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GLOBAL GOALS WORLD CUP

GGWCup NYC 2019

GGWCup NYC September 25th

You are invited. We will play on the 48th floor.

GOLEADORAS TOOK THE NYC #GGWCup 2018 TITLE! We are still smiling from the amazing day on the 48th floor, playing football for the world we want. The two finalist teams - Goleadoras & San Diego Soccer Women PLAY - were both truly deserving, but Goleadoras took the trophy.

For the 4th time in a row we will play in New York City to celebrate the power of sport for the Global Goals during the UN General Assembly Week. We have a lot to celebrate this year: 

4,000 women have played since 2016 and have produced more than 22,500 actions for the Goals - some have even changed laws. 

We will transform the SAP Next-Gen’s breathtaking event space on the 48th floor into a skyhigh football pitch overlooking Manhattan. We will make room for spectators, food, and music.

Host GGWCup, UNDP & SAP Next-Gen
Date September 25th from noon to 8PM and chill after-party
Venue SDG Neighborhood at Hudson Yards

Alongside the games we will feature Goals House Panel discussions and a photo exhibition sharing the team’s actions and Goals.

It is free to play in New York City, but the number of team spots are limited.

 
 
The SDGs were adopted by 193 countries at the UN in 2015. Every citizen in the world can hold their leaders accountable to the SDGs. Everyone can also participate in working for the goals in their neighborhood and throughout the world. It is truly a citizens agenda for a sustainable future.
— Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg
 
 

Women of the World unite in New York City. Will you join?

When a team win a GGWCup in their home country, they qualify to play in the Finals in New York City during the UN General Assembly week (UNGA). This is the ultimate celebration of the Global Goals and a brilliant way for the winning teams to showcase how their local change are making a global impact.

All teams cover their own travel and accommodation and we will encourage you to support the teams in coming to New York City this September. You will help the team bring back a priceless experience that will inspire future generations to also find their voice and speak up for the Goal which sparks the activist within them. If you have the opportunity to support one or more teams, please reach out to Marie from the GGWCup team.

 
 
 
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Welcome to the SDG Neighborhood

The SDG Neighborhood at Hudson Yards is envisioned as the biggest SDG activation during UN General Assembly (UNGA) Week in September 2019, except for the United Nations itself.

“GGWCup is a purpose driven partner who inspires and activates women globally to realize the Global Goals. Together we can rally leaders from business, government and NGOs to action for new partnerships that drive inclusive growth and accelerate solutions to the SDGs,” – Ann Rosenberg, SVP & Global Head of SAP Next-Gen.

Founded by SAP Next-Gen, the neighborhood has been created to mobilize citizens and foster purpose-led engagement that will enable the world to meet its 2030 targets.

Read more about the new Neighborhood here.

 
 
Some of the goals are so big: End poverty, combat climate change. None of us can do this on our own, but all of us together can make a real difference.
— Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, actor, GGWCup referee, and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador.
 
 

Get Ready To Play For Your Global Goal

A GGWCup is an all-women 5v5 football tournament and the winning team is the team that combines sensational and creative activism with football most spectacular.

To qualify as a team, you have to choose one of the 17 UN Global Goals to play and take action for. On game day, your 5-8 women team will play matches that last 6 minutes. We recommend you hit button and read through the tips and information to help with your registration.

 
 
GGWCup NYC 2018: Majken Gilmartin, GGWCup co-founder – Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, actor (Game of Thrones) - Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient – Akon, singer & producer – H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway – Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway – Ann Rosenberg, SVP, SAP Next-Gen – Victor Ochen, Founder & Executive Director for AYINET – Rikke Rønholt Albertsen, co-founder GGWCup.

GGWCup NYC 2018: Majken Gilmartin, GGWCup co-founder – Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, actor (Game of Thrones) - Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient – Akon, singer & producer – H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway – Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway – Ann Rosenberg, SVP, SAP Next-Gen – Victor Ochen, Founder & Executive Director for AYINET – Rikke Rønholt Albertsen, co-founder GGWCup.

For partners and collaborators

We invite you to join the Global Goals Week and feel the power of sports in reaching the Global Goals.

GGWCup put the power of sports behind the United Nation’s 17 Global Goals. We launched in 2016 with the mission to accelerate progress by giving women from all walks of life and across all regions of the world a voice for their future.

GGWCup is a 5v5 football tournament where the teams qualify by choosing and taking action for one of the 17 Global Goals. 

When you team up with the GGWCup, you invest where your values are and in return you get one of the world’s strongest interest rates: Social and local change for global impact and sustainable development. 

You will join a strong team of partners UNDP, UN Advocacy Group, SAP Next-Gen, Women Deliver, Global Citizen, Project Everyone and like-minded people who value high sustainable investments. 

You will ...

  • join an exclusive group of UNGA participants, decision makers, influencers and global activists

  • have access to a private room to host meetings and invite people to come see the event 

  • be invited to play a game together with other partners and VIP guests.

  • be invited to one of the Goals Panel Talks

  • be featured with logo / brand and SDG story on GGWCup SoMe outlets and website. Media reach at the GGWCup NYC 2018 event was 149K mentions, 184,7 million reach. Value: 121,6K

  • receive film and high res pictures from the event

Part of the budget is raised. We are looking to raise additional USD. 

Reach out to co-founder Majken Gilmartin on how you’d like get involved in the GGWCup NYC 2019.

 
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About the Global Goals Week

Global Goals Week is an annual week of action, awareness, and accountability for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Launched by Project Everyone, UNDP, and the United Nations Foundation in 2016, it brings together governments, businesses, individuals, international organizations, civil society, and others during the United Nations General Assembly in September to build momentum to achieve the SDGs and ensure no one is left behind.

2019 is a significant year for the SDGs, and we welcome partners to join us as Global Goals Week looks to engage global audiences, raise ambition and accelerate progress to achieve the SDGs.

Find more GGWeek events here.