In September the Sustainable Development Goals were agreed by the United Nations. There are 17 of them and apply to all countries in the world. They act as a framework for measuring development and as a challenge to the wealthier nations to both consider their own use of resources and to support the marjority world in escaping poverty.
These goals take over from the Millennium Development Goals, agreed in 2000 with a view to achieving them by 2015. Although considerable progress has been made, there is still a long way to go before everyone has access to the basic necessities of life.
Students working on the One World Charity Challenge need to demonstrate how the charity they are supporting is working towards at least one of these goals. The goals will form a framework for the world of the One World Centre.