"With 5% of global military spending we can achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals"

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The World is Over-Armed and Peace is Underfunded.

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“Globally we spend 152 times more on armament and military spending than in the United Nations system”

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“We need an extra 90 billion $USD per year from the public sector to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”

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“We already spend 17 times more on defense than the total cost of the Sustainable Development Goals”

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“With only 5% of global military spending we can achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals”

Taking action for a better world

About Give Me 5

The Give Me 5 Campaign is a campaigning and advocacy organisation with members in 20 countries taking action to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It is an non-partisan, non-for profit organization hosted by the Institute for International Communications at St. John’s University.

We empower advocates to understand the importance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and to take action within their own communities.

Give Me 5 was founded by Juan E. Chebly during the 3rd UN Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2015. Our members use social media for good and lead by example in the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Our global society needs to shift substantive resources toward sustainable development if we are to ensure the well-being of people and planet by the year 2030. Through our partnership with the United Nations, we can house the trillions of dollars in funds needed to fuel this transition, and redirect every penny back to where it came from, but with a new focus on fulfilling the needs of each participating nation state, organisation, foundation, or individual.

 

The Team

Board of Directors

Development Economist and Professor – Founder and President of the Board

Provost Seton Hall University

Internationally Acclaimed Economist and Author

Philanthropist and Author, Founder at Alive to the World

Former President of the Venezuelan-American Association and Banking Executive

Senior Adviser (retired) at United Nations Development Programme

Professor and Director of the Institute for Int. Communication – St. John’s University

Economist and Entrepreneur, Founder & CEO at Coupa Cafe