In 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 ambitious goals to end poverty, fight inequality, and stop climate change by 2030. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Goalkeepers focuses on accelerating progress toward those goals, with a particular focus on Goals 1-6.
Seven years in, the world is on track to achieve almost none of the goals. But failure is not inevitable—if we collectively challenge our assumptions about how global progress is achieved.
As it stands now, we’d need to speed up the pace of our progress five times faster to meet most of our goals—and even that might be an underestimate, because some of the projections don’t yet account for the impact of the pandemic, let alone the war in Ukraine or the food crisis it kicked off in Africa.