Today feels like something historic is happening. Something monumental. Something spectacular. Something that is set to change the lives of millions in less than two decades. Something that needs your support to happen, because without you the goals won’t work. In order to get these simple goals to work they need to be famous and we need to know about them so that world leaders don’t forget them.
On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. The Global Goals for sustainable development could get these things done. In all countries. For all people.
It is simple really, because at the end of the day if we just focus on these seventeen goals
The more people who know about the Global Goals for sustainable development, the more successful they’ll be. If we all fight for them, our leaders will make them happen. So they need to be famous.
We’re working to get the Global Goals onto every website and billboard, broadcast on every TV station and radio station, in every cinema and classroom, pinned to every community noticeboard and sent to every mobile phone.
But that won’t be enough. We need your help to share the Goals. In conversation, on e-mail, in debate, on products, at home, at work, at school – whatever it takes to Tell Everyone.
The 17 goals are all above in that graphic. What the Global goals team would love is for you to adopt one of the goals and shout about it. And they have made it really super easy for you to do that. There are pre-written tweets or social shares on that link above, if you scroll through the pages you can find images, graphics, logos. All sorts in fact. That all you need to do is click on it to share it. To tell your community that you are a global citizen and want in on telling world leaders that by 2030 we want 17 simple things for the world.
The first goal is the one I have chosen. To end poverty. If we end poverty, we can do so much more. We can empower people to feel amazing about themselves as they provide for their family. We can ensure they have enough money to feed their families. To maybe able to educate their children.
Here is my selfie with my global goal and I will be sharing it throughout the day. Will you share yours? You can write it on your hand, or even your cheek if you want to, it really is that simple.
This isnt about raising money or running marathons. This is just asking you to support an initiative with a simple goal.
Imagine looking back on this day in 2030, of being part of a generation that made the world a better place and saying “yeah, I did that”.