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We The People: The New Global Goals

Pope Francis's first full day in New York City began with an address to the United Nations. The head of the Catholic Church was surrounded by presidents, prime ministers, and leaders from across the world who have gathered for this week’s for the General Assembly.

Nearly 200 of those leaders have signed onto a list of 17 Global Goals to achieve over the next 15 years. The objectives include strategies end poverty, combat inequality, protect human rights, promote gender equality, protect the planet, and create conditions for sustainable growth and shared peace and prosperity.

The Takeaway is also getting involved in the fight. We've teamed up with Global Goals on their "Radio Everyone" project.  Radio Everyone allows world famous musicians, athletes, entertainers and news-makers to host compelling original shows about the biggest challenges facing the world.

Click on the audio player above to hear our special one hour program for Radio Everyone, and check out a short video about Global Goals below.

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