Written by: Kimberly White 

Samsung and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have teamed up to launch a new mobile app focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UNDP and Samsung announced their partnership and unveiled the Global Goals app at Samsung’s Unpacked event in Brooklyn on August 7th. Through the application, Samsung aims to increase awareness of the SDGs and raise money to support the UNDP’s work. 

The Global Goals app defines each of the 17 SDGs and provides various facts and statistics related to each one. The app will also show Galaxy users how they can work towards achieving the SDGs through their actions. 

Additionally, Samsung’s latest app provides users with a way to donate and support individual goals. Users can give directly or earn money through in-app advertisements. 

“Now more than ever, we have the potential to use the power of technology to address the world’s most pressing challenges.Our partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will provide Galaxy users with easy, impactful ways to learn about the Global Goals and support the causes important to them so we can collectively make a difference,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics. 

The Global Goals application will be available for free on Samsung Galaxy smartphones in 19 different languages. Future smartphones will have the app preinstalled. 

“This partnership with UNDP and Samsung will not only harness technological innovation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, but will mobilize the next generation of global citizens to take action and achieve the goals together,” says Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator. “Only with a joint effort by everyone – private sector, civil society, and people across the world – can we truly have impact and change the world for the better.”

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