The Global Goals

Sunday, 6 March 2016

I've been wanting to talk about this project for a while now in one of my posts as I think it's an amazing project! The Global Goals consist of 17 'global goals' with 169 targets that aid in developing a better world for everyone; humans, animals and the environment, by the year 2030. It was set up by the UN (United Nations) in September 2015 and many of the goals are already backed by many celebrities, business leaders and world leaders.

The 17 Global Goals are listed as:
  1. Poverty - End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
  2. Food - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
  3. Health - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
  4. Education - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
  5. Women - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
  6. Water - Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
  7. Energy - Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
  8. Economy - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
  9. Infrastructure - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
  10. Inequality - Reduce inequality within and among countries.
  11. Habitation - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
  12. Consumption - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
  13. Climate - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
  14. Marine-ecosystems - Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
  15. Ecosystems - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
  16. Institutions - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
  17. Sustainability - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

Everyone is encouraged to support one 'Global Goal', but as there are some many important issues that I care about, I found it very difficult to decide on just one!

In the end, I decided to support goal 14 and 15 as I believe that we need to support our planet as it is the only one we have. I have always had a deep connection with nature and just love to wander in forests and see things grow! I have also always lived by the sea, so the ocean also holds a dear place in my heart! I would hate to live in a world where my children couldn't wander in forests because of deforestation. I would hate to live in a world where my children couldn't swim in the sea because of ocean pollution! Animals on both land and in the sea need protection and we need to be the one's who can promise a new generation that by 2030 these goals will be achieved!


If you want to find out more information about the Global Goals, you can head over to their website at or you can watch this video by Michael Green at a TED convention! It's a very interesting video as it talks about when and how we can achieve all of these goals in the time-span given.

On their website they have a page where you can view all of the charities you can support to make the Global Goals a possibility! You can view that page here! They also have a page dedicated to images you can use and share on all kinds of social media, from quotes, infographics and the goals itself! You can view that page here!

I hope you can support a Global Goal! I know there are so many to choose from, each with their own importance, but please make sure you support one (or more if you wish!) so we can make our world a better place to live in! 

Love, K :)

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