Closing Session: Dare to reimagine

Closing Session | Stage 1 Host: SDG Action Zone The closing session will resurface the most inspirational, thought-provoking, and surprising statements made throughout the week.  In a reflective tone, it will also delve deeper into the opportunities ahead. Drawing out some of the boldest, biggest ideas and solutions shared across the week, speakers will delve […]

SDG Advocates session: Policies to change the world

SDG Advocates session | Stage 1 Host: SDG Action Zone The panel will discuss in detail specific policies that can move the needle at different levels on the SDGs. Specifically, there will be a focus on upholding dignity and human rights, taking meaningful action that is not just optically-pleasing, and taking action as an individual. […]

Plenary Session: Turning a moment into a movement

Day 3: Intro Plenary Session | Stage 1 Host: SDG Action Zone Concerted and impactful action requires determined efforts to mobilise the masses beyond a moment of inflection. As the SDG Action Zone turns it’s attention to partnerships of all shapes and sizes, the conventional and unconventional, from the long-standing institutions and multilateral arrangements through […]

SDG Advocates session: Intergenerational dialogue on climate change

SDG Advocates session | Stage 1   Host: SDG Action Zone The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth will announce the new class of Young Leaders for the SDGs on September 18. Dia Mirza, one of the Secretary-General’s SDG Advocates, was a member of the high-level selection committee that helped to choose the new class. Fitting with […]

SDG Advocates in conversation: Inclusion

  SDG Advocates session | Stage 1 Host: SDG Action Zone The COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting economic crisis, the global movement for racial justice, and the youth-led climate justice movement have shone harsh spotlights on longstanding inequalities in society. In crisis after crisis, the same groups of already marginalized people feel the strongest effects – […]