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Sep 28, 2015

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.

“We the People” for The Global Goals

Refugee or Migrant? #WordsMatter

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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Posted on
Sep 17, 2015

Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton support Global Goals with Radio Everyone

On 25th September at the UN, 193 world leaders will adopt the Global Goals, a series of 17 ambitious goals to end poverty, fight inequality & injustice and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030.

The Global Goals campaign aims to both make the goals famous and to push for their full implementation with the hope of reaching 7 billion people in 7 days with news of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

As 95% of the global population have access to radio, Radio Everyone is calling on radio stations across the globe to be part of this incredible global endeavour which serves as an integral part of the success of the campaign’s ambitious target – to ensure the Goals are world famous and successfully acted upon.

Speaking on Radio Everyone, Richard Curtis said:

“We have gathered an amazing range of extraordinary radio content about the Global Goals and plan to pulse it across the world to everybody on the planet that listens to radio. By getting the Goals into people’s hearts and minds – and ears! – we can inspire the next generation of global citizens to be the first generation that ends extreme poverty, the most determined to tackle inequalities, and the last to live with the effects of climate change.”
Radio Everyone Highlights include:

· The Global Citizen Festival: highlights from the six-hour Global Citizen Festival in New York, headlined by Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Beyoncé and Pearl Jam will be shared with broadcast partners in over 60 countries.

· Peter Gabriel: the sound of the station has been composed and performed by Peter Gabriel, accompanied by the Soweto Gospel Choir, and remixed by Benji B.

· Samantha Cristoforetti: fresh from her spell on the International Space Station, the Italian astronaut will present a show, reflecting on what it’s really like to look down on the ‘little blue dot’ that is our planet, whilst sharing a series of musical firsts in space.

· Bono and Christiane Amanpour: will co-host a programme reflecting on their first hand experience of seeing development in action around the globe, through their respective work with ONE and CNN.

· Shows hosted by international public figures including: Jamie Oliver (UK), Paloma Faith (UK), Tom Meighan from Kasabian (UK); UNHCR supporters Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton, Cody Simpson (Australia); D’Banj and Ice Prince (Nigeria); G.E.M. (Hong Kong); Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia); Criolo, Gilberto Gil and Lenine(Brazil); Liverpool FC players including Kolo Touré (Ivory Coast); A. R. Rahman and Hrithik Roshan (India); UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Michelle Yeoh (Malaysia).

· ‘Global Superheroes’ documentary series: Radio Everyone has commissioned a series of seven documentaries, giving a voice to inspirational young people achieving extraordinary things around the globe – ‘Global Superheroes’. They will cover the areas of peace, equality, health, poverty, the planet, water and education and will be narrated by globally renowned voices, including Michelle Yeoh.

· Partner broadcasters have also produced content for the stream: BBC Music have produced a show around musical firsts, presented by Matt Everitt and featuring contributions from Noel Gallagher, Ringo Starr and Dave Grohl. WNYC and PRI have produced a special edition of “The Takeaway” hosted by John Hockenberry, looking at the UN’s Global Goals. Featuring contributions from David Miliband, John McArthur and Catherine Woteki, chief scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Major broadcasters supporting the project include BBC Music, Bauer Media in the UK, WNYC & Public Radio International in the US, CBC in Canada, ABC in Australia, 92.7 Big FM in India and Deutsche Welle globally.

Radio Everyone is also on track to have a significant presence in a wide range of countries including Somalia, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Myanmar.

Radio Everyone can be heard on radio stations around the world from the 26th September.

via Radio Info Australia