Protectors of Progress


From achieving zero hunger to protecting life on land, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer a roadmap toward a more prosperous, peaceful, and healthier future for all. While the world is taking action on the SDGs, we must move faster — 2019 is a pivotal year for advancing global progress.That’s why we’re highlighting the stories of everyday individuals across the globe who are stepping up in their communities to help realize the promise of the SDGs. Meet the Protectors of Progress below, and share their inspiring stories with your networks.



Taking her call for climate justice to the UN

For indigenous people like Ruth Miller, climate change is not only real—it’s affecting their lands and way of life.  Read more.


Felisa may be small, but her voice is mighty.

She’s met with members and staffers of Congress more than 200 times to defend funding for global vaccines.  Read more.


Standing up for girls’ education from Oregon to Capitol Hill

This high school student and self-proclaimed “huge nerd,” from Hood River, Oregon, is by all accounts a rockstar advocate for gender equality and education.  Read more.