The Global Goals World Cup is the world's first five-a-side World Cup for the Global Goals. Each team consists of 6-8 dedicated women who want to help push progress towards the 17 UN Sustainable development goals while having a blast playing football. Anyone can enter! Get your friends, colleagues, study group or team mates, and join the community of Global Goals World Cup alumni and supporters who already count over 1000 women from five continents. Share ideas and be inspired on how to take action for the world we want.
A Dream becomes reality The idea of a tournament in the UAE was first born in 2016 at the Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York. Now it is becoming a reality thanks to our strong local and global partners. This time, Eir Soccer is teaming up with the Dubai-headquartered sustainability knowledge center Sustainable Mindz,
GGWCup Bangkok was our fifth tournament on four continent in 17 months! It has been an eventful year. But one thing is clear to us: We are just getting started! And it is not the last time we will be playing for the Global Goals in this city.
Best of luck tomorrow to our fantastisk GGWCup Bangkok teams.
We can't wait to see them in action! The teams represent a multitude of nationalities, professions and backgrounds. But they share a passion for making the World better. The order or the team photos is not random. Teams are ordered by their Action Score,
The teams are lining up, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau a.k.a The Kingslayer in HBO series Game of Thrones is flying in for his other role as GGWCup referee and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, tickets are almost sold out and the excitement is building ahead of the tournament in Bangkok.
Artist and activist Annie Lennox and Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will be the ones to announce the last two players on the SDG 5 (Gender Equality) Dream Team ahead of the 2nd Global Goals, five - a – side soccer World Cup Final.
Today (Sept 18th) Annie Lennox announces her choice of player: Muzoon Almellehan, a Syrian refugee and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Meet Team Saturday Night Lights. Playing for goal # 10: Reduced Inequalities
The times when teens or at-risk youths are most likely to get involved with crime is on the weekends. These soccer programs therefore run every Friday and Saturday evenings, turning on lights in gyms and soccer fields at times they are ordinarily closed. Hence their name: “Saturday Night Lights.”
Where: Brooklyn Expo Center 72 Noble Street, Brooklyn. Entrance between Franklin and West. (few blocks from transmitter park) When: Tuesday September 19th. 3.30 pm - 10:00 pm Media Zone from 3.30 at the Expo Center.
Can a young shy girl from a small village in South Africa become an outspoken champion of girl's rights? You "BET SHE CAN!" -This is the name of the organisation that this next SDG 5 Dream Team player founded to create a network of support and mentorship for young women in her home country.
Imagine growing up watching your brother or father juggle a ball for hours in the backyard, but when it’s game day, you aren’t allowed to watch him play in the stadium. You can only see him play on TV or hear from others about that time he scored that amazing goal or made a tackle that saved the game. This is unfortunately the reality of daughters, sisters, wives and mothers today in certain countries where gender equality is not enforced.
When you think of education, an image of a classroom with a group of students sitting at desks most likely comes to mind. The truth is, education comes in many forms – and isn’t just restricted by the premises of a classroom. Meyers FC believes that education means providing individuals with the proper resources to get desired opportunities in life. Naturally, they will be playing for GOAL #4: Quality Education.
NEXT GENERATION TEAM Team SHE’S WORTH MORE is made up of soccer girls from Weston High School in Fairfield County, supporting Save the Children and playing for GOAL #5: gender equality. They stand up for the rights of the Girl Child.
Meet Team Feminist Camp. They will be bringing the organization’s mission to Global Goals World Cup, playing for GOAL #5: Gender Equality. "A lot of people say they’re feminist but haven’t paused to find a way to make it more specific to their lives.” Says Founder and team captain Amy Richards
It is so easy to be discouraged and think: "It will not make a difference what I do. I am just one person" But, at the Global Goals World Cup, you are not alone. You have your team! Why shouldn't the women you work, study, play and sweat with be the women you change the world with?
Meet Team ASK For Choice a group of former college athletes from Harvard and Columbia University. They will unite with their former rivals on the soccer field, to bring their mission to Global Goals World Cup, playing for GOAL #5: Gender Equality.
Mobilizing for the Global Goals Sport is probably the single most universal source of mobilization in the world. All over the planet, across time zones, religions, social class and ethnic divides, people will gather around TV sets and devices to experience the big moments in sport in real time. We will hold our breath, feel our hearts pound, jump out of our seats and roar! In one, huge, collective human movement. –Pretty amazing when you think about it...
Giving voice to the struggle of the people of Dominica People in the Commonwealth of Dominica are living in fear of natural disasters, which is why Team Climate Reality will be playing for GOAL #13, Climate action, at Global Goals World Cup.
Meet Team BIG FC “As architects, designers and facilitators of the built environment, it is not only our possibility, but even our responsibility to change the surface of the planet for the better – and to make our physical world a bit more like our dreams, or our fantasies,”
There is much evidence to support, that design shapes our way of thinking and vice versa. If we are going to rise to the challenge that we have given ourselves: To reach the 17 Global Goals (UN SDG's) by 2030, we desperately need to activate all the creative and innovative powers of humanity!
What: Sport meets advocacy in this highly entertaining Street Soccer event: 24 teams of inspiring women from 5 continents compete to win the Five-a-Side Global Goals World Cup trophy. To qualify, each team has led a campaign of advocacy and action for their favourite UN Global Goal, and they compete by a unique set of rules that decides games based on action, mobilization, style and soccer skills. Celebrity referees, DJ’s and high level addresses are mixed in with the fast paced games.
We are proud to announce the next GGWCup Tournament will kick off in Bangkok on September 30th. The event will be hosted by the NIST International School in partnership with Chelsea Foundation and UNDP. Once again, our amazing honorary referee Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will be making sure that everyone plays fair.
While specific goals like zero hunger or quality education target issues that many countries face, radical change would still be impossible without GOAL #17: Partnership for the Goals. SDGChangemakers is a team coming from the Tri-State Area (New York, Connecticut and New Jersey) to represent the importance of this initiative.
We are so excited to present the teams who have qualified to play in the GGWCup New York. Over 150 amazing ladies are lining up to play for the world they want on Septemer 19th. Read more to find out who the teams are, and what goal they play for.
Team Sauce is playing for goal #6: Clean Water and Sanitation. Drinking water is often taken for granted and Team Sauce is coming to New York to remind us that clean water is still denied to many parts of the world.
Mamas United, representing Maternity Foundation, will be competing in Global Goals World Cup in New York. They are playing for the UN Global Goal #3: Health and Wellbeing and they also competed in GGWCup in Kenya in March.