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What Do You Think Humanity’s Main Goal Should Be?

Posted on 27 September 2015 by Andrei

I invite you to visit when you get a chance to, where humanity’s top 17 goals for the next 15 years are illustrated. And don’t just limit yourself to spending 5 seconds on the homepage: at the very least pick your favorite goal, click on it and read a bit more.

Some of the goals may seem childishly optimistic at first, especially if you don’t click on them and read the details.

After you do a bit of reading though, I’m sure you’ll come to the conclusion that they’re well within reach but only if humanity makes them a priority.

This means, for example, taking a few minutes of your time to share these goals and tell others about I’m spreading the word through my blog today but if you don’t have a blog, it doesn’t mean you don’t have a voice. Maybe you have a facebook account, perhaps you’re active on twitter and so on. Everyone has a voice.

I invite you to do the following, just two simple steps:

1) Pick a goal

2) Tell others about it and mention

Despite the global financial crisis and what not, there has been remarkable progress with a lot of these goals.

But to take things to the next level, we have to start by… well, by giving a f*** to be blunt, most people still don’t.

Most people will read this post and leave it at that.

Please, don’t be one of them.

A tweet here, a facebook post there… it makes more of a difference than you realize.

As Rick used to say, planting a seed is far more important than meets the eye.

Let’s do just that.

I’ll start, here’s my favorite goal along with further details:

I’ve chosen Goal 1: No Poverty


  • By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day 1.2.
  • By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions.
  • Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable.
  • By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of 13 property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance.
  • By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters.
  • Ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions.
  • Create sound policy frameworks at the national, regional and international levels, based on pro-poor and gender-sensitive development strategies, to support accelerated investment in poverty eradication actions

As this graph illustrates, we’re on the right track.

I’d like to thank Hank Green because his video got me to get off my butt (well, I’m actually sitting down but you get the point) and actually do something. I invite you to do the same 🙂

2 Comments For This Post

  1. MarijuanaGuy Says:

    Most if not all of the world problems are cause by greed, corruption and incompetent government.
    Just look at the dysfunctional politicians here , left alone the dickering of the Republican party- the power grab is on.

  2. mik Says:

    Well if doing away with poverty is a goal how about helping me out of austerity and start with the cause buy some of my domains! This is no joke !