new goals will help world confront injustice
The Global Goals, agreed by world leaders in September, will help governments and NGOs work together more effectively in the fight against global poverty, inequality and injustice.
September 25th, 2015 was a historic day. On that date, 193 world leaders committed to 17 Global Goals aimed
at reducing poverty around the world. The Global Goals will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were set in 1990. The MDGs paved the way for extraordinary changes in health, education, nutrition and life expectancy across the world
and have helped halve extreme poverty. The new Global Goals hope to continue this progress.
What are the new goals?
The Global Goals aim to achieve threeextraordinary things in the next 15 years: end extreme poverty; fight inequality & injustice; and fix climate change. Ordinary people, members of the community, religious groups and business people have joined together with government leaders to create the goals. The goals provide a focus for the work of NGOs and governments around the world, helping us work towards the same targets and enable progress to be measured and assessedmas we go along.
A new goal for peace
The Global Goals include the following intention: “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.” When there isn’t peace, it’s hard for countries and people to lift themselves out of poverty. Countries severely affected by war and violence failed to meet their Millennium Development Goals and they won’t be able to meet the new Global Goals without peaceful societies. The goal includes enacting laws that prevent the discrimination and abuse of children and other vulnerable people, reducing corruption, and giving poorer countries a stronger voice internationally.The goal for peace is needed now more than ever: for the first time since World War II, more than 60 million people – more than half of them children – are currently forcibly displaced. By helping refugees to improve their lives and giving children a afer future, Act for Peace supporters like you are helping the world to work towards the Global Goal for Peace.
Learn more about the Global Goals here
More ways to take action
Help keep families at risk from landslides safe by providing training in disaster risk reduction in schools. Training helps children to identify risks and warning signs of landslides, and teaches them how to keep safe if one happens.
Take the Act for Peace Ration Challenge and eat the same rations as a Syrian refugee during Refugee Week (19-26 June 2016). Raise money to support refugees who have lost everything, and challenge perspectives – including your own.
Right now, thousands of innocent people are fleeing Syria every day to protect their families from bloodshed, violence and death. We need your support to provide emergency relief packs to the families fleeing in Syria.