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UN Global Goals Outlined at 2015 Social Good Summit

     
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Another Mashable Social Good Summit is in the books. For two days in NYC, grassroots advocates, experts, business leaders, digital influencers, and community and non-governmental leaders collaborated on how to make the world a better place by 2030.

Just a few days before the Summit, the United Nations outlined 17 sustainable development goals to address three of the world’s most pressing problems in the next 15 years: End extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change. These goals were central to the conversation at the Social Good Summit.

U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning, Amina J. Mohammed, outlined the goals at the Summit on Sept. 27, and called for all people around the globe, especially youth, to come together to accomplish these goals. Fighting poverty, inequality and injustice, and climate change isn’t the problem of any one government, Mohammed stressed. It is the responsibility of the people. These global goals are the world’s to-do list.

“We need youth, energy and vision,” Mohammed said, “and together, we can make this happen everywhere, for everyone.”

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Melody Harstine Foster

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