Sustainable Development Goals Essay

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is an outcome of the United Nations (UN) general assembly held 25th September, 2015 with the mandate to transform our world. These set of goals which are also referred to as the UN development framework is a transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) met to instigate development actions from 2015-2030. SDGs consist of 17 goals, 169 targets with several performance indicators to monitor progress details of which are available at The United Nations (2016) asserted that 1 in 8 people lived in extreme poverty in 2012; nearly 800 million still suffer from hunger; 59 million children of primary school age were out of school in 2013 and 757 million adults…show more content…
This is corroborated by Eisenberg (2008) who defined it as "the set of skills and knowledge that allows us to find, evaluate, and use the information we need, as well as to filter out the information we don’t need”. Information literacy is about peoples' experience of using information wherever they happen to be. Information literacy is about people interacting, engaging, working with information in many contexts, either individually or in community (Bruce & Hughes, 2010), and it is a prerequisite for participating effectively in the information society and part of the basic human right of lifelong learning (UNESCO, 2014). It is inferred from the definitions reviewed above that information literacy as the combination of two words, “information” and “literacy” connotes a kind of skill, ability, proficiency, mastery and competency with information management which cuts across access, retrieval, use, preservation/storage and dissemination. Information For All Programme (IFAP, 2008), suggested that information literacy is expressed in dimensions that includes computer literacy, technology literacy, information technology literacy, internet literacy, digital literacy and media
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