United Nations Promoting Sustainable Development
Resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 2015 “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development“
Sustainable: Of, relating to, or being a method or lifestyle for using resources so that the resources can be maintained and continued, and are not depleted or permanently damaged.
[from Old French sustenir (French: soutenir), from Latin sustineo, sustinere, from sub– (under) + teneo (hold, uphold, possess, guard, maintain)]
The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals
The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and their 169 associated targets adopted in 2015 and accepted by all Member States seek to realize the human rights of all and balance economic, social and environmental factors towards peace and prosperity for all.
To this end we examine some of the existing factors which block or inhibit the realization of these goals, and which must be eliminated so that the goals can be achieved in practice.
SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Target 12.4:By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.
How Psychiatry Obstructs Target 12.4
We considered a lot of this in our discussion of UN SDG Target 6.3, addressing How psychiatry Perpetuates Drug Side Effects caused by harmful psychiatric drugs being increasingly prevalent in our drinking water.
So we see that harmful psychiatric influences impact more than one SDG.
Our environment today is not the same as it was 50 or 60 years ago. As technology rapidly advances to accommodate the fast paced society we live in, so does the departure from using the natural resources of the environment. Doing things the old fashioned way, which means slowly handmade, has been replaced by fast cookie cutter production in a factory. This is where the door opened to have chemicals all around everywhere. It’s in your lawn spray, fabric softeners, perfume, pesticides, synthetic carpets and in the preservatives to keep your food “fresh.”
Are You ADHD?Dr. Doris Rapp, who is Board Certified in Environmental Medicine, Pediatrics and Allergies is the author of the book titled, “Our Toxic World: A Wake Up Call.” She says that chemicals damage our nervous systems causing learning and behavior problems. It would follow that a child could be misdiagnosed with the fraudulent “mental illness” so-called ADHD, and put on a dangerous mind-altering drug such as Ritalin, when all that is needed is to find what chemical is causing the child’s behavior and contain or eliminate it.
Wouldn’t it be wise to search your environment first to see what is causing your child’s behavior problems? Eliminating the cause would eliminate the symptoms and there would be no need to find any so-called mental illness.
Psychiatric fraud and abuse must be eradicated so that SDG 12 can occur.