The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals are an ambitious set of objectives established in 2015 with a target on completion in 2030.
The Goals relate to human well-being, environmental protection, access to material resources, promotion of equality, and the development of stable and just institutions among many others.
THE WHY Foundation has partnered with the UN in promoting the SDG via our film selections, as we aim to shed light on areas where the work still needs to be done in order to accomplish our shared goals by 2030
With our catalogue of over 100 films, we've managed to touch upon all 17 areas of the SDG.
WHY STORIES has specifically used each of its 7 seasons to focus on filling in the knowledge gaps on our own personal SDG wheel.
In WHY DEMOCRACY? our themes touched on goals 10. Reduced Inequalities, and 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.
In WHY POVERTY? we highlighted goals 1. No Poverty, 2. Zero Hunger, and 4. Quality Education.
WHY WOMEN? was squarely focused on goal 5. Gender Equality but also gave attention to goals 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure as well as 10. Reduced Inequalities.
Our series WHY SLAVERY? looked at modern slavery which very often overlaps with goals 1. No Poverty, 3. Good Health and Well-Being, 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth, and 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities.
WHY PLASTIC? was our first major foray into environmental films and covered goals 6. Clean Water and Sanitation, 7. Affordable and Clean Energy, 12. Responsible Consumption and Production, 13. Climate Action, 14. Life Below Water, and 15. Life on Earth.