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How the work of StreetSmart Australia contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Safe and Secure housing is a Human Right and in 2016, the Australian government endorsed The New Urban Agenda, committing to the progressive realisation of adequate housing for all. Australia is also bound by the ICESCR, which states in Article 11 that parties “recognise the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living for themself and their family, including adequate food, clothing and housing.” 

At StreetSmart our team supports all 17 Sustainable Development Goals and believes in the power of community to make the goals a reality. We are playing our part in creating the world we want to live in.  We want to use our work and our influence to advance human rights, protect the environment, uphold labour standards, end corruption and be a force for good. Importantly our grant making directly contributes to the aims of thirteen of the SDGs.

The goals were the result of worldwide consultation with over 8 million people, and they recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

We believe that responsible business and investment will be essential to achieving transformational change through the SDGs. We will seek to support and partner with organisations, businesses and stakeholders who have this shared vision and similar goals. 

Our work at StreetSmart contributes to the realisation of 13 of the UN SDG Goals.

The team at StreetSmart believe we have a global climate emergency. We believe everyone and every organisation has a responsibility to consider the environmental impact of their work and actions. As a small NGO we will take action to minimise our environmental impact, reduce our carbon footprint and will also look to assist other organisations to adapt to this reality.


Further Resources you may find useful:

United Nations Global Compact

United Nations Human Settlement Programme – Homelessness and the SDG’s