Resources in United Nations Day

Affordable and Clean Energy: Sustainable Development Goal #7

Accessing clean, affordable energy is essential to mitigate climate change, aid food production, and increase incomes. Learn how the PC(USA) and partners around the world advocate for clean energy access by improving churches’ energy facilities, emphasizing clean resources in worship, and engaging major private corporations on their environmental policies.

Clean Water and Sanitation: Sustainable Development Goal #6

The United Nations designated access to safe and clean drinking water as a human right. Yet, water scarcity affects more than 40% of world’s population. Learn more how PC(USA) and partners around the world provide access to safe drinking water, sustainable water sources, and toilets to those in need in the US and abroad.

Gender Equality: Sustainable Development Goal #5

Though the world has made progress in terms of gender equality and female empowerment, women still face discrimination, inequality, and violence. Learn how the PC(USA) and partners around the world support women and girls by advocating to end sexual violence and human trafficking and brings women to the United Nations to discuss female empowerment.

Quality Education: Sustainable Development Goal #4

Obtaining a quality education is a key to improving livelihoods and opening doors to opportunities for employment.  Learn how PC(USA) and partners around the world work to educate all by helping to improve school systems, support apprenticeship programs, and organizing action days focused on improving children’s literacy.

Good Health and Well-Being: Sustainable Development Goal #3

God calls us to keep our bodies healthy as a temple for the Spirit. Learn how PC(USA) and partners around the world work to keep all people healthy by increasing AIDS awareness and providing education on healthy practices for child development.

Zero Hunger: Sustainable Development Goal #2

One in nine people in the world today (795 million) are undernourished. Learn how PC(USA) and partners around the world work to end hunger by supporting sustainable agriculture, providing food aid, and advocating in the international community.

No Poverty: Sustainable Development Goal #1

Globally, more than 800 million people are still live on less than US$1.25 a day, many lacking access to adequate food, clean drinking water. Learn how PC(USA) and partners around the world combat poverty by providing key training and assistance to the poor and advocating for worker rights.

Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Learn about relevant PC(USA) efforts to making our world a better place and how to get involved.

A Prayer for United Nations Day

Dear God, We pray that you imbue the world leaders at the United Nations with patience and guidance as they seek peaceful resolutions to today’s challenges.  We often think in ways that divide us, emphasizing our differences.  Remind us all that we are a part of a world community, one family that regardless of nationality, culture,… Read more »