In September 2017, the first ever Goalkeepers event took place in New York and was streamed live across the world. The event, hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, brought together a generation of determined thinkers, doers and givers, sharing their work and their ideas to help hit the ambitious Global Goals targets by 2030.
Across two days, we heard speakers including President Obama, Bill and Melinda Gates, Prime Minister Trudeau, will.i.am, Malala, Stephen Fry, George The Poet and Queen Rania telling stories, revealing solutions, highlighting champions, both famous and unknown, and announcing a set of unique accelerators that will save and change lives around the world.
Why are we doing this?
"Armed with an understanding of how many challenges humanity has overcome so far, you’re inspired to do whatever you can to help solve today’s problems and prevent tomorrow's."
– Bill Gates
Extreme poverty has been cut in half, millions of children’s lives have been saved and people are living longer and healthier lives than ever before.
Watch the film below to see more about the progress that has been made over the past few decades, and the challenges that can be addressed if we successfully achieve the Global Goals.
It is vital that this momentum doesn’t stop. We are at a critical time, where brave choices need to be made if we want to achieve the Global Goals by 2030.