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The U.N. Global Goals, As Told By Emojis

The United Nations convened at a meeting Friday to approve 17 Sustainable Development Goals aimed at eradicating poverty, combating climate change and tackling other critical issues.

The U.N. hopes to publicize its agenda and get governments and everyday people around the world on board with these targets.  

If 17 goals seems like a lot to take in, HuffPost Impact is here to help. Here's a handy guide to every SDG, through the universal language of emoji.

 

By , the U.N. hopes to accomplish the following:

 

1. NO POVERTY

   

Eradicating poverty, which is currently defined as people living on less than $1.25 a day, in all forms everywhere.

 

2. ZERO HUNGER

Eliminating hunger by increasing agricultural production and providing foods that are rich in nutrients.

 

3. GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Supporting programs focused on wellness, exercise and mental health to promote healthy, long lives.


4. QUALITY EDUCATION

Providing equal education opportunities to both boys and girls by creating safe and inclusive learning environments.

 

5. GENDER EQUALITY
 

Ending all forms of gender discrimination to empower women to assume an equal role in every aspect of society.

 

6. CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION

Providing global access to clean and affordable drinking water by reducing pollution and improving water resource management.

 

7. AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY

Ensuring access to reliable, renewable and up-to-date energy services.


8. DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Creating equal and decent employment opportunities that increase economic growth.


9. INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Developing strong infrastructures to support industrial and economic growth.

 

10. REDUCED INEQUALITIES

Reduce inequality both within and between countries by increasing regulation, encouraging equal opportunity and facilitating migration.

 

11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

Designing inclusive and safe communities by creating affordable and sustainable housing and transportation.

 

12. RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

 

Ensuring sustainable consumption through recycling and resource management.

 

13. CLIMATE ACTION

Combatting and raising awareness for climate change on a local and global level.

 

14. LIFE BELOW WATER

 

Conserving the oceans, seas and marine wildlife to promote sustainable development.

 

15. LIFE ON LAND

Protecting natural habitats and forests, combating desertification and preserving biodiversity.

 

16. PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS

Promoting peaceful and inclusive societies by actively combating violence, human trafficking and corruption.

 

17. PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GLOBAL GOALS

Strengthening international ties to implement policy changes around the world.

 

 

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