Natural resources used for national self-interest

Other Names:
National self-interest development priority

There is an underlying problem of national self-interest in the development and distribution of natural resources. In their use of natural resources, many developed nations adopt the attitude that they are unrelated to the rest of the world; they see no overall responsibility for sharing and refining such natural resources for the benefit of all nations. This is exemplified by nations which, by using large nets and factory processing methods aboard ship, are depleting the world's oceans of fish, one of the most important food natural resources.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
03.06.2019 – 22:00 CEST