Safety and welfare: the most basic human rights
On 10 December 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Of the rights mentioned therein, the most basic are that every human being has the right to life, liberty and security and that every human being has the right to work, food, clothing, housing, medical care, education and support in the event of unemployment, sickness, invalidity, old age or lack of resources.
Nations and their Governments are responsible for giving their people access to these rights. Unfortunately, not all countries are able to achieve this on its own. Therefore, they get support from the United Nations, development cooperation organisations and more-developed countries. Much progress has been made over the past few decades. The number of people in the world living in extreme poverty has halved. A great achievement but the world realises that there is still much to be done.
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
In 2015, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This resolution includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals. They shall be completed no later than 2030. The practices in this regard are unique because it is expected of each country, rich or poor, that it creates its own adequate national frameworks for achieving the objectives. Multi stakeholder partnerships, consisting of governmental and non-governmental organisations and business, are an important tool.
Not only is the approach to realize the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development unique, the objectives themselves are too. They are based on the realisation that to end poverty, an integrated approach is required of economic growth, social growth and protection against natural and environmental disasters. Janson Bridging is convinced that it can make a substantial contribution to the realisation of the objectives by:
- Our extensive knowledge in the field of modular steel bridges, pontoon systems, Roros and ferries.
- Our ability to quickly and skilfully realise qualitative, reliable, sustainable, redundant and affordable horizontal infrastructure.
- Our expertise in the field of Multi-stakeholder project development.
Janson Security & Disaster Relief Services
The integrated approach of the Sustainable Development Goals explicitly recognises that climate change is a growing threat to man and society. Since 1999, the UN is concentrating on reducing the impact of natural disasters. This is done with the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) method that has as main objective the reduction of the vulnerability of societies to disasters. DRR is in fact aimed at shifting from a culture of reacting to a culture of prevention and preparation. Janson Bridging wants to make a practical contribution to this culture change and DRR.
That is why we have established Janson Security & Disaster Relief Services. This unit focuses on cooperation with organisations active in the field of security and disaster relief. We also include military organisations in this. Not only because they have become more and more involved in the struggle against natural disasters in recent years but also because we place the concept of security in a broader perspective. In our eyes, the safety of man and society involves both the protection against natural disasters and protection against armed violence.
Janson Security & Disaster Relief Services is a liaison officer for civil and military security organisations at the right level. Our employees have served for many years in security organisations and gained extensive experience in the security field. They know the culture of security organisations and the challenges that they face daily. Our professionals are focused on innovation and collaboration and they put their expertise to work with you in order to make the world a bit safer for mankind.