Sustainable Development Goals and Charity

The UN recognizes that in terms of development, governments cannot act alone and that civic engagement — through volunteering & philanthropy — plays an important role in creating the desired global change.

Here are a few ways that civic engagement can benefit participants and contribute to global sustainable development:

  • Raise awareness about how difficult challenges are, and push for collective action in global issues.
  • Enhance trust among diverse groups & build social capital.
  • Eliminate societal & cultural barriers and create cohesion.
  • Build resilience through community action, and enhance the sense of responsibility for one's community.