UNHCR supporter Cate Blanchett for The Global Goals

During this last weekend, several celebrities joined the UN Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals Campaign, part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. There are 17 Global Goals: Cate Blanchett, as UNHCR supporter, promoted the #16 Goal: Peace, giustice and strong institutions.

Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

Peace, stability, human rights and effective governance based on the rule of law are important conduits for sustainable development. We are living in a world that is increasingly divided. Some regions enjoy sustained levels of peace, security and prosperity while others fall into seemingly endless cycles of conflict and violence. This is by no means inevitable and must be addressed.

High levels of armed violence and insecurity have a destructive impact on a country’s development, affecting economic growth and often resulting in long standing grievances among communities that can last for generations. Sexual violence, crime, exploitation and torture are also prevalent where there is conflict or no rule of law, and countries must take measures to protect those who are most at risk.

The Sustainable Development Goals aim to significantly reduce all forms of violence, and work with governments and communities to find lasting solutions to conflict and insecurity. Strengthening the rule of law and promoting human rights is key to this process, as is reducing the flow of illicit arms and strengthening the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance.

Promoting peace and justice is one of 17 Global Goals that make up the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. An integrated approach is crucial for progress across the multiple goals.

via UNDP

She is also featured in three videos to promote the campaign.

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And #IBelong Campaign to End Statelessness

Our supporters Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton have released a radio show with a playlist of songs for the #IBelong Campaign to End Statelessness. The show was recorded for a global online radio station, Radio Everyone, that will promote the new Sustainable Development Goals, also dubbed the “Global Goals”.

You can hear the songs they selected, along with their reasons for supporting the campaign, by listening to the full radio show here

More info here

The UNHCR Twitter page released few photos for the #IBelong Campaign

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