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New mobile app, special-edition accessories aim to raise awareness of, funding for the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Samsung Electronics and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
have partnered in support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs or Global Goals) — launched in 2015 to address 17 of the biggest
challenges faced around the world, including inequality, poverty, climate and
environmental degradation, and education.
Samsung and UNDP are joining forces to provide simple ways for Galaxy users to
come together to support the Global Goals and address the issues that matter
most to them. Through this new initiative, Samsung and UNDP will release the
‘Samsung Global Goals’ application, an education and donation-based mobile
application, along with special edition accessories.
“Now more than ever, we have the potential to use the power of technology to
address the world’s most pressing challenges,” said DJ Koh, President and
CEO of IT & Mobile Communications at Samsung. “Our partnership with the UNDP
will provide Galaxy users with easy, impactful ways to learn about the Global
Goals and support the causes important to them, so we can collectively make a
Samsung and UNDP believe that a crucial step in tackling the Global Goals is to
increase awareness and understanding of the challenges these goals address and
why they are important. Their partnership is the latest in a growing number of
educational resources created for this purpose — including Sekisui
Chemical’s recently launched online SDGs
for children; and Taylor & Francis’ new online
for college students and tutors.
As an additional step, Samsung and UNDP are providing simple ways that people
can donate to help address the challenges and fuel the actions needed to
accomplish the Global Goals.
“This partnership with UNDP and Samsung will not only harness technological
innovation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, but will mobilize the
next generation of global citizens to take action and achieve the goals
together,” says UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner. “Only with a joint effort
by everyone — private sector, civil society, and people across the world — can
we truly have impact and change the world for the better.”
The Samsung Global Goals
available on Samsung Galaxy smartphones, aims to increase awareness and raise
funds for UNDP to support its work around the world. Samsung is also launching
special-edition accessories, donating a portion of revenue from sales of each
accessory directly to UNDP in support of the Global Goals. The Galaxy Note10
cover with Global Goals-themed design and a wireless charger will be introduced
at the device launch.
The new Samsung Global Goals app will give consumers easy and effective ways to
learn more about each of the 17 Global Goals and take part in small actions to
help support the issues that matter most to them. People can use the application
to donate directly to the Global Goals via the UNDP
website. Galaxy users
can also easily donate to the SDGs by choosing to engage with advertisements in
the application. Galaxy users will be able to donate 100 percent of the
advertisement revenue Samsung would have generated to the Global Goals.
The application will be available in 19 languages3 and will come preinstalled on
the Galaxy Note10, while it will be available for download on other Galaxy
smartphones2 later. The special-edition accessories will be available through
Samsung.com and select Samsung Experience Stores in the US and Korea.
* All features and services may differ by market and mobile operator.
* All announcement and product information provided in this document including,
but not limited to, the details, availability, and timing of the app and special
edition products are subject to change without notice.
2The app will come pre-loaded on Galaxy Note10 and depending on the market will
be available for download on the Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S9, Galaxy
Note9, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy A Series except A10s, A20s through Galaxy Store and
Google Play starting from Aug 23, 2019.
3 Arabic, English, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese,
Korean, Malay, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai,
Turkish and Vietnamese.
Published Aug 14, 2019 8am EDT / 5am PDT / 1pm BST / 2pm CEST