17 Sustainable Development Goals

Through the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the international community expresses their conviction that global challenges can only be met in cooperation. The Agenda’s core is a catalogue of 17 Sustainable Development Goals.  

How do we want to live in the year 2030?

No more poverty, a balanced climate, fair working conditions, intact ecosystems ... In the 2030 Agenda there are many visions of a better future – and many individuals and institutions working towards them. But we have still not achieved enough. So, what do we have to change? How can every single one of us help in a small way to build a better and more liveable future?

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We have put together some of the results of 2030 Agenda-activities by Germany-Alumni in an eBook entitled THE GLOBAL GOALS – powered by Alumni (in German only)!


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New ways to tackle the global jobs crisis

Work is the best way to reduce poverty – yet more than one billion people have no job or are underemployed. In the fight against rising unemployment, new approaches and policy ideas are needed, explains David Robalino, a labour market expert at the World Bank.

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Apply now: UN SDG Action Award

The UN SDG ACTION AWARDS recognize outstanding achievements and innovative efforts to promote action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). This awards programme aims to find change-makers and celebrate achievements being made in every corner of the earth.

The long road to inclusion

Intuition for pressure points: How the blind physiotherapist and ifa CrossCuture fellow Yassine Rihani promotes human rights in Tunisia. Intuition plays an important role in the life of the 34-year-old human rights activist who lost his eyesight in 2006.

“A think tank for global surgery”

“Each year, some 16.9 million people die of diseases that could have been treated by surgery, meaning more than the deaths caused by HIV, malaria and tuberculosis together,” explains young German Magdalena Gründl. She is active in improving healthcare worldwide.