Right now, 736 million people live in extreme poverty — struggling to survive on less than $1.90 per day — while at the same time, just 26 people hold as much wealth as 50% of the world’s population. This inequality is unacceptable, and entirely unnecessary.
The good news? In 2015, world leaders promised to change this. At the UN General Assembly in New York, representatives from every government around the world came together and committed to achieving 17 Global Goals designed to end extreme poverty, tackle climate change, and reduce inequality by 2030.
These goals serve as a roadmap to a better world, with targets to achieve everything from “zero hunger,” “gender equality,” and “clean water and sanitation,” “good health,” and “quality education” for all. The ultimate aim of these goals is to ensure that everyone, everywhere can access their basic human rights. The Global Goals are a promise to people and the planet — but it’s up to us all to make sure those promises are fulfilled. Take the quiz to learn more!