To achieve, or at least attempt to achieve, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, one requires resources, which not everyone has in equal measure. In fact, to realise the Agenda 2030 strategy, the people of a country should neither be hungry nor hopelessly poor. And this is why the UN sets the ending of poverty and hunger as its first objectives. But how can one eat when there is no money to buy food, and how can one rise from poverty when malnourished? This is a typical vicious circle, which is difficult to turn into a virtuous one, especially in this case, given the complexity that characterises the problem of hunger and poverty in the world - a complexity that must be addressed with a systemic approach, considering the mutual interrelationships, as well as those with other issues of sustainability.
UN Sustainability Goals number 1 and 2, "End poverty and hunger", aim precisely at putting an end to these vicious circles. We discuss this with Paulo Gonçavles , Full professor of Management at the USI Faculty of Economics, Michael Gibbert , Full Professor of Marketing at the USI Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society; and Davide Robbiani , director of the Institue for Research in Biomedicine (IRB, affiliated to USI).
The series: #Fucine (forges). Perspectives for shaping today and tomorrow.
Some of the significant challenges of the modern world and the role of knowledge in understanding and facing them. Starting from the UN 2030 Agenda goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs), we propose a series of ten articles in collaboration with Corriere del Ticino on the occasion of USI’s 25th anniversary. With the guidance of USI experts, we present and ponder the areas of knowledge in which our University is active - architecture, communication, law, economics, computer science, medicine and biomedicine, public health, computational science, data science and the humanities - and their role in forging ideas, perspectives and visions to help shape the present and the future. Each article will begin with a UN objective and three angles: one will offer a more in-depth snapshot, the other two complementary "flashes".
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