What’s the plan? Young people call for world leaders to act on new Global Goals

08 Apr 16
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whats the plan

On the 100th day of the Global Goals coming into effect, young campaigners from around the world are asking their leaders to show their plan to end poverty, inequality and climate change.

All 193 countries signed up to the Global Goals -also known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)- late last year and they came into effect on 1st January 2016. There are fifteen years to implement the goals, but with the previous set of global targets (Millennium Development Goals) criticised for making a slow start, campaigners are insisting that the same mistake cannot happen again.

Restless Development released a briefing paper on what they expected to be achieved within the first 100 Days. There's been good progress on our calls around accountability, with the UN Statistical Commission drawing up a plan to have quality data disaggregated by age. However, not all of our ambitious vision has been met. In particular on our point about implementation: that every nation should have an implementation plan and that it must involve young people.

So that brings us to today's action. As part of our Youth Power campaign, involving over fifty partners worldwide, we're calling on our leaders to make a plan.

Cat Currie, Youth Power Global Campaign Manager, said:

“If we’re going to solve the world’s toughest problems, every day counts. Almost a hundred days ago, world leaders committed to the Global Goals and we as young people want to know what the plan is to make these goals a reality. We’re committed to using our Youth Power to making sure these Global Goals get off to the best possible start”.

Here's some of the highlights of the day so far: 

Activists outside Parliament

Check out #YouthPower on Twitter to see more of what happened on the day!


For media enquiries please contact:

Bobby Dean at Restless Development, bobby@restlessdevelopment.org / +44(0)7595911816