JCI AND THE GLOBAL GOALS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
In September 2015, more than 150 world leaders gathered at the United Nations to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals. During the 2015 JCI World Congress in Kanazawa, Japan, nearly 120 JCI National Organizations signed the Kanazawa Declaration, committing the organization to advance the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
These 17 goals aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and combat climate change by 2030. Dedicated to advancing these 17 goals and building a world where everlasting peace is a reality, JCI members identify the goals most relevant to their communities, take action, engage stakeholders, and implement projects that provide sustainable solutions to the greatest challenges of our time. With each local project advancing one or more of these goals, it is clear that these grassroots efforts to create positive change around the world are creating global impact and advancing these ambitious goals.
It will take the collaborative effort of active citizens from all sectors of society around the world to end extreme poverty, inequalities, and climate change by 2030. By taking the responsibility to advance the Global Goals, JCI members are leading their communities to create the change they want to see in the world.