Comuniti’s Posts Of The Week: 5 Interesting Social Articles Edition

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Comuniti’s Posts Of The Week: 5 Interesting Social Articles Edition

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Comuniti is an organization actively following the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals in the republic of Indonesia as well as around the globe.

Comuniti’s envisions are to build strong understandings of SDGs by involving students and young leaders, social entrepreneurs, researchers, professionals and non-professionals as part of global community development and active role play in SDGs. Comuniti will give chance to enhance your understanding about SDGs and community development in an other country and diverse culture, explore the world, expand the experience and networks and impart education and healthcare to diverse communities around the globe.  

In this article, we will summarize 5 articles categorized as social on the Comuniti’s website to open a new perspective for you to see the social world. Let’s check this out!

1. Good Habits in Japan that Make People Feel Safe

cars in japan waiting for the green light
Comuniti;s social article

Written by Comuniti’s author: Nina Asri

Japan is known as a country with a society that obeys the rules. In many countries, rules exist to be broken. One trivial thing like crossing the street, we all know that we have to wait until the green light to cross the road. However, many in our country are still breaking when they have the chance. Even it happened at night, when the road was deserted and maybe some of the street policemen had been caught off guard, they still waited for the green light to go. The question is, why are they willing to wait when they have the opportunity to get to their destination quickly?

Imagine how difficult it is when a foreigner moves to Japan and has to adapt to life there. Maybe it’s a hard start, because we’re used to breaking. However, if we think about the long term? Isn’t this what we want? Living with no problems? This article will discuss the rules that exist in Japan and how they teach to behave in a disciplined manner.

Continue reading here: Good Habits in Japan that Make People Feel Safe

2. 3D Printed Adornments Might Just Be The ‘It Items’ In The Near Future

Written by Comuniti’s author: Christofel Lukas

Comuniti’s social article

3D printed items are a new thing for me. 4 years ago, when I discovered that items could be 3D printed as a full object with simply a device, my eyes were opened wider than before while my mouth kept asking the same question over and over to everyone around me. ‘3D printing actually exists and it’s already here in this day and age!?’ sounds like that one question I kept on asking, while everyone around me kept saying ‘yes, it is’ as an answer (Some of them probably adds ‘where have you been?’ or ‘you’re such a Luddite’ after they answered).

Although there is something that is not new for me, and that is futuristic themes in movies. The theme varies, some of them are science and space-heavy, some of them are pretty simple which usually tells stories of human’s relationship with certain ‘futuristic’ object or subject like robots, some are set on earth but with a totally innovative set of technology and setting which the real world has never seen before. To be honest, I am still learning about the genre as a whole, more and more each day.

Continue reading here: 3D Printed Adornments Might Just Be The ‘It Items’ In The Near Future

3. Biodegradable Plastic and Prohibition on the Use of Plastic, the Alternative Solutions to be Eco-Friendly World 2030

Written by Comuniti’s author: Adrianus Theo

Biodegradable Plastic
Comuniti;s social article

Biodegradable Plastic, is a new innovation, whose products are in the form of plastic similar to conventional plastic but do not use polyethylene or polypropylene. Plastic waste is still one of the biggest threats to the survival of marine ecosystems, the flora, and fauna because plastic is often used by almost all types of existing industries, such as the furniture industry, packaging, household appliances, etc. 

According to data from the World Bank, which estimates that major cities in the world currently produce up to 1.3 billion tons of plastic waste annually, this amount will continues to grow to 2.2 billion tons by 2025. Even the United States, one of the highest economies in the world, produced 42 million metric tons of plastic waste in 2016. This is not comparable to their ability to recycle less than 22 percent of the waste it produced. This number includes petroleum-based plastics that are almost impossible to decompose.

The increasing consumption of plastic fibers makes scientists and environmentalists make efforts to find alternatives to plastic as their top priority at this time. Therefore, biodegradable plastic and the prohibition on the use of plastic can be the ways to reduce the use of plastic waste that is difficult to decompose and as a form of responsible production. Curious about biodegradable plastic? What is it made from so that it can be one of the solutions? And what policies have countries taken to reduce the use of plastic? Let’s we take a look to the article below.

Continue reading here: Biodegradable Plastic and Prohibition on the Use of Plastic, the Alternative Solutions to be Eco-Friendly World 2030

4. UNHCR, Roles and Humanity Helps Given to South Sudan, Ethiopia, During Pandemic 2019-2020

UNHCR and Ethiopia
Comuniti;s social article

Written by Comuniti’s author: Adrianus Theo

UNHCR, Ethiopia, and Pandemic. COVID-19 is a pandemic situation that has now spread throughout the world. On March 11, 2020, COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic. Until now, there are approximately 222 countries in the world that have been indicated to be affected by the spread of Covid-19, one of which is Ethiopia.

Ethiopia is the largest country located in the Horn of Africa and is the second most populous country in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ethiopia has a long history of hosting refugees. This is because the Government of Ethiopia maintains an open door policy and continues to provide access and humanitarian assistance to those seeking refuge in its territory. The country has a history of accepting refugees and asylum seekers due to ongoing insecurity resulting from internal conflicts related to human rights violations related to competition/struggle over natural resources and food insecurity related to drought.

Every year, refugees to Ethiopia have increased. In 2018, 36,135 people sought safety and protection within national borders. At the beginning of 2019, the country hosted 905,831,000 refugees, who were forced to seek refuge due to insecurity, political instability, conflict, hunger and other problems in their home countries. Also in 2020 when the Tigray war broke out, the United Nations estimates, the number of Ethiopian refugees in Sudan will swell to as many as 200,000 people.

What actually caused the increase in refugees in Sudan in 2020? Who is UNHCR and what is its role in helping Sudan? And what kind of assistance is provided to help the refugees there, especially during a pandemic situation? Let’s take a look to the article below!

Continue reading here: UNHCR, Roles and Humanity Helps Given to South Sudan, Ethiopia, During Pandemic 2019-2020

5. Importance of SDG-17: Partnership for the Goals in Indonesia

Written by Comuniti’s author: Aulifia Salsha

Illustration of partnership
Comuniti’s social article

Sustainable Development Goals or commonly known as SDGs has one main aim, which is, to establish Millennium Development Goals or called MDGs. Furthermore, another aim is to end the entire form of poverty and get deeper to find the solution to poverty.

The Sustainable Development Goals has 17 pillars such as no poverty; zero hunger; good health and well-being; quality education; gender equality; clean water and sanitation; affordable and clean energy; decent work and economic growth; industry, innovation, and infrastructure; reducing inequality; sustainable cities and communities; responsible consumption and production; climate action; life below water; life on land; peace, justice, and strong institution; and lastly, partnerships for the goals.

Generally, the framework of Sustainable Development Goals is in order to support and assist many countries globally to have and lead more decent as well as better life through 3 approaches such as in economic development, openness in the social order, and environmental sustainability. Each pillar and branch of Sustainable Development Goals are related one to another. In fact, it has the same weight as well. The 17th pillar of Partnership for the Goals becomes very important to ensure effective achievements.

Joko Widodo leads 9 priority programs with the vice President called Ma’ruf Amin known as Nawa Cita. The SDGs can encourage and support the realization of Nawa Cita since Indonesia has three major problems such as poverty, unemployment, and economic inequality. Thus, these are such great hope for the Indonesian government to assist the Indonesian goals themselves.

Continue reading here: Importance of SDG-17: Partnership for the Goals in Indonesia

Finally finished! Have you read the whole posts? that’s a summarizes of posts in the social category from the Comuniti’s website above. Of the five posts provided, which one is the most interesting to you? Don’t forget to always check our articles which are updated every day in Comuniti’s website. Many categories that you can explore such as environmental, health, economic, and many more! stay tuned on Comuniti’s website at comuniti.org

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