The Samsung Global Goals app is also donation-based, enabling users to donate to the United Nations Development Programme by watching ads or by donating directly. The company says 100% of the app’s ad revenue goes to the UN Development Programme.
Samsung is also releasing special edition accessories, including a phone cover with a Global Goals-themed design and a wireless charger.
The application will be available in 19 languages and will be available through Samsung.com and select stores in the US and Korea, the company says.
The partnership, designed to increase awareness and raise funds, will “not only harness technological innovation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, but will mobilize the next generation of global citizens to take action and achieve the goals together,” says Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator. “Only with a joint effort by everyone – private sector, civil society, and people across the world – can we truly have impact and change the world for the better.”