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Want to Save the World? Here’s How.

By Angie McPherson

August 9, 2016

There are days like today when I wish I could wave a wand and solve the world’s problems; heal those who are sick, promote peace everywhere, and help the poor. But I can’t. This isn’t Harry Potter. There’s no such thing as a magic wand. The world is more complicated than that.

Our planet is filled with challenges that are difficult to solve, and the root causes can be difficult to understand. Fortunately it’s also filled with people who care and are working to determine the best way to help those in need. They’ve given us a good starting place to help promote social good.

There is already a roadmap for how we can solve some of the world’s biggest problems, called the Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainable Development Goals are part of the United Nations’ global framework to ensure that no one is left behind. If we work together and use this map, we can help solve global issues.

Recently the UN released a report on the progress of the Sustainable Development Goals. The report outlines major challenges around the world using data from countries around the world. For example, nearly 800 million people are suffering from hunger and lack of water impacts more than 2 billion people.

UN organizations, such as the World Food Programme (WFP), are currently working to help solve for these issues. Right now the WFP is working to support families and farmers in southern Africa as that section of the world is in the middle of a devastating drought season. By supporting WFP, you are helping to feed families and fight hunger.

These issues are complicated, but they aren’t impossible to solve. With support, we can make a difference.

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If you want to learn more about how to help change the world, read the report, review the issues that matter the most to you, and help support one of the United Nations or United Nations Foundation organizations that are working to support families around the world.

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