Season 1

Building Trust in an Era of Uncertainty

From curbing climate change to reducing inequality, the Sustainable Development Goals require cooperation beyond anything the world has ever achieved before. This necessary coordinated effect makes the goals out of reach unless peoples and countries work together. But how is that possible in an era of distrust? Global GoalsCast examines trust as it is, as…

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Davos GoalsCast 2018

Jimmy Wales and Richard Edelman talk to Edie Lush and Claudia Romo Edelman about the globalism vs nationalism debate at Davos and how it shapes prospects for achieving the Global Goals. Leaders from countries as different as India, Canada and France said the global economic system isn’t working. Fix the roof while the sun is…

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Journey Across Antarctica: the Swans and Climate Change

The interior of the Antarctic is among the most inhospitable places on the planet. The air is fierce, thin (10,000 feet) and lethally cold. Thirty years ago, Robert Swan walked across this icy desert to the South Pole. He tried again, departing November 2017, this time with his twenty-three-year-old son, Barney. Their goal was to…

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Want to change the world? Educate girls

Want to change the world? Educate Girls. Education is the “key” and “the foundation” to improving the world, according to the United Nations. Episode 2 of Global GoalsCast explores the power of education, particularly educating girls. “Keeping girls in school makes a huge difference,” says co-host Edie Lush. “This is probably the single most powerful…

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The World is on the Move

“Migrants are the ultimate agent of development,” William Lacy Swing, head of the International Office for Migration, says in this episode of Global GoalsCast.  Indeed, 13 of the 17 Global Goals are linked to migration.  “We can’t achieve the Global Goals without encouraging people to move around,” says co-host, Edie Lush. Decisions made now about…

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Episode Zero: What are the SDGs?

Can we eliminate extreme poverty while curbing climate change? Can we have more equity and more economic growth? Put simply, can we make the world a better place for all? This isn’t just some daydream you’ve probably had. It is the direct commitment made by 193 nations when they agreed to 17 Global Goals for…

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