App launched to drive UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations and Project Everyone have launched a new mobile app, designed to increase awareness of and engagement with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The SDGs in Action app has been developed to highlight the Sustainable Development Goals – the world’s to-do list to end poverty, reduce inequalities and tackle climate change. It is has been developed by the GSMA, which represents the interests of nearly 800 mobile operators worldwide, and Project Everyone, a non-profit global campaign to spread the messaging of the SDGs.
17 SDGs until 2030
The UN’s 17 SDGs form part of the Agenda2030 for sustainable development, which was unanimously adopted by world leaders last September.
It aims to ensure governments align priorities and work together with the private sector and civil society to end poverty, address inequalities and tackle climate change by 2030.
The ‘SDGs in Action’ app is described as a “dynamic, collaborative tool” that puts the spotlight on how innovation is helping to achieve the SDGs.
It also includes the latest news of goals around the world, as well as case studies that illustrate the mobile industry’s impact in the drive towards SDGs.
The UN also provides detailed information on each of the 17 goals, and includes associated targets, explanatory videos, key data and suggestions on how people can take action to achieve them.