INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS: GRASSROOTS Local Innovations to Accelerate Action

Breakout session | Stage 3 Host: UNDP Accelerator Labs Developing countries face significantly complex challenges, including multifactor poverty as well as global phenomena like climate change, pollution, and rising extremism, which must be addressed through a local lens. The session will highlight new solutions that are locally relevant and locally driven, that can be adapted, […]

Innovative Solutions: Youth Activism – Changing the game with SDG micro-projects

Breakout session | Stage 2 Host: Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens If every young person started an SDG micro-project, the world would look drastically different in a year. We believe that to achieve real progress in implementing the SDGs, we need to catalyze all global citizens around the world, particularly young people and women. […]

Alliances for Impact: Unconventional Partnerships

Breakout session | Stage 3 Host: World Benchmarking Alliance Actions of the private sector today have far-reaching impacts. A May 2020 UN High-Level Meeting on “Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond” made abundantly clear the urgency of accountable business involvement and systems change for the Decade of Action. Building on this […]

Alliances for Accountability: Parliamentarians for the Global Goals

Breakout session | Stage 2 Host: Parliamentarians for the Global Goals This session acts as the official launch event for ‘Parliamentarians for the Global Goals’ (PfGG), which is a new initiative for and by parliamentarians who work on SDG implementation. Parliamentarians play a crucial role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda: As legislators, holding […]

Alliances for Action: What the World Wants

Breakout session | Stage 1 Host: UN75 The UN75 consultation on ‘the future we want, the UN we need’, is the UN’s ambitious exercise in crowdsourcing priorities and solutions, and harnessing big data analysis tools. The findings, which include priorities for ‘recovering better’ from COVID as well as current priorities for the SDGs, will inform […]

Intergenerational Solutions: Life in harmony for nature

Breakout session | Stage 3 Host: Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity Biodiversity and healthy ecosystems are a foundation for sustainable development, and thus play a key role in supporting the achievement of all 17 SDGs. Advancing global biodiversity objectives will be key to advancing the SDGs including SDG 14 on life below water, […]

Indigenous Solutions: For a fair and green recovery

Breakout session | Stage 2   Host: Global Alliance of Territorial Communities Achieving the world we need and want depends on enhancing indigenous and local communities contributions to sustainable development in both regional and global levels.  One of the insights to be shared in this session is related to mechanisms that ensure strong and resilient […]

Inclusive Solutions: Game on for climate change

Breakout session | Stage 1 Host: UN Foundation The United Nations Foundation will host “Game On for Climate Action!” during the Zone.  Using data to both challenge and inform, the conversation will thread the moment we are in now – young people challenging international climate action, 2020 on track to be the hottest year on […]

Protection and Reinvention: Supporting Urban Mobility Through Green Transportation

Breakout session | Stage 3   Host: UN Habitat The COVID-19 pandemic has showcased the critical role of transport services in our cities. It has also shown how challenging, yet important, it can be to maintain transport in an uninterrupted manner, reaching all residents including those previously unserved or with limited access. Post-COVID-19, cities will […]

Protection for Resilience: Synergizing SDGs to achieve resilient food systems

Breakout session | Stage 2 Host: Stockholm Environment Institute – Asia Little progress has been achieved towards ending hunger in Asia Pacific, and the region continues to suffer from regression of Goals 12 and 13. Furthermore, Covid-19 has disrupted major value chains, including critical food value chains and increased people’s vulnerabilities all over the region. […]