WHAT IS GOALKEEPERS?
Progress is possible, but it is not inevitable. Despite remarkable advances in the fight against poverty, inequality, and disease, the job is far from finished.
Goalkeepers is dedicated to accelerating progress towards the Global Goals: using powerful stories, data, and partnerships to highlight progress achieved, hold governments accountable and bring together a new generation of leaders to address the world’s major challenges. Each year the annual Goalkeepers main event takes place in New York at the same time as world leaders gather for the General Assembly.
The inaugural Goalkeepers event in 2017 hosted a diverse group of leaders. Speakers, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Barack Obama, and Malala Yousafzai, shared their stories of bold leadership and innovative solutions that are driving progress on the Global Goals.
In 2018, Goalkeepers is focusing on youth population growth that will affect future world progress. If countries invest in the health and education of their young people, we will unlock productivity and innovation, cut poverty, and generate further prosperity. But if we ignore young people’s potential, we risk jeopardizing the progress that has been made—going backwards on gender equity, political stability, health outcomes, and economic prosperity. The 2018 New York event featured speakers from world leaders like President Emmanuel Macron, President Julius Madaa Bio and H.E Graca Machel to young innovators and activists including David Sengeh, Jaha Dukureh and King Kaka.
WHO ARE GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers are leaders who take a stand on the issues they care about and innovate in their communities to achieve the Global Goals. We need people everywhere to raise their voices, help build awareness of the Global Goals, and hold their government leaders accountable for progress.
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE AN IMPACT
The Global Goals for Sustainable Development are intended to cultivate a better future around the world. Learn more about the goals and how we’re working to achieve them.