UN Sustainable Development Goals & Our Countries

Choose a goal. Identify a country. Enter a proposal. Be a changemaker.

In 2015, countries of the United Nations set the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Global Goals) “to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.” AFS-USA has aligned the Project: Change scholarship competition with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to amplify, and encourage action toward, its ambitious vision for a sustainable, peaceful world.

UN Sustainable Development Goals & Our Countries

To apply for the scholarship, submit a project proposal idea that works on SDGs in one of the countries available. Click on a goal or country to start learning and brainstorming for your Project: Change proposal idea.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

End poverty in all its forms everywhere End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Reduce inequality within and among countries Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development Sustainable Development Goals

AFS Project: Change Countries

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To develop a Project: Change scholarship proposal, click on a country to learn more about it and start imagining new ways to reach the Sustainable Development Goals there. Every Sustainable Development Goal applies to every country in the world, but only these specific countries in the AFS Global Prep network are available for Project: Change proposals.

Focus on: Argentina Focus on: Brazil Focus on: Colombia Focus on: China Focus on: Egypt Focus on: Ghana Focus on: Hungary Focus on: Kenya

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