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Project Everyone was founded by Richard Curtis, filmmaker and founder of Comic Relief. This is why...

The United Nations have launched The Global Goals for sustainable development, a series of ambitious targets to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice & fix climate change for everyone by 2030.

If the goals are met, they ensure the health, safety and future of the planet for everyone on it. And their best chance of being met is if everyone on the planet is aware of them.

So the simple but mighty ambition of Project Everyone - is to share the global goals with all 7 billion people on this planet.

www.globalgoals.org

How we have started to Tell Everyone

With the historic signing of the Global Goals, Project Everyone continues to make the goals famous and spread news of this to-do list for the planet to all 7 billion people who call earth home. These are some of the achievements so far:

  • 500 million children reached with the Worlds Largest Lesson thanks to commitments from Ministries of Education in 103 Countries

  • Mobile operators text almost one billion people about the goals and spread the word to 5.2 billion customers

  • 60,000 people attended the Global Citizen Festival including;
    First Lady Michelle Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bono, Bill and Melinda Gates and Malala Yousafzai. The concert was headlined by Beyoncé and Coldplay and watched on TV in 26 countries 

  • 1.3 million people sharing on social media with #globalgoals trending across the world thanks to the support of 20 of the world’s top websites, Prime Minister David Cameron, Hillary Clinton, Jennifer Lopez, Ashton Kutcher, 1D, David and Victoria Beckham and many more 

  • Countless people joined a star studded line-up in the crowdsourced film 'We The People’ - contributed to by Stephen Hawking, Daniel Craig, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Colin Firth, Stevie Wonder, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan and many more.  

  • The World’s First Global Cinema Ad produced by Aardman and voiced by Liam Neeson and Michelle Rodriguez premiered globally in cinemas across 34 countries through SAWA.

  • Over 250 million people engaged via Radio Everyone in 75 countries with 600 radio partners 

  • ‘Invisible man’ artist Liu Bolin created a new piece of artwork by camouflaging himself in front of 193 UN countries’ flags  

  • 140,000 Posterscope sites across the world spreading news of the global goals  

World’s Greatest Team

Radio Everyone

Radio Everyone was at the forefront of Project Everyone’s activity in the 7days after the goals were launched. It used radio’s unique position as the most accessible medium to tell everyone about the Global Goals across the world.

Radio Everyone content was hosted by the world’s most famous musicians, cultural leaders and communicators, who created brilliant and unique programming for over 600 radio partners. You can now listen to all of the shows we made on demand at

TV

Beyonce, Cold Play, Pearl Jam and Ed Sheeran delighted a 60,000 strong crowd at The Global Citizen festival held in Central Park. The festival was broadcast around the world to over 26 countries.

Click here to view the festival highlights

The Digital World

The Global Goals campaign launched around the world in multiple languages and countries across many powerful platforms. Digital companies who added their home-pages and support included: Google, YouTube, MSN, Wikipedia, Facebook, Bing, Yahoo, Skype, Twitter, Huffington Post, Baidu, VICE, Wikia, Comcast, WeTransfer, LinkedIn, Sina Weibo, Youku and Tencent, Salesforce Foundation.

The Mobile Operators

32 Mobile Operators representing 140 Telecoms companies sent an incredible 925 million text messages telling everyone in over 166 countries across the world.

Click here to see more.

Brands

Brands all over the world got involved through telling their work-forces and by letting their customers know about the global goals.

“Success with the Global Goals will literally transform millions of people’s lives on this earth. They have to succeed. Project Everyone will make sure the world knows about them”
Richard Branson - Virgin Group
"The world has never before been united by a set of global goals. Aviva believes in making things better for the next generation, so helping the goals stand the greatest chance of success is something we are very proud to be part of."
Mark Wilson - Group CEO Aviva plc

United Nations and Civil Society Networks

The UN agencies, community and civil society organisations used their platforms and tell over 1 billion people with news of the Global Goals.

World's Largest Lesson

500 million children have so far been reached with the World's Largest Lesson thanks to commitments from Ministries of Education in 103 countries

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Global Cinema Ad

SAWA, THE Global Cinema Advertising Association, is a founding parter of Project Everyone. Creating the first ever global Cinema Advertising campaign. The ad made by Sir John Hegarty, BBH London, was launched at Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity 2015. It then appeared on the big screen across the globe. From China to the UK and India to the USA this Global campaign reached millions of cinema goers with huge box office results.

Click here to see it

A Prayer for Everyone

Everyone from every faith, every walk of life, everywhere, was invited to take part in Prayer for Everyone as a way of sharing the Goals with their faith community and their friends.

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Gaming

We are working with games studios, publishers and platforms to get the Goals to millions of people who play games

Find out more and join

The End Goal

In just 7 days after the goals were announced we’re halfway towards achieving the ambitious goal of telling everyone in the world about the UN Global Goals. Knowledge is power and country by country people are starting to find out about the plan their politicians have made. We all need to know what our rights are in order to claim them.

This simple idea of 'telling everyone’ about the goals means that we can now begin to hold our politicians to account in addressing the 17 core issues brought to the world's attention at the Sustainable Development Summit on 25th September. Their final aim will be to make us the first generation to end extreme poverty, the most determined generation to end inequality and injustice and the last generation to be threatened by climate change.”

I hope we can now continue to spread the message of the goals to everyone to help make them a reality by 2030. And work towards an annual day where everyone will be encouraged to focus on the Goals, the progress made so far and what needs to be addressed in the years and years ahead to achieve their final goal.

Please join us in anyway you can

-Richard Curtis

Our partners in this mighty plan

The Global Goals campaign would not be possible without the enlightened and generous support of our partners, and we would like to thank:

Founding Partners

Official Partners

Delivery Partners

NGO's & Foundations

Who

Richard Curtis

Film writer and director Read Bio

Kate Garvey

Co-founder Read Bio

Gail Gallie

Co-founder Read Bio

Amanda Mackenzie

Executive Advisor Read Bio

Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis is a film writer and director, responsible for films such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Mr Bean, Love Actually, The Boat That Rocked, About Time and most recently Trash and Esio Trot.

In the other half of Richard’s life he is co-founder and vice-chair of Comic Relief, which he started after visiting Ethiopia during the 1985 famine. He has co-produced the 14 live nights for the BBC since 1988 and the charity has made over £1 Billion for projects in Africa and the UK during that time. In 2015, he will bring the massively successful Red Nose Day to the United States with NBC.

Richard was a founding member of Make Poverty History and worked both on that campaign and on Live 8 in 2005. As part of his contribution to the MPH campaign he wrote The Girl In The Cafe for HBO and the BBC - a television drama based around the G8 summit, which won 3 Emmys. In 2012, Phillip Noyce directed Richard’s TV movie “Mary and Martha”, a film about two mothers losing their sons to malaria. It has been shown in 50 countries around the world and used as a campaigning tool by many organisations committed to ending malaria.

Kate Garvey

Kate is a strategic communications and campaigns consultant specialising in promoting global campaigns and issues. Clients and campaigns have included Google; the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; Product (RED); Live Earth; The Global Fund; UNHCR; the Maternal Mortality campaign; Make Poverty History and the Live 8 concerts. Her career began in politics where, from 1997 until 2005, she worked for Tony Blair at 10 Downing Street in the Prime Minister's Private Office and played an integral role in 3 successful election victories. Kate was also a director at Freud Communications.

Gail Gallie

Gail Gallie is a business leader with a strong sense of social purpose.

Gail’s background is in marketing and advertising. She has worked for both advertisers and agencies, in the public and private sectors.

Gail started her career working for ad agencies, helping to create campaigns for a variety of clients including P&G, the Ministry of Sound, and the Labour Party. She then took a role in marketing at the BBC and over the next eight years was responsible for the strategy and delivery of many major projects, including the launches of CBeebies and BBC Three.

On leaving the BBC Gail co-founded the strategic communications consultancy GaillieGodfrey, delivering corporate campaigns and brand strategy to a mixture of commercial and philanthropic clients, including Sony Music, the Camden Roundhouse, and the Millennium Cities Initiative. During this period Gail also worked as a freelance consultant for Comic Relief.

In 2010 Gail was appointed CEO of the ad agency Fallon, part of the Publicis Group, delivering campaigns for clients including Cadbury, Eurostar and Skoda.

Amanda Mackenzie

Amanda was a member of Aviva's Group Executive for 7 years and joined Aviva to oversee the rebrand from Norwich Union and to set up a global marketing and communications function.

Amanda has a BSc in Psychology from the University of London, is a graduate of the Insead Advanced Management Programme, a Life Fellow of the RSA and Fellow and past President of the Marketing Society. Amanda has over 25 years of commercial experience, including director roles at British Airways Airmiles, BT and British Gas. She is also a non-executive director of Mothercare Plc. and sits on the audit committee.

She has been on the board of the National Youth Orchestra for 8 years. Amanda is a member of Lord Davies steering group to increase the number of women on boards.

Amanda was awarded an OBE in the 2014 New Year Honours List for services to marketing.

Amanda has joined the Project Everyone team on a 2 year secondment from Aviva.