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Many tried it, only 18 achieved it

Don't repeat History.
make it better.

In 1519, 265 sailors departed on the First World Circumnavigation. Only 18 returned.

In 2019, 500 years later, we are going to circumnavigate the world again: we are going to raise 18 million euros for 18 local causes.

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500 years ago, 18 sailors returned from the First Circumnavigation. In 2019 we are going to circumnavigate the world again to raise 18 million euros for 18 local causes. We look for supportive adventurers. Local problems with global solutions that you can put forward, that you can also vote for. Los 18 are history, sea, water, life, and change. We look for passion. Los 18 is a call to action, a society and business’ compromise to foster causes. We are looking for organizations with soul. Los 18 is a reality, a change, it’s happening and you can be part of it.
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Historic context

2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the First World Circumnavigation. 265 men departed on 5 boats from Seville to Sanlúcar on 10 August 1519. Only one boat with 18 sailors returned on 6 September 1522.
In 1519 the aim was to open new routes because of the emerging spice market. In 2019 the cooperators selected are going to raise 18 million euros to donate them to 18 ONGs or local causes from over the 5 continents.

18 Causes


On 25 September 2015, 193 world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to achieve 3 extraordinary issues in the next 15 years. “To end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change.” Global goals can achieve this, in all countries and for all the people.



Sustainable Development Goals were reached after negotiation processes involving 193 UN Member States. But also, thanks to the unprecedented participation of civil society and relevant stakeholders. Los 18 believes that the UN Development Programme is the best starting point. Together we can decide causes that are going to improve the lives of thousands of people.

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No poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

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Zero Hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

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Good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

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Quality education

Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.

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Gender equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

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Clean water and sanitation

Ensure access to water and sanitation for all.

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Affordable and clean energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

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Decent work and economic growth

Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.

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Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

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Reduced inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries.

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Sustainable cities and communities

Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

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Responsible consumption and production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

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Climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

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Life below water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.

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Life on land

Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.

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Peace, justice and strong institutions

Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies.

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Partnerships for the goals

Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

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Open cause

On January 2017, we are going to choose together the cause number 18 .

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We are just people trying to help. We work in the private sector and have lots of experience in cooperation and support programs. We want to help thousand of people around the world, they are our causes, they are our engine. We want to share the idea of Los 18, we want to share the life.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. (Mark Twain)
Héctor José García

Ideas and reality. Father of 3. Scout. Creative and colour-blind. Founder of Geographica, from Sevilla.

Raquel Mur

Supportive, fighter, positive. Freight forwarder from Zaragoza, restless luggage.

David Gracia

Communicator. Connector, writer and voracious reader. Passionate for simple things. From Teruel with love.

Anna Maria Hurtado

Local causes' lover, support compulsive. From Barcelona, she and her inseparable motorbike always look for new challenges.

Ramón Martínez

Half analyst, half epic adventurer. Architect and creator of Dentaltix. From Lérida to Madrid.

Alberto Esteban de Blas

Passionated searching for the reason. Doubts and stands up. Energy and dedication. From Zamora to the rest of the world.

Rafael Ocejo

He sailed the 7 seas with passion and respect. From Cartagena (Spain) and world citizen. Father of two chubby faces.