New York

20 September 2016

Secretary-General''s message to Global Goals Dinner 2016 ''

[Delivered by Dr. David Nabarro, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

I am pleased to send greetings to the Global Goals Dinner.

Achieving peace, prosperity, dignity and opportunity for all on a healthy planet will only be achieved through collaborative partnerships and the inclusive involvement of a wide range of stakeholders.

Many have a role to play in bringing about the transformation we seek – from Governments and parliaments to businesses, investors, scientists, civil society organizations, faith groups, the media, the world of advertising and creative artists.

Our plan is comprehensive, universal and interconnected.&ampnbsp We are all stakeholders in a collective enterprise to eradicate poverty, build a sustainable world and leave no one behind.&ampnbsp We must all act -- and we must all be accountable.

That is why everyone needs to be informed and engaged.&ampnbsp By the end of next year, we aim to recruit 1 million agents of transformation who will spread the word to 2 billion people.&ampnbsp Everyone in this room has an important role to play.&ampnbsp We have to be the change we want to see.

I thank Unilever, Project Everyone, UNICEF and all partners for their engagement and commitment to delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals.

I wish you a pleasant and productive dinner.