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2015 Global Leadership Essay Contest

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Transcript of 2015 Global Leadership Essay Contest

Main Themes
Millennium Development Goals
Sustainable Development Goals
Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.
Millennium Development Goals
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight international development goals that were established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000, following the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration. All 189 United Nations member states at the time (there are 193 currently), and at least 23 international organizations, committed to help achieve the following Millennium Development Goals by 2015:
The 8 MDGs
Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
1968's NPT
1. Nuclear countries shouldn't share nuclear technology with non-nuclear countries. Non-nuclear countries must not try to develop nuclear weapons on their own.

2. All nuclear weapons should be dismantled and destroyed.

3. Nuclear energy should only be used for peaceful goals, like energy and medicine.
Sustainable Development Goals
The time for the MDGs has almost expired. The next round of development goals will be known as the SDGs. These new goals were decided over the last 2 years, 2013~2014.
2015 Global Leadership Essay Contest
Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
Achieve Universal Primary Education
To Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
To Reduce Child Mortality
Improve Maternal Health
This means children under five years old.
Some people call it 'baby death'.
It's not just when a woman is pregnant, but also includes family planning and some time after the birth.
Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
Over one million people die from malaria each year, mostly children under five years of age, with 90 per cent of malaria cases occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa. An estimated 300-600 million people suffer from malaria each year. More than 40 percent of the world's population lives in malaria-risk areas.
To ensure environmental sustainability
Using the earth's resources responsibly, without destroying the environment.
To develop a global partnership for development
17 SDGs
1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

3.Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

9.Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

10. Reduce inequality within and among countries.

11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
North Korea signed in 1985, but quit in 2003!!
Last Year's Topics
North Korea conducted three nuclear tests - in 2006, 2009 and more recently in 2013 - and declared itself a nuclear weapon state. It is now threatening additional nuclear tests to further strengthen its nuclear weapons capability. The North Korean nuclear issue poses serious challenges to the global NPT nonproliferation regime as well as to peace and security on the Korean peninsula, and beyond.

What do you think are North Korea's motivations for having nuclear weapons, and how should the Republic of Korea respond to these challenges?

Write your
opinion
about the issue and give
specific reasons
to
support
your opinion.
(500 to 700 words)
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