5 things to know about the Sustainable Development Goals.

Credit: http://www.globalgoals.org

1. On September 25th 2015,at the United Nations General Assembly, world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals. The Global Goals are meant to achieve 3 objectives; ending extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice and fixing climate change in the next 15 years.

2.These goals will replace the UN’s Millennium Development Goals which were in effect from 2000-2015. cover 17 key areas of development — including poverty, hunger, health, education, and gender equality, among many others.

3. The Goals are made for everyone, everywhere in the world. We all need to work together to reach the target by 2030! Find a goal to support and take action nomatter how small. Our joint efforts will make the difference.

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4. For the goals to actually work, everyone needs to know about them. “You can’t fight for your rights if you don’t know what they are.” Take action to be informed and share the information with others at home, school, work, online and any other social interactions.

   
                     
5. The exciting thing about all of this is that we can be the first generation to end extreme poverty, the most determined generation in history to end injustice and inequality, and the last generation to be threatened by climate change. It is a great time to join our global voices and work to change our world.


If you would like more in-depth information about each goal, visit Goal of the Goals Info Sheet

For more information about the Sustainable Development Goals visit globalgoals.org (Available in various languages)

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