On his first day in office, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for teamwork.
The Secretary-General will launch the official 60-second countdown to the New Year, and call on people around the world to take action in support of the SDGs.
"I will never cease, even after my retirement, to work with the United Nations and my colleagues, and world leaders to make sure that this climate change agreement is in full implementation," Ban said.
Meeting with civil society representatives, the Secretary-General said, “I ask each and every one of you to keep up the fight. Hold governments accountable and press for action.”
Global Goals can ‘propel us towards a better future for all on a healthy planet,’ Ban says on UN Day
Mr. Ban said that major progress has been made towards a more sustainable future through the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Paris Agreement on climate change.
“Take strong ownership” of a “vital” new development agenda, Secretary-General urges mayors across the world
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged mayors across the world to “take strong ownership” of a new global agenda for sustainable development in the towns and cities they represent.
"This global initiative can support the identification and piloting of innovative finance instruments that can drive investment and support well thought-out SDG interventions," Ban Ki-moon said.
India’s leadership builds on the continued strong political momentum from Paris for urgent global action on climate change
Over 140 world leaders to gather in New York as UN marks first year anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals
19-23 September, UN Headquarters in New York
Since the unanimous adoption of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the cornerstone of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015, governments, the private sector and civil society are quickly […]