United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Aloha+ Challenge

In 2015, the United Nations (UN) developed a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to complement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The SDGs relate to five general categories: people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership. While the SDGs provide a framework for global goals and impact, they are also designed to guide local action.

In support of this, the state of Hawaii implemented a related set of local goals for sustainable development to guide future action, embodied in the Aloha+ Challenge: He Nohona ‘Ae’oia – A Culture of Sustainability.

Volunteer Week Hawaii 2019 aims to incorporate the UN SDGs and the Aloha+ Challenge goals to encourage local, community-based action and volunteerism. We hope to link each volunteer event throughout the Week to the appropriate UN SDGs and Aloha+ Challenge goals. Involvement in local volunteerism translates to positive impact, not only on your immediate community, but also our islandwide and global communities.

Take advantage of the opportunity that Volunteer Week Hawaii 2019 provides to learn more about the connections between community volunteerism and resilience, the UN SDGs, and the Aloha+ Challenge.


The United Nations has commissioned seventeen (17) icons and the SDG logo, including the colour wheel, to graphically promote awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the Member States of the United Nations by resolution A/RES/70/1 of the General Assembly of 25 September 2015.
Graphic: https://aloha-challenge.hawaiigreengrowth.org/aloha-goals/

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