Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The Global Goals - Tell Everyone - We Have a Plan

There is a large hole in Notting Hill at the moment. Not because someone has dug yet ANOTHER basement.... But because the genius behind Love Actually, Notting Hill, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Comic Relief, Mr Bean, Vicar of Dibley and more has left the 'hood to go and do something quite remarkable in New York with the United Nations - and taken all his family and their pets with him....for a whole year (*sobs*) - I used to pass him on my walk to work and it was the best possible start to my day (right after also spotting the Beckhams). ***

On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. The Global Goals for sustainable development could get these things done. In all countries. For all people.

This might be the shortest film that Richard Curtis has ever made but it is most definitely one of the very best -

Each goal carries equal importance and ALL of them must be achieved in order for the project and mission to work. My two favourites are probably the first two. 

1. No Poverty and 2. Zero Hunger

If the goals are going to work, everyone needs to know about them. You can’t fight for your rights if you don’t know what they are. You can’t convince world leaders to do what needs to be done if you don’t know what you’re convincing them to do. If the goals are famous, they won’t be forgotten.
We can be the first generation to end extreme poverty, the most determined generation in history to end injustice and inequality, and the last generation to be threatened by climate change.
What can we do? Tell everybody. Spread the word. Talk about it at home / work / school. This is something the world needs to hear. 

If you are a football lover like me - do a Dizzy Goal. They are hilariously fun. 

***Emma Freud is writing a hilarious and must-read weekly column in the Telegraph about their adventures. Don't miss it. The first column she wrote explaining why they were leaving was so moving. Her year of saying YES. I said it was their gap year but in fact they will be working harder than ever out there and not really resting at all.... 

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Let's help make this incredible / ambitious / genius project a global success. 

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