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Vol. 12, Nº. 1 (May-October 2021)
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THE SDGS IN AFRICA, IN THE FIGHT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
TÂNIA LIBÓRIO
tsliborio@gmail.com
Ph.D. holder in Legal-Political Theory and International Relations, University of Évora. Post-
Doctorate in International Cooperation, University of Évora (Portugal).
Abstract
In today's world, it is essential to reflect on the problematization of the values and role of
NGOs in the scope of solidarity and volunteering. They promote the personal, social and
cultural development of individuals, making them part of active and committed citizenship in
this world that shows so little solidarity. In this sense, it is important that we all have our eyes
on solidarity movements and that we are the first players to help, defend and cooperate, in
different areas with other realities.
In this global era, where wealth and poverty interact, showing their potentialities and
vulnerabilities, the conviction emerges to face this diversity through cooperation in the name
of education and the attitudes they can transform. NGOs play a catalytic role capable of
promoting development in cooperation with the achievement of the SDGs - Sustainable
Development Goals.
This article aims to present the missions carried out on the African continent, in favour of the
achievement of the SDGs stipulated by the UN; these missions are integrated into projects
carried out by volunteers from a Portuguese NGO, AMI - Assistência Médica Internacional
(International Medical Assistance) and demonstrate how their work promotes cooperation and
sustainable development in the communities where they operate, as well as the defence of
Human Rights.
We cannot ignore a global solidarity movement. Volunteers contribute in a fundamental way
to cooperation and aid the countries that need it the most. We believe that the main “weapon”
of a country's development is education for Human Rights.
Keywords
NGOs, Africa, Volunteering, Human Rights, SDGs
How to cite this article
Libório, Tânia (2021). The SDGS in Africa, in the fight for human rights. Janus.net, e-journal
of international relations. Vol12, Nº. 1, May-October 2021. Consulted [online] at date of last
visit, https://doi.org/10.26619/1647-7251.12.1.5
Article received on March 4, 2020 and accepted for publication on February 8, 2021
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Introduction
In order to demonstrate the importance and impact that the Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs)