Global Goals

UNA Chicago

UNA-Chicago’s Global Goals Ambassador program offers individuals a fun and unique opportunity to support the Sustainable Development Goals by serving as local experts on and ambassadors for their chosen Goal.  Each Goal will ideally have a team of 1-3 Ambassadors charged with educating themselves on each Goal and mobilizing others to take action on their Goal through additional education, outreach, and advocacy efforts.

 For more information on how to become a Global Goals Ambassador, please contact Farah Eck.

What are the Global Goals

Read more about each of the 17 Global Goals to learn why they are so important and how we can meet them by 2030.
Within the 17 Global Goals there are 169 specific ‘targets’ which explain in more detail what the world could look like by 2030 if the Goals are achieved. Take a look at these data visualizations to see what progress has already been made, and what still needs to be done ahead of the 2030 deadline.

Take Action

Join the movement to make the Global Goals for sustainable development a reality. We believe the Goals are only going to be completed if we can make them famous. Join in on the conversation across social networks using the #GlobalGoals hashtag and tell our world leaders that this is what we want.
Want to advocate for a particular Global Goal and inspire change locally and internationally? Sign up to be a Global Goals Ambassador with UNA Chicago!

Goal 1- Zero Poverty

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Goal 2- Zero Hunger

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Goal 3- Good Health and Well Being: Emily Ott

Emily received a MSc in Health Promotion where her work focused on examining the characteristics
of existing physical activity and screen-viewing policies within childcare centers across Canada.
Currently, she works in the OB/GYN Department at the University of Chicago Medical Center as a Research Specialist. In this position, Emily works on multiple research projects related to reproductive and sexual health policy and education, with a focus on decreasing reproductive health disparities for under-served
populations. She is very passionate about public health and is eager to continue to become involved in opportunities within this field.

Goal 4- Quality Education: Tracey Crowley

Tracy is an instructional leader in education with a passion for global education, deep student engagement, student directed learning, and innovative instructional practices. This is her 20th year in education. Tracy is also a writer and co-editor of Good Education, a photographer, speaker, and avid traveler. Representing the United Nations Association Chicago Chapter as the Global Goals ambassador for Goal 4: Quality Education is her next step to making a difference in Chicago and in the world.

Goal 5- Gender Equality

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Goal 6- Clean Water and Sanitation

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Goal 7- Affordable and Clean Energy

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Goal 8- Decent Work and Economic Growth

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Goal 9- Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

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Goal 10- Reduced Inequalites

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Goal 11- Sustainable Cities and Communities

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Goal 12- Responsible Production and Consumption

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Goal 13-Climate Action: Charlie Gunn

Charlie been a avid environmentalist since high school when he was in the Ecology Club and supported the Glencoe Recycling Center. His favorite hobby was nature photography and his college major was environmental science. His first job was managing community recycling centers in Chicago and he went on to become a library/media/computer teacher in Chicago Public Schools integrating environmental protection and global care whenever possible. Charlie is an annual member of 40 pro environment organizations. Ban Ki-moon said, “Climate change is, simply, the greatest collective challenge we face as a human family.”

Goal 14- Life Below Water

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Goal 15- Life on Land

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Goal 16- Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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Goal 17- Partnerships for the Goals: Cecilla Torres

Cecilia is a public policy professional with extensive knowledge of Federal Compliance regulation in higher education and a diverse volunteer portfolio which includes translation for the Food Banking Network, mentoring youth at Chicago Lights, and advocating for children and women worldwide in her role as team leader of UNICEF UNITE, where she helps channel the efforts to build relationships with legislators to advance the mission of UNICEF USA.
She earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Masters degree in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University.

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Alyssa Rickman is a Health Promotion Coordinator who works with university students and community members to help them discover how their personal goals and social privileges can help them connect with and influence the people around them. Alyssa believes that our individual success is intricately tied to those in our community, and that true prosperity comes when all people of every race and ethnicity are given equal access to opportunity. Alyssa has worked locally and globally to promote health equity in the United States, El Salvador, and Guatemala. Alyssa is trained in peer education, nutrition curriculum development, sexual and relationship violence prevention, and is DePaul University’s 2018 Supervisor of the Year. Alyssa holds a MS in international public service and MA in public health from DePaul University.