UNGA Special Edition, September 2019
It’s time to ignite more global action to achieve the SDGs
The evidence is clear. The world must step up efforts to conquer the dire and unprecedented challenges humanity is currently facing. There is no doubt, we must act now and set course towards a sustainable future that involves everyone. The good news is, we have the tools to make this happen. They consist of 17 transformative Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by all 193 UN Member States in 2015. Four years on, time has come to evaluate where we stand, and what is needed to make progress on this promise to present and future generations.
The SDG Summit on 24-25 September, is the first of its kind since the adoption of the landmark 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Featuring six Leaders Dialogues, the event is expected to result in a Political Declaration, along with a series of SDG acceleration actions, to be announced by various international actors. For world leaders coming to New York, they will be able to get a first-hand look at what the UN is doing on the ground to help realize the global goals through the video exhibit “SDG Good Practices and Actions for a Decade of Delivery”.
The voices for global action are many ahead of the SDG Summit and other high-level events taking place during the UN high-level week.
“The people of the world do not want half measures or empty promises,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said. “They are demanding transformative change that is fair and sustainable. Let us use the world gathering in September to ratchet up the ambition and highlight the imperative of inclusion. And, together, let us kickstart a decade of delivery and action for people and planet.”
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