International Public Service Announcements
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a newer initiative of the United Nations with 17 goals that aim to alleviate poverty and improve human health and education across the globe. The SDGs are described at https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/ and were originally called the Millennium Development Goals, adopted by the United Nations in 2000. All 193 United Nations member countries and at least 23 international organizations agreed to achieve the MDGs by the year 2015. The newest SDGs go beyond the scope of the original eight, which we have focused on to write public service announcements. The eight MDGs are:

  1. eradicating extreme poverty and hunger,
  2. achieving universal primary education,
  3. promoting gender equality and empowering women,
  4. reducing child mortality rates,
  5. improving maternal health,
  6. combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases,
  7. ensuring environmental sustainability, and
  8. developing a global partnership for development.