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Speak Up: On Ideas, Initiative(s) and Impact

In September 2015, the end of the United Nations General Assembly in New York seemed to bring with it a ray of hope for the future, a bolt of excitement and anticipation. 195 world leaders had agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals and committed to work towards building a better future for the planet. For the first time in a while, we had something invaluable to help in our efforts while moving forward: a concrete plan. A set of targets that, if achieved, would finally mean the end of many long-standing problems that threatened life on the spinning globe of magic we call Earth.

Real progress is a tricky thing though. It doesn’t simply happen by adopting initiatives and hoping for the best, nor is it built on plans that we don’t follow up on. Advance, in its essence, is all about commitment, about small, but purposeful and continuous actions that add up to big results. It’s about all of us deciding to take a stand and join the fight, knowing that the outcome will decide our future.

This is exactly why we’re curious. As we mark the two-year anniversary of the agreement on the plan for sustainable development, we’re eager to hear more about the contribution of people all over the world, people who’ve dedicated their time to making the goals a reality. We’re interested to know about YOU.

Every now and again, it’s vital to remind ourselves that what ultimately brings us closer to the SDGs are individuals that make an effort every day in order to raise awareness, promote understanding and inspire action in their communities. That come up with interesting initiatives and well-thought projects and then go above and beyond to make them happen. One thing’s for sure: we want to find out more – about your ideas and processes, about the hardships you faced in creating them and about the way you’re impacting your environment. We want to give you a stage to showcase your progress on.

Consider this an open call: whoever you are, wherever you are, we want you to speak up. If you’re working to make the Sustainable Development Goals a reality, we want to know about it. If you’re among the ones dreaming of a better world for everyone, we want to tell your story.

Share your initiative with us in the comments or via our Facebook page and become a visible actor in the movement towards achieving the Global Goals by 2030.

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