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In 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to a series of 17 ambitious goals to end poverty, fight inequality, and stop climate change by 2030. The Global Goals are within our reach, but we must remain committed—embracing what works and addressing what doesn't, while holding ourselves and others accountable. Please join us as we strive to create a better world.


The Global Goals integrate all three aspects of sustainable development: social, economic, and environmental. Goalkeepers focuses on accelerating progress toward the Global Goals, with a particular focus on Goals 1-6. For the goals to be met, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society, and the general public.

Text reads: “1 No Poverty”. Red square with white icon showing people of all ages holding hands.

No Poverty

We must afford all people a chance to prosper by reducing poverty overall by at least 50% and eradicating extreme poverty completely.

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Text reads: “2 Zero Hunger”. Mustard-colored square with white icon of steaming bowl.

Zero Hunger

We must feed the world's population by improving food security, nutrition, and sustainable agriculture.

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Text reads: “3 Good Health and Well-being”. Kelly green square with white heartbeat line and icon of heart.


We must promote healthier living by providing modern, efficient, preventative medical care to all people, everywhere.

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Text reads: “4 Quality Education”. Dark red square with white icon of open book and pencil.


We must ensure that equitable educational opportunities are available to all, unlocking the intellect and imagination necessary for a healthy society to thrive.

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Text reads: “5 Gender Equality”. Red-orange square with symbol of male and female sign with an equal symbol in the center.


We must guarantee equal rights and respect for all by defending political, economic, and social equality for women.

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Text reads: “6 Clean Water and Sanitation”. Bright blue square with icon of glass of water.


We must reduce the suffering and death spread by waterborne diseases by increasing access to clean water and improving sanitation.

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Text reads “7 Affordable and Clean Energy”. Yellow square with a white icon of the sun and a power button at the center.
Text reads “8 Decent Work and Economic Growth”. Burgundy red square with white graph showing upwards trend.
Text reads “9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure”. Orange square with stacked white cubes.
Text reads “10 Reduced Inequalities”. Magenta square with a white equal sign inside a hollow circle.
Text reads “11 Sustainable Cities and Communities”. Golden yellow square with white icon of homes and buildings.
Text reads “12 Responsible Consumption and Production”. Dark mustard square with white infinity symbol.
Text reads “13 Climate Action”. Dark green square with icon of eye with a globe as the pupil.
Text reads “14 Life Below Water”. Blue square with white fish below waves.
Text reads “15 Life on Land”. Lime green square with grass, a tree, and birds.
Text reads “16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions”. Royal blue square with white icon of dove holding olive branch and resting on gavel.
Text reads “17 Partnerships for the Goals”. Navy blue square with five white interlocked circles.
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The goalkeepers report

The Goalkeepers report is published annually and tracks 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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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.

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