This year’s Global Goals Week is the biggest one yet, with more than 80 partners and dozens of events uniting people from all walks of life around a common mission: a sustainable future for everyone.

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This month, heads of state and top diplomats gather at the United Nations to consult on the biggest challenges facing the world. At the same time, leaders in government, civil society, business, as well as young people, will be in New York to contribute their voices and ideas.

A vision and a challenge

Four years ago, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, to create a better world. These Goals have the potential to end poverty, fight inequality and protect the planet with a timeframe that reflects the urgency of these issues. Now it’s up to all of us—governments, businesses, civil society and the general public—to make this vision a reality.

“We have an urgent need to accelerate action on the ground, and Global Goals Week presents an important opportunity to scale up the actions and partnerships to address some of the most critical aspects of the 2030 Agenda. The numerous events taking place during the week shows strong commitment from governments, the private sector, civil society, academia and many more partners, to bring our collective response to the next level,” said UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed

Global Goals Week

Timed to coincide with the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly, Global Goals Week 2019 takes place from 21 to 30 September. And while the General Assembly meets at UN Headquarters in New York, Global Goals Week meets you where you are.


The power of collaboration

Collaboration is what makes Global Goals Week tick. With more than 30 partners, the week brings people together to trade ideas and forge stronger partnerships for sustainable development.


In the summit’s 10th year we’re tackling the most important issue of our time: climate change. Global leaders, activists and businesses will gather for a day of constructive dialogue and activity.

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We are listening to young voices as they increasingly engage on climate change. This global platform will showcase solutions and work with world leaders.

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As the effects of a warming planet become more and more obvious, the High Level Political Form will discuss how to step up its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.

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You’re invited

A key feature of Global Goals Week is that it brings these important discussions outside of UN walls, beyond New York City and beyond the usual crowd.

No matter who you are or where you are, there are many ways to get involved in Global Goals Week. Learn about the SDGs and connect with others who share your commitment by linking up with one of these events.


Secretary-General António Guterres has invited leaders to address climate change and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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The first-ever women’s activist football tournament meets in New York City for the fourth time. They all take action for the Global Goals.

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Twenty two communities will be honoured for outstanding community initiatives that work with nature to create sustainable development.

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“Global Goals week is an invitation to people across the world to celebrate that which unites us. Whether as individuals, families, communities or countries—everyone is welcome to become part of this global movement dedicated to our common future. Global Goals week connects millions of people and countless initiatives committed to making a difference.”
- Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator

Collective action

The 2030 Agenda is a vision for a better future for both people and our planet. The Global Goals provide the map for getting there. But none of it will be possible without solidarity and concrete action from people all over the world--including you.

“On the ground climate change is already bringing insecurity, conflict and further poverty to the poorest. We only have 10 years left. It is now time for a world where true leaders from politics and business raise their ambition and take real actions, not just discourse, to achieve the SDGs, save our planet and really reduce inequality and ensure we have a sustainable future,” says SDG Advocate Hindou Ibrahim