Sustainable development, which is a development model that can meet the needs of today’s generations without compromising the ability to meet the needs of future generations, entered the world agenda towards the end of the 20th century and became a global implementation plan with the international agreements signed in the 1990s. The understanding of sustainable development determines the common ground in the economic and social development goals of countries as “sustainability”. This common ground, which also embraces the future, is aimed at ensuring that everyone’s basic needs and expectations for a better life are met.

Implementing a development strategy that does not have a well-established relationship between the environment and socioeconomic development can meet current needs, but may jeopardize meeting the basic needs of people in the future. Thus, beyond which limit the growth will lead to environmental disasters is not certain and environmental degradation is often irreversible. For this reason, the basic philosophy of sustainable development is to evaluate the interaction of the economic and social structure and the environment in a holistic way and to ensure that present and future generations benefit from the opportunities brought by development in an equitable way. Past experience better highlights the importance of this approach.

What is the role of the refugees association?

Sustainable Development Goals have been guiding the Refugee Association policy since 2019.