The Idealist Days are always a good reason to meet. For this month we will discuss the long journey since the world began implementing the 17 Global Goals and the local progress.
What are the SDGs?
The Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, were created by 193 countries in September 2015 and they represent an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. A shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.
During this session, we will discuss the pace of the progress in Miami.
"We recognize the urgent need to accelerate action on all levels and by all stakeholders, in order to fulfill the vision and Goals of the 2030 Agenda. At the same time, we are concerned that progress is slow in many areas. Vulnerabilities are high and deprivations are becoming more entrenched. Assessments show that we are at risk of missing the poverty eradication target. Hunger is on the rise. Progress towards gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls is too slow. Inequalities in wealth, incomes and opportunities are increasing in and between countries. Biodiversity loss, environmental degradation, discharge of plastic litter into the oceans, climate change and increasing disaster risk continue at rates that bring potentially disastrous consequences for humanity."
United Nations General Assembly letter sent to the Secretary-General of the UN after their meeting on Sep 24th and 25th.
Join our SDGsInMiami Facebook Group.