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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) what are they, why are they important to here we are global and how can we as a community contribute to their achievement?

The Sustainable Development Goals – in short, the SDGs – are 17 goals defining the global priorities until 2030. Governments, organizations, companies and individuals can join forces around these goals to overcome some of the major social, environmental and economic challenges facing the world today.

From these 17 goals here we are global has a particular interest in contributing to:

Quality Education (Goal number 4)
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Decent work and Economic Growth (Goal number 8)
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all, and

Partnerships for the Goals (Goal number 17)
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

Develop your skills and help others develop theirs – locally and globally

Here we are is a community of professionals connected globally, but at the same time each one of us are also members of a local community. One thing that cuts across both the global and the local is our commitment to create positive impact and improve the world we live in.

Here we are global is here to advance dual career opportunities. The purpose of our global network is to enable people to use and grow their potentials as professionals and human beings. In this relation, reciprocity is essential – you receive as per your needs and you give as per your abilities. We believe that just as we all – as individuals – seek to learn and grow there is also a demand for each of us to support the learning and growth of others.

With this in mind the link between the SDGs and here we are global becomes clear. Being part of the network you get access to learning that will improve your skills, which – if that is your goal – can increase your chances of getting a job. At the same time the network also provides the opportunity for you to help others achieve their goals and aspirations. This support can be anything from two individuals helping each other to learn new skills to a local chapter supporting a social impact enterprise to here we are global providing scholarships for young people without the necessary financial means.

Get involved

Here we are global is seeking ideas, inspiration and concrete opportunities for how members can contribute to positive impact and how we can contribute to the achievement of the SDG though our collective actions.

In the coming months we will be engaging our local chapters, focal points, partners and other interested supporters in a dialogue on how contributing to the SDGs can be an integrated part of what we do as a global community.

If you are interested in contributing, please send me an email to: or engage through your local network.

Thomas Skov-Hansen is the Social Impact Focal Point for here we are global. He is also a global professional currently working for Save the Children Denmark.

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