The Global Goals are at the forefront of World Leaders’ commitment to eradicating extreme poverty, dispelling inequality and fighting climate change by 2030.  Known in the formal capacity as ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ or SDGs, the Global Goals include:
1)     No poverty
2)     Zero hunger
3)     Good health and well-being
4)     Quality education
5)     Gender Equality
6)     Clean water and sanitation
7)     Affordable and clean energy
8)     Decent work and economic growth
9)     Industry, innovation and infrastructure
10)  Reduced inequalities
11)  Sustainable cities and communities
12)  Responsible consumption and production
13)  Climate action
14)  Life below water
15)  Life on land
16)  Peace and justice strong institutions
17)  Partnerships for the goals
You can read more about each of these goals individually by going to the UN website here.
After the conclusion of the Millenium Development Goals, which ran from 2000-2015, the new Sustainable Development Goals have taken on a more public-friendly face. They are more commonly known as the Global Goals for one simple reason, to help ensure that even more people know about them.
‘If the goals are going to work, everyone needs to know about them. You can’t fight for your rights if you don’t know what they are. You can’t convince world leaders to do what needs to be done if you don’t know what you’re convincing them to do. It’s the same wherever you are in the world.’ –www.globalgoals.org
Globally, there are many initiatives appearing that aim to bring the Global Goals to the forefront of the public mind. One movement that has sprung up is called ‘Action:2015’ who are aiming to #LightTheWayto the Global Goals. Even One Direction have got in on the action, asking their fans to envision the world in which they would like to live.

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