Samsung Electronics and Galaxy Community Raise Over $10 Million To Date To Help World Achieve Global Goals – Samsung Global News Bureau
Since 2019, Samsung and its users have used the Samsung Global Goals program to raise more than $10 million for the United Nations Development Program.
Samsung Electronics announced today that the company has reached an important milestone in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or Global Goals. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Created by funds Samsung Global Goals app and will help UNDP promote sustainability and accelerate progress around the world.
Established by the United Nations in 2015, the Global Goals provide a shared plan of ambitious steps for a fairer, just and sustainable world by 2030. Global Goal 17 encourages cooperation and collective action to combat inequalities, climate change, ecosystem degradation, education. and other pressing global challenges. Samsung began to provide innovative solutions to support the Global Goals, and in 2019, it partnered with UNDP to launch the Samsung Global Goals program. The company’s global Galaxy community has since joined the movement, using the app as a simple yet meaningful tool to make changes in their daily lives..
Take collective action for goals
“At Samsung, we know that technology plays a critical role in solving some of the biggest challenges facing the world today,” said TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Experience Business, Samsung Electronics. “Thanks to our partnership with UNDP and the Samsung Global Goals program, the Galaxy community has played an important role in promoting the Global Goals. We want to thank our users for making this amazing milestone possible.
Actions taken in the Samsung Global Goals program support the effective work of UNDP. This includes engaging meaningful youth to achieve the SDGs. UNDP implements policy, develops programs, supports youth initiatives and supports more than 900 youth partnerships in more than 100 countries.
“As we approach the midpoint of the 2030 deadline, this coming year is critical in our quest to achieve the global goals,” said Achim Steiner, Administrator of the UNDP. “As the world sees recent failures, we are energized by the progress made through this partnership. Together with Samsung, we must strengthen our joint efforts to achieve the Goals and inspire the next generation to move with us.
Expand our reach
The Samsung Global Goals app is installed on nearly 300 million Galaxy devices worldwide, including smartphones, tablets and smartwatches. Through the app, Samsung is raising awareness of global goals while empowering users to take small actions that mean big change. The Samsung Global Goals app allows users to donate directly, use wallpapers to increase ad revenue, or earn funds by viewing in-app ads. To maximize impact, Samsung aligns all profits through in-app advertising.1
Since launching the Samsung Global Goals program in 2019, Samsung has expanded its cooperation with UNDP. Generation 17, an initiative that elevates the voices of 14 young leaders who are making a meaningful impact in their communities around the world. 17th generation young leaders are playing a vital role in inspiring people to influence the Global Goals.
Samsung also strives to support global goals through its business operations. The company has aligned its corporate ESG strategy with global goals to set business priorities and report performance against targets. The company is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, an initiative that encourages companies to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies.
To learn more about the Global Goals and take action, visit the Samsung Global Goals program here: http://smsng.co/SGG-App.
Watch to see Samsung’s sustainability progress 2022 Sustainability Report.
UNDP is the leading UN organization fighting to end the injustice of poverty, inequality and climate change. Working with our extensive network of experts and partners in 170 countries, we help nations create integrated and sustainable solutions for people and planet. www.undp.org
1 Samsung has pledged to match donations with advertising revenue generated through its Global Goals app; up to $5 million per year.