grow up in an intact environment and need prospects for a prosperous life. Child welfare and environmental protection are inseparably linked. This includes healthy food, clean air, adequate livelihoods and climate protection.
Children’s rights need strong roots and an earth on which we and future generations can lead a good life.
In September 2015 the member states of the United Nations adopted Agenda 2030 and the 17 sustainable development goals, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which must also be implemented throughout each country of the world. By the year 2030, poverty and hunger are to be eliminated, sustainable economic activity is to be achieved, the climate crisis is to be halted and biological diversity is to be actively protected and preserved. Children’s rights and the development goals must go hand in hand – they are a compass that navigates us towards a more just and livable world.
With the slogan “Rooting for Childrens`s Rights!”, we will symbolically plant flowers, gardens, trees and shrubs in autumn 2020, from 20 September, the start of the SDG action week, to the Children’s Rights Day on 20 November 2020. With this planting activism we want to make clear that we are rooting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the commitment for a better world.
Be part of it and film or make photos with your mobile phone how you plant something and send it to us at email@example.com and/or post in on social media with #rooting4childrensrights
OBJECTIVES of the SDG planting campaign
To raise awareness at the grassroots level…
By planting together we are setting a strong signal for our planet. We are rooting sustainability and are calling on politicians to take action.
- Realisation of ecological children’s rights and the right to a healthy environment.
- Taking children and young people seriously and promoting participation – the planet needs our help.
- Upgrading children’s rights
- Ambitious implementation of the sustainable development goals – every country is called upon.
- Ambitious climate strategy and climate protection plans in compliance with the Paris Agreement – climate justice now.