Can we end extreme poverty in our lifetime?
That sounds like a huge and impossible task, but I believe it can be done. At a meeting of the United Nations in September this year the leaders of our nations unanimously agreed to new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be implemented by 2030. Read more about it in "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" This document outlines a set of 17 targets, the primary goal being End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
I believe this is a transformative and revolutionary proposal which will change the world.
In 2017 I will be playing my part in helping to eradicate extreme poverty. I will be swimming 3800 tough miles from New York to London in a never before attempted and unprecedented swim challenge. I have partnered with Oxfam, an organisation that is at the forefront of tackling global poverty and raising awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals and how we can all play our part.