US Cities Dodge Trump’s Demands and Supports the Goals of the UN

United States President Donald Trump might not hold any love for the United Nations; however, his people have a different view. President Trump made clear the feeling he carries about the UN, even going to the extent of saying that he might withdraw the US from global agreements, such as the Paris Climate accord. In fact, he even refused to make the US a part of other agreements like Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration on 2018.
Although the US might not have any liking for the agreements for saving the environment; however, the US cities have a different thing to say. For instance, if one takes a look at South Bronx, one wouldn’t witness that the American government’s dedication to sustainable development has faltered.
It was seen that a young student made use much of 2016 and 2017 talking to people in her school and neighbourhood about cleaning up the Bronx River. In Brooklyn, an ongoing school project has students who took the help of art in order to discuss the effect of climate change, exhibit their artwork in school and their communities and at the World Ocean Festival. Even in Manhattan, children zealous about ending hunger are making use of scales in order to measure food waste in their school every day and also coach their peers.
It has been seen that a huge number of American cities are displaying that small cities can bring big changes and it can be effective, in using the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) as a frame to supervise their advancement and protect themselves from the unfavourable effects of ravelling relationship between the US and the UN diplomats.
The cities are watching for various gains by making use of the SDGs as their guide. Baltimore, still blemished by the riots and the announcement of a state of emergency by Gov. Larry Hogan after the death of Freddie Gray, a young Black man, while in police custody in 2015, has turned in on amending a partial justice system.
Six officers were indicted for the death of Gray; none were found guilty. The city has picked SDG 16 in order to advocate calm and comprehensive societies for eco-friendly development, offer an approach to justice for everyone and construct effective, accountable and inclusive institutions across all quarters.

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