We're helping to spread the message about the UN's Global Goals - a world-changing project that wants to save the planet, end poverty and fight against inequality...

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Do you want to save the planet, end poverty and fight against the inequality and injustice in the world? They may sound like big things to tackle when you’re just one person out of seven billion in the world, but you don’t need to be a superhero to help.

With this week marking the first anniversary of the UN’s Global Goals, everyone can contribute towards making the world a better place. So what are they and how can you get involved in 2016? Read on to find out…

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Announced in September 2015, the Global Goals are essentially 17 key items on the whole planet’s to do list, with each one going towards achieving three main aims by 2030:

  1. End extreme poverty
  2. Fight inequality & injustice
  3. Fix climate change

Check out the full list of goals below:

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To do all that, the UN has enlisted 193 world leaders and a huge collection of the world’s biggest companies, all of whom have committed to working towards a better tomorrow. It all started at 2015’s Sustainable Development Summit, but this isn’t just about the UN – we all have to do our bit to spread the word. By making each goal famous they’ll stay at the forefront of everyone’s minds, making everyone think about how they can make a small change that could help the world.

And with this week coming being the Global Goals’ first anniversary – AKA ‘#GlobalGoals Week’ – you can do that in a few clever ways. The easiest of all is simply to share this post or any other that you come across that mentions the Global Goals. Check out the video below to see why that’s so important:

On top of that, 2016’s #GlobalGoals Week will see a huge lineup of stars take to the stage to help raise awareness of the cause – and you can watch live as it happens. How? Simple: on 24 September the likes of Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Metallica, Chris Martin, Usher, Ellie Goulding and more will perform live in New York City, in a huge gig which’ll be live-streamed around the world.

You’ll be able to catch the concert online at the Global Goals website, or in the Global Goals app, and to make doing so even easier we’ll give customers an extra 500Mb of mobile data when accessing, and engaging with, either!

Whatever method you choose, helping to spread the message is half the battle. That’s exactly why Vodafone is among the big players helping to do just that, but now we’ve said our piece, it’s over to you! You can find out loads more about Global Goals at the official website here.

Doing our bit… To take a look at how vodafone is changing the face of education in developing nations, click here.