The 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 74) will open on September 17, 2019, with this year’s theme “Galvanizing Multilateral Efforts for Poverty Eradication, Quality Education, Climate Action and Inclusion.” Over the course of two weeks, leaders from governments, the private sector and civil society will come together in and around the United Nations Headquarters for the “Global Goals Week: Action for People and Planet,” through rigorous meetings and events to demonstrate the solutions they are pursuing toward the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). The visibility for speakers at UNGA is unprecedented, as more than 70 media and entertainment companies from all over the world converge to cover these discussions and ideas that will shape the world’s future.
On Monday, September 23, save the date for a must-see, free to the public event at LIM College (216 E45th St between 2nd & 3rd Ave) from 10:15 am-12:30 pm, “United Voices of Peace.” Just one block from the United Nations, this exciting program brings together high level speakers from young leaders in in all levels from government, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, fashion, media & entertainment, and more to discuss their commitments and ways they are galvanizing the public to help build a better, cleaner, safer, and more inclusive world.
The structure of the program is a series of conversations, with an interactive SDG activation led by one of the largest youth organizations with over 100,000+ members in 126 countries. The event moderator is a career interactive and mobile journalist that will leverage his extensive talents to make the event as interactive as possible with the live-streamed audience.
Young People, Leaving No One Behind for Climate Action
– Leadership, Youth & Peace: Rising Leaders Raising Ambition on Climate Action, Rights and Peace
With Resolution 2250 and Resolution 2419 member states are encouraging proactive and innovative youth to participate in decision making processes that lead the way to policy making in peace, security and positive action for the planet.
– Health, Economic and Social Inclusion- Ensuring that investment is a top priority in the health, education and social sectors, particularly of women and children, will inevitably lead to broader inclusion that will move the needle in sustainable environments for all.
– Shaping the Narrative: Media & Entertainment, Fashion, Immersive Experiences and Social Influence – The Media & Entertainment and Fashion sectors serve as cultural barometers in addressing the SDGs. And how narratives are shaped is more important than ever to provide intimately inclusive, accessible platforms of self-expression that engage the creative community in channeling positive social influence.
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PeaceDay365 is a bridge between NGOs, corporations, schools, individuals and the United Nations to bring awareness of Peace Day celebrated annually on September 21, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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