Human Development

#Goalkeepers19 – Bill Gates to launch explosive 2019 Report in September

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As world leaders gather for the UN General Assembly in September, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be hosting the third annual Goalkeepers event in New York City on September 24 and 25. This year, Goalkeepers will focus on the challenge of fighting global inequality to ensure no one is left behind.


In previous years, speakers at Goalkeepers have included President Barack Obama, President Emmanuel Macron, and Deputy UN Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed; Nobel Peace Prize winners and inspiring young leaders such as Malala Yousafzai, Nadia Murad, and Trevor Noah; and musical performers Ed Sheeran, Lily Allen, and Fatoumata Diawara. The foundation has promised not to disappoint this year as they seek to continue growing the impact and reach of the Goalkeepers network.
Goalkeepers is an innovative forum that assembles young people who are on a mission to positively impact the world. The network of movers and shakers brings together a new generation of leaders and has a mission to accelerate progress towards achieving the Global Goals.
In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development to achieve a better world by 2030. Goalkeepers is a catalyst for action toward these goals.
This year’s theme is broadly about inequality, and how the world will need to address some of the biggest drivers of inequality if we hope to reach the Sustainable Development Goals.


The 2019 Goalkeepers Report is set to be launched on the 17th of Septmeber 2019.The report is published every year and charts the progress toward the Global Goals. This year’s report focuses on youth population growth that will affect future world progress. The report is as a rsult of the question, “How do we know we’re making progress towards the Global Goals?”.


Setting targets is the first step in achieving the Global Goals. Tracking specific indicators through the regular accumulation of data reveals what is working, what isn’t, and helps shape current and future efforts.

Key dates to remember:

  • Goalkeepers report will launch on Sept. 17
  • The Global Goals Awards will occur on Sept. 24
  •  Goalkeepers event will occur on Sept. 25

As with previous events, the September 25 event will be livestreamed so that you can follow along from wherever you are. Details will be shared with you closer to the event day.


If you’d like to chat about Goalkeepers on social media, we’re using the hashtag #Goalkeepers19 this year.

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