Sustainable Development Goals

A dramatic new initiative in America’s first World Heritage City  

The United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. 

In 2015, 193 countries adopted the Goals with a target to achieve each goal by 2030.

The Global Goals span the whole spectrum of issues the planet is facing. Click each of the titles below to learn more about each goal:

How can you make an impact on a local level?

The U.N. has set an ambitious agenda for humankind. The world is taking notice, and Philadelphia is taking up the challenge. In partnership with the Mural Arts Project, we are producing 17 murals, one for each goal, which will be placed at various sites throughout the community. Additionally, we will be featuring university-led research projects and worthy organizations who are doing the underlying work. 

You can make a global statement by: 

  • Sponsoring a goal and its associated mural
  • Providing a space in your community
  • Carrying out a related activity
  • Volunteering to help

For more information, contact Zabeth Teelucksingh, [email protected], (215) 563-2482.