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Sandra Costa
Executive and Office Management Assistant
THE 17!
We are an extended family of 17 brothers and, as in all families, peace doesn't always reign at home.

There are days when there's a lot of discussion, confusion, fuss and so on... especially between 1 and 2. 1 thinks that 2 complements his cause of eradicating poverty, while 2 thinks that eradicating hunger also means promoting justice and equality. I think they're both right, but anyway... 3, 4 and 5, perhaps because they are so different, spend hours in small discussions about health and quality education for all, as well as gender equality, and the other day 5 said: "What a waste of human potential to deny women the same rights and opportunities!" Bravo 5!

Then there are the guardians of the planet, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, if this weren't such a serious and urgent cause I would say I am often surprised at how quickly they find ecological and inspiring solutions, did you know that the Earth has already written a letter asking for help?

8 and 9 like to introspect on economic growth, innovation and technology and 10 and 16 only think about making the world a more democratic, fair and equal place.

Now imagine sharing a house with these 16! There are days when they realise that we're going backwards and our spirits are only calmed by repeating one of our great commitments: "We will leave no one behind, We will leave no one behind" - believe me, it helps after 10 times.

And I am, of course, the 17 and I guarantee that they cooperate with each other because even in the middle of all the fuss I am here to guide them and help build a better world.

And yes, we are going to do a lot of things in this house, because we don't lack ideas and motivation, even in the middle of arguments, confusion and fuss!

See you in 2030

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