The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. The 193 member states of the United Nations ratified 17 global priorities for the next 15 years, 2016-2030.
This set of 17 global goals has been developed with strong U.S. leadership through the most consultative process the world has ever seen. The U.S. held consultations in 50 cities across the nation that included elected officials, and business, faith-based, and civil society leaders. Online, over 73,000 Americans engaged with the UN on the world they would want to see in 2030.
After extensive deliberation, Member states have focused on 17 goals that include 169 targets focused on ending poverty and hunger, improving health and education, advancing environmental and economic development.
The United Nations Association-USA Greater Chicago Chapter's GLOBAL GOALS AMBASSADOR PROGRAM offers individuals a fun and unique opportunity to learn more about the 17 Global Goals -- also called Sustainable Development Goals -- and become experts on a specific goal. You will then serve as a local ambassador for that specific Global Goal. Each Global Goal will have a team of 2-3 local ambassadors charged with educating themselves on their Goal and mobilizing others to take action on that Goal through additional outreach, education and advocacy efforts.
Become a Global Goals Ambassador !
(Current Ambassador positions are found on our Committees webpage.)
During this year-long Global Goals Ambassador Program, UNA-Chicago members have an opportunity to take their passion for a particular Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) and leverage it to develop related programming and communications in the Chicago Region to raise awareness and work to advance the SDGs.
Be familiar with all Global Goals
Learn about your designated Goal, become an expert, understanding the nuances and sensitivities involved
Understand UNA-Greater Chicago Chapter’s mission and strategy surrounding the Global Goals
Understand the Global Goals Social Media Strategy and Campaign
Representation and Advocacy
Attend at least three events a year, including our UN Day Fundraiser and Awards Ceremony on behalf of your Global Goal
Champion your Goal, but advocate for all
Be a leader, taking action through social media, drawing awareness for your goal
Encourage program attendees to take “Selfies with Substance” with your Goal
Requirements of a Global Goals Ambassador
Submit monthly reports at monthly meetings on outreach efforts and community involvement
Become a member of UNA-GCC within 90 days of assuming role as Global Goals
Benefits of Being a Global Goals Ambassador
Free Global Goals and UN swag!
Opportunity to serve as an ambassador representing the vital Global Goals in Chicago
Recognition as a Global Goals Ambassador on UNA-GCC website and other social media outlets
Invitation to UN Day Fundraiser and Awards Ceremony at a discounted rate