Samsung Electronics and Galaxy community generate over USD 10M to address global challenges

Samsung Electronics and Galaxy community generate over USD 10M to address global challenges

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Samsung Electronics today announced that the company has reached an important milestone in its journey to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or the Global Goals, with a contribution of more than USD10 million to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). .

The funds were generated through the Samsung Global Goals application and will help UNDP promote resilience and accelerate progress around the world.

Established by the United Nations in 2015, the Global Goals provide a shared blueprint of ambitious milestones for a more just, fair and sustainable world by 2030.

The 17 global goals promote cooperation and collective action to address inequality, climate change, ecosystem degradation, education and other pressing global challenges.

Samsung began delivering innovative solutions in support of the Global Goals and in 2019 partnered with UNDP to launch the Samsung Global Goals app.

The company’s global Galaxy community has since joined the movement, using the app as a simple yet meaningful tool to make a difference in their daily lives.

“At Samsung, we know 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 at Samsung Electronics. “Through our partnership with UNDP and the Samsung Global Goals app, the Galaxy community has been instrumental in advancing the Global Goals. We want to express our gratitude to our users who made this incredible milestone possible.”

Actions taken with the Samsung Global Goals app support UNDP’s impactful work. This includes meaningfully engaging youth to achieve the SDGs.

UNDP implements policies, promotes programs, promotes youth initiatives in more than 100 countries and supports more than 900 youth partnerships.

“As we approach the halfway point of the 2030 deadline, this coming year is crucial in our quest to advance the global goals,” said UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner. “While the world has faced recent setbacks, we are energized by the progress made through this partnership. Together with Samsung, we must revive our joint efforts to achieve the goals and inspire the next generation to act with us.”

The Samsung Global Goals app is installed on nearly 300 million Galaxy devices worldwide, including smartphones, tablets and smartwatches. Through the app, Samsung raises awareness for the global goals, while also empowering users to take small actions that add up to big change.

The Samsung Global Goals app allows users to donate directly, use wallpapers to increase ad earnings or generate funding by watching ads in the app. To maximize impact, Samsung matches all returns through in-app advertising.

Since launching the Samsung Global Goals app in 2019, Samsung has expanded its partnership with UNDP with Generation17, an initiative that elevates the voices of 14 young leaders who are making meaningful impact in their communities around the world. The Generation17 Young Leaders play an essential role in inspiring people to make an impact for the Global Goals.

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