In September 2015, the 193 countries of The United Nations launched The Global Goals of Sustainable Development, a commitment to achieve three extraordinary things in the next fifteen years: end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice and fix climate change.
In order to get this done, 17 Goals have been set.
In April 2015, I was asked by organization Reading with Pictures to join their initiative Comics Uniting Nations, which aims to spread the word about the 17 Goals in the form of comics.
It was a pleasure to work on this, and it came at a perfect moment for me, right after finishing my new graphic novel World Domination: a Discovery in Comics, which deals with many of the same themes of getting the planet in order again.
Here is the result – I invite everyone to use these comics and spread them around, especially teachers. For easy use, at the bottom I have included a link to a powerpoint that can be shown in classrooms and beyond.
Enjoy and spread the word!
Goal 1: No Poverty
Goal 2: Zero Hunger
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 5: Gender Equality
Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Goal 13: Climate Action
Goal 14: Life Below Water
Goal 15: Life on Land
Goal 16: Peace and Justice
Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals
These comics were made to be freely distributed.
Margreet de Heer reserves the right to be identified as the creator of these comics and its characters.