Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all". The SDGs, set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and intended to be achieved by the year 2030, are part of UN Resolution 70/1, the 2030 Agenda; the Sustainable Development Goals are: No Poverty Zero Hunger Good Health and Well-being Quality Education Gender Equality Clean Water and Sanitation Affordable and Clean Energy Decent Work and Economic Growth Industry and Infrastructure Reducing Inequality Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action Life Below Water Life On Land Peace and Strong Institutions Partnerships for the GoalsThe goals are broad based and interdependent. The 17 sustainable development goals each have a list of targets. In an effort to make the SDGs successful, data on the 17 goals has been made available in an easily-understood form. A variety of tools exist to visualize progress towards the goals.

In 1972, governments met in Stockholm, Sweden for the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, to consider the rights of the family to a healthy and productive environment. In 1983, the United Nations created the World Commission on Environment and Development, which defined sustainable development as "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". In 1992, the first United Nations Conference on Environment and Development or Earth Summit was held in Rio de Janeiro, where the first agenda for Environment and Development known as Agenda 21, was developed and adopted. In 2012, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development known as Rio+20, was held as a 20-year follow up to UNCED. Colombia proposed the idea of the SDGs at a preparation event for Rio+20 held in Indonesia in July 2011. In September 2011, this idea was picked up by the United Nations Department of Public Information 64th NGO Conference in Bonn, Germany.

The outcome document proposed associated targets. In the run-up to Rio+20 there was much discussion about the idea of the SDGs. At the Rio+20 Conference, a resolution known as "The Future We Want" was reached by member states. Among the key themes agreed on were poverty eradication, energy and sanitation, human settlement; the Rio+20 outcome document mentioned that "at the outset, the OWG will decide on its methods of work, including developing modalities to ensure the full involvement of relevant stakeholders and expertise from civil society, Indigenous Peoples, the scientific community and the United Nations system in its work, in order to provide a diversity of perspectives and experience". In January 2013, the 30-member UN General Assembly Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals was established to identify specific goals for the SDGs; the Open Working Group was tasked with preparing a proposal on the SDGs for consideration during the 68th session of the General Assembly, September 2013 – September 2014.

On 19 July 2014, the OWG forwarded a proposal for the SDGs to the Assembly. After 13 sessions, the OWG submitted their proposal of 8 SDGs and 169 targets to the 68th session of the General Assembly in September 2014. On 5 December 2014, the UN General Assembly accepted the Secretary General's Synthesis Report, which stated that the agenda for the post-2015 SDG process would be based on the OWG proposals. Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary-General from 2007 to 2016, has stated in a November 2016 press conference that: "We don’t have plan B because there is no planet B." This thought has guided the development of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Post-2015 Development Agenda was a process from 2012 to 2015 led by the United Nations to define the future global development framework that would succeed the Millennium Development Goals; the SDGs were developed to succeed the Millennium Development Goals which ended in 2015. The gaps and shortcomings of MDG Goal 8 led to identifying a problematic "donor-recipient" relationship.

Instead, the new SDGs favor collective action by all countries. The UN-led process involved global civil society; the resolution is a broad intergovernmental agreement. The SDGs build on the principles agreed upon in Resolution A/RES/66/288, entitled "The Future We Want"; this was a non-binding document released as a result of Rio+20 Conference held in 2012. Negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda began in January 2015 and ended in August 2015; the negotiations ran in parallel to United Nations negotiations on financing for development, which determined the financial means of implementing the Post-2015 Development Agenda. A final document was adopted at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015 in New York. On 25 September 2015, the 193 countries of the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Development Agenda titled "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development"; this agenda has 92 paragraphs. Paragraph 59 outlines the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the associated 169 targets and 232 indicators.

There are 169 targets for the 17 goals. Each target has between 3 indicators used to measure progress toward reaching the targets. In total, there are 232 approved indicators; the United Nations Development Programme has been asked to provide easy to understand lists of targets and figures for each of the 1


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Stewart Air National Guard Base

Stewart Air National Guard Base, located in Orange County, New York, is the base of the 105th Airlift Wing, an Air Mobility Command -gained unit of the New York Air National Guard and "host" wing for the installation. The former Stewart Air Force Base is known as Newburgh-Stewart IAP and Stewart International Airport, while the military portion of this now-joint civil-military airport is known as Stewart Air National Guard Base; the base is named in honor of 19th-century Scottish-born sea captain, Lachlan Stewart, his son, who donated the land it now occupies. Located in the Town of Newburgh, New York; the 105th Airlift Wing's mission is to provide peacetime and wartime inter-theater airlift operations using the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III. Newburgh is 60 miles north of New York City, NY and 100 miles due south of Albany, the capital of New York State; the air national guard base encompasses 267 acres and contains 36 buildings, amounting to 757,000 square feet. There is no family or transient military housing, with military personnel residing outside of a 50 miles radius being billeted in nearby hotels and motels under military contract arrangements.

The day-to-day military population of Stewart ANGB is 660 full-time Air National Guard personnel, both Air Reserve Technician and Active Guard and Reserve personnel, plus 150 additional active duty Army, AGR Army Reserve and AGR Army National Guard, active duty Marine Corps and Active Reserve Marine Corps personnel. This is further augmented on a daily basis by a fluctuating number of over 3,000 additional traditional, part-time Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Army Reserve and Selected Marine Corps Reserve personnel; because of the operational flying missions, most of the personnel of the Air National Guard, the Army National Guard, the Army Reserve and the Marine Corps Reserve are funded for, perform, additional military duty in either a drilling status or an active duty status far in excess of the typical ground-based reserve or national guard unit. For example, on at least one weekend each month, the 105 AW's population surges to over 1,600 personnel in response to the monthly required Air National Guard unit training assembly, attended by nearly all of the 105 AW's personnel.

In 1988, the United States Marine Corps became a tenant of the Stewart ANGB with the establishment of Marine Air Refueler and Transport Squadron FOUR FIVE TWO, along with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 49 and Marine Aircraft Group 49, Detachment Bravo. A Marine Corps Reserve unit of the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, VMGR-452 has operated KC-130T Hercules aircraft available for worldwide tasking in support of Marine Expeditionary Forces and combatant commanders and is transitioning to the KC-130J Hercules. Stewart Army Subpost and the Stewart-Newburgh Armed Forces Reserve Center are located on Stewart ANGB; the former supports the U. S. Military Academy, the 1st Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment and the UH-72 Lakota-equipped 2nd Aviation Detachment, while the latter supports the consolidation of several smaller and obsolescent U. S. Army Reserve Centers and New York Army National Guard Armories throughout the Hudson River Valley, colocating their associated units at a single site with modern training facilities.

The U. S. Army Reserve maintains the Stewart-Newburgh Armed Forces Reserve Center on the installation. In November 2010, it was announced that the Air Force had selected Stewart ANGB as its "preferred base" for eight C-17 Globemaster III jet cargo aircraft slated to be operated by the Air National Guard for the Air Mobility Command, with the twelve C-5A Galaxy cargo aircraft operated by the 105 AW at the base to be retired and replaced by the C-17s. In March 2011, Air Force officials announced that the 105 AW had been chosen as the final basing decision for eight C-17 Globemaster III mobility aircraft; the 105 AW's first C-17, AF Ser. No. 05-0105, arrived in July 1 2011 and the wing commenced retiring their C-5 aircraft and transitioning to the C-17. This transition was completed in September 2012 with the departure of the wing's last C-5 aircraft. New York Air National Guard 105th Airlift Wing 137th AIrlift Squadron 105th Maintenance Squadron 105th Operations Group 105th Operations Support Flight 105th Mission Support Group 213th Engineering Installation SquadronUnited States Marine Corps Marine Air Refueler and Transport Squadron FOUR FIVE TWO "Yankees" Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 49 Marine Aircraft Group 49, Detachment BravoUnited States Military Academy 2nd Aviation Detachment "Wings of West Point" In August 2005 the 105th Airlift Wing supported U.

S. Air Force missions including the delivery of emergency supplies and personnel following Hurricane Katrina. Transported cargo and search and rescue teams to assist following the January 2010 Haiti earthquake. Debarkation point for the Air Force's airlift of critically needed utility vehicles and linemen for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in the NortheastIn September 2017 the 105th Airlift Wing assisted in the delivery of vital equipment and aid supplies to Puerto Rico after devastating Hurricane Maria. Transporting more than 231 tons of cargo including 326 personnel, seven UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, 54 vehicles and 41 pallets of supplies. New York World War II Army Airfields List of USAF Aerospace Defense Command General Surveillance Radar Stations This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website Shaw, Frederick J. Locating Air Force Base Sites History's Legacy, Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force