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The United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals have been adopted by all UN member states to end poverty, combat climate change, and fight injustice and inequality. Now it is up to each and every one of us to learn about the goals and what we can do to help achieve them! You can start here. We've provided some information on the first two goals and several links to additional information. Check back soon! We'll be adding information about other goals to help you take an active role in achieving these important objectives.

Goal 1: End Poverty In All Its Forms Everywhere

Extreme poverty means living on less than $1.25 a day. More than one billion of the 7.4 billion people on earth subsist below this level.

In the wise words of Nelson Mandela, "overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life. While poverty persists, there is no true freedom."

Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture 

Globally, 1 in 9 people in the world today are undernourished. The global food and agriculture system must be transformed if today's 795 million hungry people are to be nourished along with the additional 2 billion people expected by 2050.

Learn more and take action!

To learn about goals and targets for Goal 1, click here.

Click here for ways to help achieve Goal 1.

To learn about goals and targets for Goal 2, click here.

To help achieve Goal 2, click here.

Click here for The Lazy Person's Guide to Saving the World

We all have a role--and a responsibility--to help 
attain the Sustainable Development Goals 
and make a better world for all!










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