UN Launches 17 #GlobalGoals to End Poverty, Fight Inequality, and Fix Climate Change

↑ SCORE FOR HUMANITY: Today world leaders commit to an ambitious program for sustainable development.

September 25th is a big day for the United Nations. A special Sustainable Development Summit is kicking off, Pope Francis is popping in for a visit, Shakira is performing…oh, and by the way, world leaders are also committing to save the world.

Today, member states are adopting the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which are aimed at ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and injustice, and fixing climate change—all by 2030. The above video gives a run-through of each of the 17 goals that will help make it happen—like ensuring access to affordable clean energy, sustainably using the oceans, and making cities resilient. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? It’s an ambitious program, to be sure, but this is a global hat trick we can’t afford to miss.

This post first appeared at OnEarth.

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