Is it wrong that half of the world's wealth is owned by just 85 people? Should we all have a chance to enjoy peace, food, water, and an education? The world is off-track for ending poverty, tackling inequality and avoiding dangerous climate change. But it doesn't need to be this way.
Later this year, two global summits will take place that will establish a new set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals and announce a new global agreement on climate change. We're publishing this book to raise awareness of the issues that matter to us all. If you care about peace, equality, freedom and happiness, Stick This Book is for you. Tear it, share it, stick it, post it - make it your own and show the world you care.
About the Authors
Richard Curtis is the screenwriter and director behind comedy classics such as Love Actually, Bridget Jones and Notting Hill, as well as the co-founder of Comic Relief and Red Nose Day. He has worked with Penguin in the past on charity books with Comic Relief and Make Poverty History, and he is now on a mission to popularise and explain the vital importance of the Global Goals.
Neil Gaiman is the bestselling author of Coraline and Stardust, both of which are major motion films. Neil also co-wrote the script for Beowulf starring Anthony Hopkins and Angeline Jolie. He is the creator/writer of the award-winning Sandman comic series and has written several books for children.
Stick This Book: #GlobalGoals is an amazingly important, effective and practical to-do list for the planet * Richard Curtis *
Writers get blase about books they are involved in. Not this one. This is special. How often do you get a chance to change the world? -- Neil Gaiman
Young people really do have the power to help end poverty, tackle inequality and to stop dangerous climate change. Now is the time for us to unite, take action and raise our voices to show that we care about the future of our planet * One Direction *
I truly believe it's possible to end extreme poverty by 2030 if we all work together * Ed Sheeran *
The Global Goals will literally transform millions of people's lives on this earth * Richard Branson *
Climate change is not hysteria, it's a fact. This is the most urgent of times and the most urgent of messages * Leonardo DiCaprio, UN Speech 2014 *
Be part of a movement that encourages leaders of nations with the greatest wealth to support
nations and communities in the greatest need
* Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam *