The United Nations has adopted Global Goals to improve individual lives and collective aspirations of humanity. On September 23, 2015, all 193 member states agreed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals featuring 17 goals that cover economic, social and cultural rights, fair economy, climate justice, and human rights as well as peace. ‘

The Global Goals offer an opportunity for us to organize together to realize human rights for all in Hawai’i.

During 2017, the Hawai’i Institute for Human Rights reviewed all of the websites of HANO members representing the people of Hawai’i. For six months, it conducted research and reviewed all of the important contributions HANO members make to a culture of compassion and social consciousness in Hawai’i–and identified which Global Goals match with HANO member organization missions and how they contribute to sustainable development movement in Hawai’i. We hope your nonprofit will join our collective efforts to gather, exchange and network to advance human rights and improve the quality of daily life in Hawai’i and beyond to contribute to the global community.

How can you participate in this initiative?

  1. Learn more by reviewing this website which simplifies and shares the core content of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  2. If you’re a HANO member, visit the Hawai’i website to see how your mission work aligns with the SDG’s. (Note: If you’re a new HANO member and don’t see yourself on the website but would like to, please let us know.)
  3. Help to commemorate Human Rights Day at the Hawai’i State Capitol on March 9, 2018. Tables will be set up around the second floor balcony of the state capitol. Contact Joshua at to participate. As one of the most popular features of Human Rights Day, the tables provide the opportunity for your nonprofit to:
    • share your aspirations and specific interest in legislation this session with fellow citizens and elected officials
    • network with fellow advocates sharing common concerns and strategize together on ways to shape public policy
    • participate in the Career Fair for the Common Good and share volunteer and employment opportunities with students and community members (university service learning and political science programs are informed about this one day event)

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