The United Nations Has Launched Its Own Social Media Platform

The United Nations Has Launched Its Own Social Media Platform
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A new app aims to get younger audiences more involved in sustainable development goals

Jiwon Kim
  • 29 september 2016

The United Nations was created with a tall order: to maintain international peace and security. However, as years have passed, its duties have expanded to include fighting for equity and justice for all. Obviously a difficult thing to achieve, the UN recognizes that its sustainable development goals cannot be accomplished without more involvement from everyone, from the private sector to young citizens. Therefore, the UN, along with Project Everyone, created SDGs in Action, an app that will allow any person with access to a mobile phone, to be a part of this movement.

The organization recently released the United Nation’s Sustainability Goals, 17 goals that they aim to achieve by 2030. The goals were established as a “universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.” These objectives include quality education, gender equality, sustainable cities and communities, along with other goals that are essential in creating a better world. The app is a way to get more people involved and informed. There is detailed information on all the goals, as well as the option to see any related events near a user. It even lets users create their own event that will help fight for any of these goals. Furthermore, it serves as an online forum that keeps track of the UN’s progress toward all of these goals and an advocate for faster, better change.

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Technology has proven to be a powerful tool for accountability. This app is a great outlet for ordinary citizens to have a voice and ensure that the UN, along with its member states, are following through with their commitments. It also streamlines relevant information and helps to develop a global community. Hopefully, this platform will serve as a unifier for everyone who can make a difference and a voice for those who feel powerless. The Sustainable Development Goals are meant to be everyone’s responsibility, not just bureaucrats.

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