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Global GoalsDo you want to live in a world without poverty? Where healthcare is available for all? Where everyone can go to good schools? Where girls can thrive? Where clean energy is abundant? Where there is no prejudice? Where peace exists within and between countries? Then let's make it happen

Join the School of Diplomacy and International Relations for a campus-wide Teach-In on the United Nations' new Sustainable Development Goals, taking place on Friday, October 23 from 12 - 3 p.m. in the Main Lounge of the University Center.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the successor to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which guided international efforts in poverty reduction for the past 15 years. Backed by world leaders, the 17 global goals aim to tackle 3 main challenges by 2030: End extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change. The goals apply to all countries and will be a focus for UN efforts for the next 15 years.

The Teach-In will raise awareness on campus about the UN-sponsored campaign, while offering students a chance to learn how to advocate in support of the global goals. Students will have the opportunity to be coached on how to write newspaper op-eds, and to spread information and inspire initiative in others.

"The SDGs are all about how to create national and global conversations on how we can come together to solve global challenges. Conversation is essential to action and change," said Dr. Martin Edwards, Associate Professor at the School of Diplomacy and Director of the Center for United Nations and Global Governance Studies.

Step up, tell your friends, get involved today. Start by visiting the Global Goals website.

If you are interested in attending the Teach-in on October, 23, click here to RSVP.

This COMPASS event is sponsored by the Center for UN and Global Governance Studies in partnership with UNA-SHU, UNA-USA, and the UN Foundation to help increase awareness of the Goals among our Seton Hall Community.

Categories: Nation and World

For more information, please contact:

  • Martin Edwards
  • (973) 275-2507