The Global Goals - 17 extraordinary aims for the next 15 years | Eighteen Rabbit Fair Trade

News

The Global Goals - 17 extraordinary aims for the next 15 years

by Andrew Williams | September 25, 2015

Here's a teaser for you. What do One Direction, Liverpool FC and Professor Stephen Hawking have in common?

The answer is that they, and many other high profile names, are supporting the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development which are being launched today. In a landmark summit being held today, 193 world leaders are signing up to the Goals. There are 17 goals, which aim to do three things over fifteen years. With me? The three outcomes are:

  • End extreme poverty. 
  • Fight inequality and injustice. 
  • Fix climate change. 

Sounds good, right? There are loads of ways to get involved, from copying Gareth Bale and doing a "dizzy goal" to listening to a global pop up radio station. Your best bet is to head over to the website where you can find out all about it and hear more about some of the global superstars involved in this groundbreaking campaign.

Our favourite goals? We'd have to pick number 8, decent work and economic growth, along with number 10, reduced inequalities. But we don't have any quibbles with the other fifteen. Get involved! 

Tagged: fairtrade, global goals, hay on wye, poverty