UNSDGs Emoji project
We are excited to announce the launch of a new grassroots
campaign to develop and make available an emoji for each of
the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals.
What are the UNSDGs?
The United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals
are the blueprint to achieving a better and
more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related
to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, peace and justice.
Emojis are able to act as a proxy for gestures, voice tones as well as physical expressions.
The accessibility of emojis, and their role as emotional indicators, means they are
unique in their ability to inform and influence people’s relationship to an idea.
We feel that putting the UNSDG into emoji form will be a crucial step in
helping the UN spread awareness of the UNSDG’s framework.
So what is the project?
The UNSDG Emoji project will engage students in a leading role in bringing this project
to fruition. We believe that the combination of a youthful perspective and relevant support
from econome has the potential to not only bring this project to life, but to act as an
example of what student learners can achieve when given the right support.
And finally the aim
Econome aims to partner with relevant industry and socially minded organisations. Our hope is
that this will provide students with the skill-sets and resources necessary to design a unique emoji for
each UNSDG, and successfully lobby the Unicode consortium for the inclusion of their designs.
We hope the campaign will result in the increased accessibility and awareness of the
UNSDGs for the users of over 3 billion smartphones worldwide.
Who's tackling this project? 👊
We believe that when given the right support, young people can change the world.
So to pull this project off we’ve put together a team of motivated and inspiring University
students who want to play a role in increasing awareness of the UNSDGs.
Lucie Clairs - Director of
Edwina Jackson - Director
Tom Grills - Director of
Claudia Huang - Director
of School Engagement
Cameron Grimwade -
Director of Design
With the guidance of econome, these students from the University of Melbourne will be
in charge of formulating and implementing a 17 week campaign launching in April 2020.
The campaign will ask High School and University students to submit emoji designs for each
of the UNSDGs. Participating students will then lobby the Unicode Consortium to have the
SDGs made available on the emoji keyboard. If you feel that you can help the team
pull this project off, please get in touch.