Earlier this year the Sustainable Development Report revealed that progress on the Global Goals (SDGs) is going backwards for the first time. In a world struggling with COVID the news was perhaps to be expected but time is running out to get the 2030 agenda back on track. Governments, businesses, and citizens all need to ramp up their efforts, with next month’s #Act4SDGs initiative providing the perfect opportunity to focus minds on progressing the SDGs.
“The Global Week to #Act4SDGs, 17-28 September, aims to drive collective action, mobilising key stakeholders from all sectors to drive change while reminding world leaders that people around the world are doing their part to accelerate progress on the SDGs,” the UN event organisers said. “This year the week will feature a creative and open source individual action campaign, with strong social media and out of home manifestations capturing the imagination of new and younger audiences, many of whom are increasingly conscious of how they live, work, travel and consume. This year’s creative campaign will focus on putting the individual in the picture and driving home the message that there is hope beyond the pandemic and that we can all be part of the solution, inviting everyone to play their part in turning it around.”
You can take part as an individual, or with an organisation, and promote your actions and activities to audiences where you are and worldwide.