World Prepares to Launch the SDGs

September 23, 2015
Editor @17Goals

SDGsRocketJust two days from now, hundreds of world leaders, including over 160 heads of state, will converge on New York City for what might be the most important meeting the world has ever seen.

On September 25, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be formally adopted, as part of the comprehensive new document called the 2030 Agenda.

Formally called the UN Summit on Sustainable Development 2015, the meeting also includes an address to the General Assembly by the Pope, and events around the meeting include a large festival in Central Park, at which numerous global music and media stars will add their support to the launch of “Global Goals” — a global campaign to Tell Everyone about the SDGs.

Here at 17Goals, we are also participating in the “Tell Everyone” campaign. But we are also thinking long-term: we want to help everyone get involved in making the SDGs reality.

On our just-launched website, you will find a guide to the Goals that highlights our initial collection of tools and resources for learning more about the SDGs, sharing information about them, and taking action.

That’s our motto:  Learn. Share. Act. In the coming weeks we will provide you with a steady stream of information and opportunities to get involved in this accelerating global movement.

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