Accelerating Progress

Bringing together a new generation of leaders to accelerate progress toward the Global Goals

Goalkeepers 2019

September 24-25, 2019

As world leaders gather for the UN General Assembly in September, we will be hosting the third annual Goalkeepers event in New York City on September 24 and 25. This year, Goalkeepers will focus on the challenge of fighting global inequality to ensure no one is left behind.

In previous years, speakers at Goalkeepers have included President Barack Obama, President Emmanuel Macron, and Deputy UN Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed; Nobel Peace Prize winners and inspiring young leaders such as Malala Yousafzai, Nadia Murad, and Trevor Noah; and musical performers Ed Sheeran, Lily Allen, and Fatoumata Diawara. We will announce the 2019 speaker line up soon.

2019 event speakers

Goalkeepers Report

The Goalkeepers Report is published every year and charts the progress toward the Global Goals. This year’s report focuses on youth population growth that will affect future world progress.

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Data check

Assess the numbers

How much has poverty, health and inequality changed over the last 20 years and what does the future look like? Use our quiz to see if you’re up to date.

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Stories behind the data

Breaking down the numbers

Pure data doesn’t show the full picture. See what the numbers mean for real people and communities, and how these exemplars are pushing progress forward.

Explore the stories behind the data

Progress indicators

How do we know we’re making progress?

The Goalkeepers Report tracks a set of 18 indicators every year to see what’s changing and why—dig into the data to find out.

See the global progress indicators

Featured Content

We the Goalkeepers

President Macron + Bill and Melinda

A conversation with President Emmanuel Macron, Bill Gates, and Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates

Change starts young

Bill Gates

Living in extreme poverty

Graça Machel

"Mandela was once like you"

We the Goalkeepers

A poem by Aranya Johar

Leading progress for the Global Goals

In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development to achieve a better world by 2030. Led by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Goalkeepers is dedicated to accelerating progress towards the Global Goals: using powerful stories, data, and partnerships to highlight progress achieved, hold governments accountable and bring together a new generation of leaders to address the world’s major challenges.
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Together we can make an impact

The Global Goals are intended to cultivate a better future around the world. Learn more about the goals and how we’re working to achieve them.

Global Goals Award winners
Global Goals Awards

In 2018, we honored five Goalkeepers—individuals with extraordinary stories who are accelerating progress towards the Global Goals.

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Global Goals Award winners

Accelerators bring together partners from different sectors around common agendas for action, seeking to catalyze investments, expertise, and innovation to drive further progress towards the Global Goals.

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