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Global Goals Australia CEO Named Among ACT Young Australian of the Year Finalists for 2017

Updated: Nov 4, 2018

Global Goals Australia CEO, Caterina Sullivan, has been named among 4 finalists in the ACT for the Young Australian of the Year Award for 2017.

Determined to support the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development, Caterina Sullivan established the Global Goals Australia Campaign in March, 2016 to ensure all Australians understand and work towards sustainability. Drawing on the skills learnt during three months in New York with Global Citizen last year, Caterina has created Global Goals Australia. As CEO, Caterina is spearheading a campaign to raise awareness of the 17 goals signed off by 193 nations and to educate Australians on how they can work together to work towards a sustainable solution to poverty, fight inequality and injustice and fix climate change by 2030. In the lead-up to the 2016 Federal election, Caterina secured written commitments from the three major parties towards achieving the goals. She has also gathered the support of individuals, corporates and NGOs around the country. With passion and purpose, Caterina is determined to help Australians appreciate why achieving these ambitious goals “isn’t just about faraway countries” and why we should all work together to give everyone the best chance at life.

Joining her as finalists for the ACT Young Australian of the Year for 2017 are humanitarian Alpha Cheng, Cystic Fibrosis champion Heidi Prowse and mental health advocate Rachael Stevens.

On behalf of the Global Goals Australia Campaign, I would like to congratulate Caterina and all the finalists around Australia and wish them the best of luck leading into the state and territory award ceremonies. We look forward to working with you all towards the achievement of the Global Goals in Australia.

This article was originally published on the Global Goals Australia Campaign website.


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