End poverty. Protect our planet. Prosperity for all.

Two years ago, United Nations rolled out the ambitious “Sustainable Development Goals” (a.k.a. Global Goals) that involved 193 member states. These countries worldwide, adopted 17 Global Goals to end poverty, protect our planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030.

Global Shapers Orlando is one of 378 Hubs of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. This community is a network of young people driving dialogue, action and change. “Shapers” are chosen based on a combination of achievement and potential, and a desire to make a contribution to their communities. In Orlando, we are committed to improving the state of our community.

#GlobalGoalsOrlando will be a yearlong project, curated by Global Shapers Orlando, engaging local partners and highlighting various organizations, projects or leaders who are working towards these 17 Global Goals here in Central Florida. The purpose of this blog is to facilitate the measurement of the efforts of metro Orlando towards sustainable development. We hope this blog will eventually lead to additional publicity, new partnerships between organizations, and increased funding for Central Florida to meet these goals by 2030. If your organization is interested in being a part of our blog, please contact us at at orlandoglobalshapers@gmail.com.

  Hiba T. George, representing the Global Shapers Orlando Hub, on the last day of the Annual Curators Meeting 2017 held at the United Nations Office at Geneva. #ACM17

Hiba T. George, representing the Global Shapers Orlando Hub, on the last day of the Annual Curators Meeting 2017 held at the United Nations Office at Geneva. #ACM17