Ignite your passion for doing good

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal set of 17 goals created by the United Nations. These goals act as an urgent call to action for countries to help end global poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by the end of 2030. Each of our five WE Villages Pillars of Impact tie into at least one SDG, which means that when you take action for any of our service-learning campaigns or fundraising initiatives, you are joining the rest of the world in working toward a sustainable future.


Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Development Goals
1. No poverty
1. No poverty
2. Zero hunger
2. Zero hunger
3. Good health and well-being
3. Good health and well-being
4. Quality Education
4. Quality Education
5. Gender Equality
5. Gender Equality
6. Clean water and sanitation
6. Clean water and sanitation
7. Affordable and clean energy
7. Affordable and clean energy
8. Decent work and economic growth
8. Decent work and economic growth
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
10. Reduced inequalities
10. Reduced inequalities
11. Sustainable cities and communities
11. Sustainable cities and communities
12. Responsible consumption and production
12. Responsible consumption and production
13. Climate action
13. Climate action
14. Life below water
14. Life below water
15. Life on land
15. Life on land
16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
17. Partnerships for the goals
17. Partnerships for the goals

Education Pillar star
Education Pillar star

Education Pillar

Aligns with SDG 4. Ensures inclusive and equitable quality education and promotes lifelong learning opportunities for all. 4.3 million youth are engaged in WE Schools programming globally.

Water Pillar water droplet
Water Pillar water droplet

Water Pillar

Aligns with SDG 6. Ensures availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Over 200,000 people participated in WE Walk for Water in 2019.

Health Pillar heart
Health Pillar heart

Health Pillar

Aligns with SDG 3. Ensures healthy lives and promotes well-being for all at all ages.

Food Pillar leaf
Food Pillar leaf

Food Pillar

Aligns with SDG 2. Aims to end hunger by achieving food security, improved nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture. WE Schools supplied 15,163,433 meals through food collected by participants during the 2018/2019 school year.

Opportunity Pillar key
Opportunity Pillar key

Opportunity Pillar

Aligns with SDG 8. Promotes sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all. WE Schools supported this pillar by volunteering, in fact, over 10,580,243 hours were logged by WE Schools participants globally during the 2018/2019 school year.


Book the WE Lead for Change speaking tour for your school

In partnership with Unilever, WE is excited to once again offer the WE Lead for Change speaking tour to schools. We’re thrilled to bring this free speaking engagement to young change-makers, where it will support them in exploring their skills and learning how they can become agents of change within their local and global communities.

Click on the link below to request a session.


Unilever and WE

Unilever and WE are empowering youth to take action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, to help end global poverty and ensure everyone can thrive today and tomorrow. Unilever supports the UN SDGs through its Sustainable Living Plan, and through initiatives such as WE Lead for Change Speaking Tour and innovative Track Your Impact campaigns with brands like Lipton, Wall’s and Seventh Generation.

An initiative of WE | Made possible by Unilever
An initiative of WE | Made possible by Unilever