The Global Goals

for Sustainable Development

The world has just made its biggest ever promise to itself. Our leaders have agreed to 17 Global Goals that would mean a better life for all of us. They would virtually end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change in the next 15 years. It’s one of the most incredible to-do lists ever written – but now we need to turn words into action. You – yes you – have the power to make sure our leaders keep these world-changing promises. You’ve got almost 7 million ONE members standing behind you, so let’s make it happen.

Explore the Global Goals

Dig deeper into the issues that drive extreme poverty.

Find out how they are affecting people around the world, the progress we’ve made in tackling them, and what still needs to be done.

Infectious Diseases

New momentum in the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria has helped millions of people get access to prevention and treatment services.

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Growth in agriculture is twice as effective in reducing poverty as growth in other sectors.

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Transparency gives people in developing countries the information they need to hold their governments accountable and improve their lives.

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Lack of access to electricity and modern energy sources profoundly limits economic development, constrains people’s life chances and traps millions in extreme poverty.

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Development Assistance

Across the globe, smart and targeted aid is saving lives, supporting people in poor and fragile countries, and laying the groundwork for sustainable economic growth in developing countries.

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Water & Sanitation

The links between a lack of water and sanitation access and development goals are clear, and the solutions to the problem are known and cost-effective.

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Debt Cancellation

Debt cancellation has enabled governments in poor countries to increase key public spending in areas such as health and education.

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Trade & Investment

Trade and investment that boosts economic growth and creates job opportunities for the poorest people is key to fighting poverty.

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Lack of access to quality education, especially among the poorest and among girls, is preventing millions of people from escaping the cycle of extreme poverty around the world.

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