17 goals to change the world, in 14 years. They are the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, launched by the UN in September 2015, together with 193 leaders from all over the world.
In order to achieve these goals, all people around the world have to take action: this week the Global Goals Week (18-25 September) is taking place at international level to raise awareness of the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development and “to tell our world leaders to stick to their promises and to get the job done”.
The Global Goals, the 17 objectives to be reached by 2030 in order to make our world a better place, have the potential to end extreme poverty, inequality and climate change, but they can only be achieved if we all are aware of them.
"You can’t fight for your rights if you don’t know what they are, so we’re on a mission to tell everyone that this is the plan to make our world a better place", says the website of the campaign.
During Global Goals Week everyone is invited to make their voice heard, by taking action and sharing the campaign on social media, using the hashtag #GlobalGoals.
The campaign is aimed at young people in particular. AIESEC, the world’s largest network of university students, is UN partner for the spreading of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. AIESEC’s 126 national representatives were at the UN headquarters on the occasion of the launch of the Global Goals and are working to achieve these objectives all over the world.