The Global Goals Icons

In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.

Global Goal One NO Poverty

Global Goal 1. No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

“In this new century, millions of people in the world’s poorest countries remain imprisoned, enslaved, and in chains. They are trapped in the prison of poverty. It is time to set them free. Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. And 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.”

Nelson Mandela

Global Goal 2. Zero Hunger

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

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Global Goal 3 Good Health and Well-Being

Global Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

“The essence of global health equity is the idea that something so precious as health might be viewed as a right.”

Dr Paul Farmer

Global Goal 4. Quality Education

Global Goal 4. Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

“In some parts of the world, students are going to school every day. It’s their normal life. But in other parts of the world, we are starving for education… it’s like a precious gift. It’s like a diamond…”

Malala Yousafzai

Global Goal 5. Gender Equality

Global Goal 5. Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

“Women’s status in society has become the standard by which humanity’s progress toward civility and peace can be measured”

Mahnaz Afkhami

Global Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation

Global Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

“Although we take it for granted, sanitation is a physical measure that has probably done more to increase human life span than any kind of drug or surgery”

Deepak Chopra

Global Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy

Global Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

“The answer is to end our reliance on carbon-based fuels…
If we succeed, we create booming new industries, wealth, clean secure energy and maybe we prevent the greatest disaster so far in human history, saving millions of lives while improving billions more. If we fail, basically it’s business as usual while things slowly get worse all around us”

Al Gore

Global Goals 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth

Global Goals 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

“People were poor not because they were stupid or lazy. They worked all day long, doing complex physical tasks. They were poor because the financial institution in the country did not help them widen their economic base”

Muhammad Yunus

Global Goals 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Global Goals 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

“It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics, because discrimination, poverty and ignorance restrict growth, while investments in education, infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase it, creating more good jobs and new wealth for all of us.”

Bill Clinton

Global Goals 10. Reduced Inequalities

Global Goals 10. Reduced Inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own”

Cesar Chavez

Global Goals 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities

Global Goals 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

“In the planning and designing of new communities, housing projects, and urban renewal, the planners both private and public, need to give explicit consideration to the kind of world that is being created for the children who will be growing up in these settings”

Urie Bronfenbrenner

Global Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production

Global Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

“The situation the Earth is in today has been created by unmindful production and unmindful consumption. We consume to forget our worries and our anxieties. Tranquilising ourselves with over-consumption is not the way”

Thich Nhat Hanh

Global Goal 13. Climate Action

Global Goal 13. Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

“This is not a partisan debate; it is a human one. Clean air and water, and a liveable climate are inalienable human rights. And solving this crisis is not a question of politics. It is our moral obligation.”

Leonardo DiCaprio

Global Goal 14. Life Below Water

Global Goal 14. Life Below Water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

“It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself.”

Rachel Carson

Global Goal 15. Life on Land

Global Goal 15. Life on Land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

“We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all.”

Wangari Maathai

Global Goal 16. Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

Global Goal 16. Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

“Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted, when we tolerate what we know to be wrong, when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy or too frightened, when we fail to speak up and speak out, we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice.”

Robert F. Kennedy

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