ABOUT THE UNITED NATIONS 17 GLOBAL GOALS
In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 Goals for a better world by 2030. These Goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and address the urgency of climate change.
Guided by the Goals, it is now up to all of us, governments, businesses, civil society and the general public to work together to build a better future for everyone.
The Global Goals are also known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Learn more about the 17 Goals here.
The Global Goals World Cup
A small group of Danish women are revolutionizing recreational soccer to empower women of all ages and all skill levels to promote the United Nations Global Goals, which are charged with protecting the environment and promoting social justice. To do so they created the first first activist World Cup.
The tournament is a street football tournament for all-women teams. To participate a team must adopt one of the Global Goals, and the team is ranked by how they promote the Goal on and off the field. The teams are being awarded for being the best team for the world.
EIR’s mission is to use soccer to accomplish greater social good. This includes:
- Encouraging women to play soccer to improve self esteem
- Building trustful togetherness within the teams
- Raising awareness about the United Nations Global Goals.