On the 16th of February, high-level dignitaries brought together the messages of the Olympic spirit, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the importance of providing quality education for all to a classroom in Gangwon Province, South Korea, showing the intersection of these important ideals through a recognizable and beloved object: the football.
H.M. Queen Mathilde of the Belgians delivered a speech at the University of Ghana on 9 February, entitled “The SDGs: A Transformative Agenda for the Future That we Want.”
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocate Leymah Gbowee spoke with Ariel Alexovich on the SDG Live during the ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York about the role youth play in building peace.
SDG Advocate Dr. Alaa Murabit talks with Jake Horowitz of Mic for SDG Live at World Economic Forum in Davos
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocate Dr. Alaa Murabit spoke with Jake Horowitz, founder of Mic for SDG Live on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Their discussion focused on gender equality, the role of local leadership and how to transform aspirations into practice to achieve the SDGs. Dr. Murabit highlighted [...]
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocate Richard Curtis spoke with Claudia Romo for an SDG Live conversation on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Richard Curtis outlined how the SDGs represent “a genuine, optimistic, and incredibly well thought-through plan” to create a better world for all by 2030. Of particular relevance [...]
On 11 and 12 December 2017, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana and co-chair of the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocates, convened a roundtable in Accra, Ghana. The theme of the roundtable was ‘Mobilizing support and accelerating implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa’. [...]
On 8 December 2017, SDG Advocate Professor Jeffrey Sachs gave opening remarks at the event, ‘Sustaining Peace: Partnerships for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding’. This event was hosted by the President of the 72nd General Assembly (PGA) of the United Nations, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), the UN Global Compact, the United Nations Foundation, [...]
SDG Advocate, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, was awarded the prestigious German Sustainability Award on 8 December at a ceremony in Frankfurt, Germany. The German Sustainability Award recognizes ecological and social achievements, celebrating stakeholders that are striving for the best sustainable solutions in line with the SDGs. Deutsche Telekom was given the [...]
The SDG Advocates met with the Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General at the United Nations Headquarters on Sunday, September 17. Led by President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, and Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway via video conference in Oslo, the Advocates, the Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretary-General and Under-Secretary-General Liu, discussed how they can increase knowledge of [...]