The United Nations approved of a list of 17 Sustainable Development Goals aimed at tackling poverty, climate change and other issues. And now we’ve all got our work cut out for us.
As Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated, the SDGs are a “to-do list for people and planet, and a blueprint for success.“
If the SDGs seem a bit daunting, you’re not alone. So we at HuffPost Impact have developed an easy explainer for each SDG — as told by a Spotify playlist. Check it out below!
If The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals Were A Spotify Playlist
GOAL 1: NO POVERTY
“Hands” by Jewel
Eradicating poverty, which is currently defined as people living on less than $ 1.25 a day, in all forms, everywhere.
GOAL 2: ZERO HUNGER
“Hunger” by Rhye
Eliminating hunger by increasing agricultural production and providing foods that are rich in nutrients.
GOAL 3: GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
“Physical” by Olivia Newton-John
Supporting programs focused on wellness, exercise and mental health to promote healthy, long lives.
GOAL 4: QUALITY EDUCATION
“Be True to Your School” by The Beach Boys
Providing equal education opportunities to both boys and girls by creating safe and inclusive learning environments.
GOAL 5: GENDER EQUALITY
“Run the World (Girls)” by Beyonce
Ending all forms of gender discrimination to empower women to assume an equal role in every aspect of society.
GOAL 6: CLEAN WATER & SANITATION
“So Fresh, So Clean” by OutKast
Proving global access to clean and affordable drinking water by reducing pollution and improving water resource management.
GOAL 7 AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
“Here Comes the Sun” by Nina Simone
Ensuring access to reliable, renewable and up-to-date energy services.
GOAL NO. 8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
“9 to 5” by Dolly Parton
Creating equal and decent employment opportunities that increase economic growth.
GOAL NO. 9 INDUSTRY, INNOVATION & INFRASTRUCTURE
“Started From the Bottom” by Drake
Developing strong infrastructures to support industrial and economic growth.
GOAL NO. 10 REDUCED INEQUALITIES
“Imagine” by John Lennon
Reducing inequality both within and between countries by increasing regulation, encouraging equal opportunity, and facilitating migration.
GOAL NO. 11 SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
“Skyscraper” by Demi Lovato
Designing inclusive and safe communities by creating affordable and sustainable housing and transportation.
GOAL NO. 12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
“You Get What You Give” by New Radicals
Ensuring sustainable consumption through recycling and resource management.
GOAL NO. 13 CLIMATE ACTION
“When a Fire Starts to Burn” by Disclosure
Combating and raising awareness for climate change on a local and global level.
GOAL NO. 14 LIFE BELOW WATER
”I Follow Rivers” (The Magician Remix) by Lykke Li
Conserving the oceans, seas and marine wildlife to promote sustainable development.
GOAL NO. 15 LIFE ON LAND
“The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh)” by The Tokens
Protecting natural habitats and forests, combatting desertification and preserving biodiversity.
GOAL NO. 16 PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS
“Get Together” by The Youngbloods
Promoting peaceful and inclusive societies by actively combating violence, human trafficking and corruption.
GOAL NO. 17 PARTNERSHIP FOR THE GOALS
“Come Together” by The Supremes
Strengthening international ties to implement policy changes around the world.
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