The Challenge Of Engaging The World In The Sustainable Development Goals

Friday, May 12
4:00 - 4:20 PM

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.
The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations. They provide clear guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities and the environmental challenges of the world at large. The SDGs are an inclusive agenda. They tackle the root causes of poverty and unite us together to make a positive change for both people and planet.

For more information on the background of the SDGs, click here.

Jerry Cope   Founder , Lost Armadillo Prods

Jerry Cope
Lost Armadillo Prods

Dan Thomas   Communications Director and Spokesperson,  United Nations

Dan Thomas
Communications Director and Spokesperson, United Nations