New York – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced a new partnership to boost awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals today in New York.

The new Global Goals app and accessories were unveiled during Samsung’s Unpacked event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Samsung Galaxy phones will carry the Global Goals app that defines each of the 17 goals showing users how they can take small actions towards achieving the SDGs. 

“This partnership with UNDP and Samsung will not only harness technological innovation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, but will mobilize the next generation of global citizens to take action and together achieve the goals,” says Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator. “Only with a joint effort by everyone – private sector, civil society, and people across the world - can we truly have impact and change the world for the better.”

The Global Goals app, available on Samsung Galaxy smartphones, aims to increase awareness of the Global Goals and raise funds for UNDP to support its work around the world. In addition, a portion of the proceeds generated from sales of the special edition accessories will go directly to UNDP in support of the Global Goals.

“Now more than ever, we have the potential to use the power of technology to address the world’s most pressing challenges,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics. “Our partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will provide Galaxy users with easy, impactful ways to learn about the Global Goals and support the causes important to them so we can collectively make a difference.”

The app will come preinstalled on Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy Note10+ and will be available for download for Samsung Galaxy Smartphones in 19 languages. The special edition phone cases and wireless charger will be available through Samsung.com and select Samsung Experience Stores in the U.S. and Korea.

The Sustainable Development Goals are a set of 17 interconnected goals in a universal call for people, planet and prosperity. By 2030, the SDGs will address the world’s biggest issues like poverty, inequality and climate change.

For more information about Samsung Global Goals, visit https://news.samsung.com/galaxyhttp://www.samsungmobilepress.com or https://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/apps/samsung-global-goals/

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com.

About UNDP

The United Nations Development Programme partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in nearly 170 countries and territories, we offer global perspectives and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations. www.undp.org

Icon of SDG 09 Icon of SDG 17

UNDP Around the world