Global Goals

UNA-C Global Goals - 2022 Roster

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.

Ambassador Responsibilities:


  • 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