September 2015 marks an exciting and pivotal moment for the world and the UN. As we enter the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly and the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), here are five new inspiring messages to explore and share about the global goals. Use them to spread the word and inspire your own campus to help us achieve a better world by 2030!
1. The more people know about the goals, the greater the will and support to achieve them. This “We the Peoples” video asks people to film and post videos of themselves reading the goals to highlight awareness.
2. Young people have the opportunity to be the generation that defeated extreme poverty, tackled inequalities, and ended climate change. Let’s help them learn how to get involved through the World’s Largest Lesson.
3. Project Everyone’s inspiring “No Point in Going Halfway” video illustrates the progress the world made under the Millennium Development Goals and connects that story to the aspirations captured in the SDGs. (After watching it, you’ll probably want to check out the full global goals playlist.)
4. One of the world’s biggest soccer stars, Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, recently kicked off the viral Dizzy Goals campaign. Watch Gareth’s and others’ wobbly attempts to score after 17 spins around the ball -- all in support of the global goals.
5. “Love Song to the Earth,” a song in support of the Secretary-General’s leadership on climate change, launches on iTunes today, featuring world-renowned artists Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Fergie, Colbie Caillat, Natasha Bedingfield, Leona Lewis, Sean Paul, Johnny Rzeznik, Krewella, Angelique Kidjo, Kelsea Ballerini, Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Grimmie, Victoria Justice, and Q’Orianka Kilcher. Proceeds will go to the United Nations Foundation and Friends of the Earth.