Richard Curtis, the film-maker known for hits like Love Actually and Bridget Jones’s Diary, as well as for his work with Comic Relief, is the founder of Project Everyone, a collaboration with the UN to give prominence to the Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs have defined 17 targets aimed at three main goals — end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change — to be reached in the next fifteen years. The adoption of the goals by the UN is expected to happen at the summit meeting to being held this month.
Project Everyone is working throughout social media to get the SDGs list in front of the world—7 billion people in 7 days—as a first step in engaging the global citizenry in the development of solutions. By promoting the list to the world, the project hopes to get people excited and interested, but most of all to realize that there are projects and work underway that individuals and local organizations can engage with.
Global Solution Networks have been engaged on all the issues defined by the SDGs, and the GSN project is a way for global citizens to find the category that concerns them the most and engage with organizations that are already at work on solutions.