For the last three years, Christian Aid has been working to shape the ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs). These are new global goals, set to replace the ‘Millennium Development Goals’ (MDGs) when they expire at the end of 2015.
As faith leaders gathered at St Paul's to campaign for climate justice (pictured), world leaders will come together to adopt these new goals in September 2015 and we want to ensure that they translate into action.
What are the new goals?
If implemented, these new goals could transform people’s lives and help us protect the planet. They are designed to apply in every country around the world and address critical issues such as gender justice, inequality and climate change.
There are 17 new goals in total and you can read more about them here: www.globalgoals.org
Watch our film: SDGs – 2015 is just the start
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What can I do?
Please show your support for the SDGs using the hashtag #globalgoals on social media.
You can also get involved in the Prayer for Everyone initiative which has resources for faith communities wanting to pray about the SDGs – more details here
On the September 24, the eve of the SDG Summit, there will be global gatherings calling on leaders to ‘light the way’. For more information about the UK London event, please contact the Christian Aid campaigns team
Christian Aid work on the SDGs
Working with partners around the world, Christian Aid has written a number of recent reports to influence the new global goals.