Sustainable Development Goals countdown clock

Sustainable Development Goals countdown clock

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Description
This countdown clock, which featured an electronic readout when plugged into an electrical outlet, marked the time remaining to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals agreed to by United Nations member states in 2015. Building on earlier multilateral efforts to tackle development and environmental priorities, the member states committed to a plan to work in partnership to towards goals including ending poverty, ending hunger, promoting education, and combatting climate change by 2030.
In 1997, CNN founder Ted Turner gave $1 billion to create the United Nations Foundation to support international efforts to address global challenges. His gift helped launch a new era of large-scale, ambitious, and sometimes controversial philanthropy, particularly by titans of media, tech, and finance companies.
Object Name
clock
date made
ca 2015
place made
United States
Associated Place
China
Physical Description
plastic, metal, paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall (without cord): 23.5 cm x 61.5 cm x 6.5 cm; 9 1/4 in x 24 7/32 in x 2 9/16 in
ID Number
2019.0040.01
accession number
2019.0040
catalog number
2019.0040.01
Credit Line
United Nations Foundation
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Work and Industry: Philanthropy
Exhibition
Giving in America
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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