The Jane Goodall Institute work is putting into action the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Individuals, families  communities, businesses, and governments together with the UN mobilising efforts by all countries to improve the lives of animals, people and environments everywhere.

UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development

● Sustainable development has been defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. ● Sustainable development calls for concerted efforts towards building an inclusive, sustainable and resilient future for people and planet. ● For sustainable development to be achieved, it is crucial to harmonise three core elements: economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. These elements are interconnected and all are crucial for the well-being of individuals and societies.

In September of 2015, the United Nations (UN) decided what world they wanted to see, and crafted a set of 17 goals to help us achieve that vision. 193 member countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to tackle some of humanity’s most difficult problems, from climate change to inequality.

The aim of the goals -  end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.

The Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognise that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.


Themes Of The Global Goals

Explore each theme within the Global Goals, and in each goal - Why the goal matters; Facts and figures  related to the goal; Goal targets; And ways you can take action to help us reach the goal.


Health & Well-being

Education, Skills & Jobs

A Safe & Fair World


"Go Goals"

"Go Goals" is the SDG board game for children. 

The game aims to help teach children around the world about the Sustainable Development Goals in a simple and child-friendly way. 

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Take Action For the Global Goals

Explore what you can do to contribute towards achieving the Global Goals, or look at each goal and see what actions you can take.

Explore the areas and the projects and the campaigns that JGI undertaking actions directly relate to helping achieve the Global Goals.

Take action with JGI NZ's Roots & Shoots to help achieve the Global Goals!

Take Action on The Global Goals With A Change Project