17 Global Goals That Can Change Our Future
Bright Future teams,
As a member of Enactus and participant in the Bright Future Project Partnership to fight hunger in America, you’re playing an active role in making a positive impact on critical issues. In this guest blog post from Unilever, you will learn more about a global movement to change the world by 2030 – the United Nation’s 17 Global Goals – and how you can continue to make a difference. Together, we can end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and fix climate change.
We live in a world of extraordinary people, loving families, talented individuals and strong communities. A world we think is worth fighting for when it’s under threat! Climate change is threatening landscapes and livelihoods, 800 million people are still living without enough food, and one billion people live in poverty. Every day a shocking 16,000 children die before their fifth birthday, many from preventable diseases like diarrhea. By working together, we can overcome these challenges and build a bright future for everyone. But to do this, the world needs a plan. That’s why on September 25th 2015, at the UN General Assembly in New York, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals.
What are the Global Goals?
The Global Goals are our global ‘to-do list’. Achieving them will help our world achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years: end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change. They cover social justice, responsible consumption, climate action, education, infrastructure and many more. If everyone spreads the word about the Global Goals, it will be more likely that governments and world leaders prioritize the action and finance to implement them properly.
Why do the Global Goals matter to Unilever and our brands?
Since we launched the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan in 2010, we have made a difference to millions of lives, and households all around the world are seeing how small actions can build a bright future.
We believe people and businesses have the power to effect change on a global scale. If we help tackle key issues like climate change and gender inequality, we can continue to improve livelihoods and deliver great products to help families in their everyday lives. We’ve already made some progress but there is still so much more to do to bring the UN’s Global Goals to life.
Would you like to get involved?
We believe in our planet’s future and want to play our part in securing it for our children and generations to come. Supporting and sharing the Global Goals is a vital part of making this happen and requires everyone – people and businesses – to come together.
To join the Global Citizen community and find out how you can help make a difference, visit www.globalgoals.com.