Global goals week, 16-23 september 2017

Global Goals Week is an annual week of action, awareness and accountability for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Launched by UNDP, Project Everyone, and the United Nations Foundation, Global Goals Week brings together individuals, governments, businesses, international organizations, civil society and other partners during the opening of the UN General Assembly each September. Its central aim is to build and sustain momentum and cultivate ideas, solutions and partnerships to measure progress, drive action on and promoting accountability for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Key events

Whether it’s joining an event, sharing a video with your friends, holding a Global Goals gathering at work or in your community, branding your website, or wearing a Global Goals badge you can help raise awareness and contribute to achieving the Global Goals.

1. The Social Good Summit

The Social Good Summit kicks off Global Goals Week, uniting a lively community of global citizens around a common theme: how to leverage technology to make the world a better place by 2030. Beyond the main event in New York, Social Good Summits are held in dozens of countries around the world driving a global push towards #2030Now.

2. Global Goals Jam

UNDP and MediaLAB Amsterdam joined forces for the 2nd edition of the #GlobalGoalsJam. The Jam taps into the creative energy of people everywhere, inviting them to design viable solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals that matter most to them. Let's #Design2030Now!

3. Global Goals World Cup

The Global Goals World Cup is a women’s activist football tournament designed to expand the scope of a conventional sporting event. At the intersection between sport, art, culture and activism, it aims to merge true global citizenship with the beautiful game.

View full listing of Global Goals Week events.


Take action


Visit the Global Goals Week website to learn more about the events and initiatives taking place during the week and beyond.

Learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals and how to make the vision a reality.

Join the conversation online. Follow along and share your thoughts. 

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