The Global Goals of Sustainable Development

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 povertyfight 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 are free to use and spread around. You can also make use of this PowerPoint (10MB) I made for easy use in presentations. If you want a printable version or have questions about translations, feel free to contact me.

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.