Youth-led climate change protest
Decade of Action
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The year 2020 kicks off a reaffirmation of our global commitment towards achieving the 2030 agenda. With only 10 years left to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is more important than ever for the global community to mobilise for accelerated action.  

To amplify this Decade of Action, the United Nations will draw on the continued support of local, national and global partners to secure and strengthen existing efforts. The urgency of this decade demands that all sectors of society galvanize to secure greater participation and leadership, more resources and improved, game-changing solutions to address increasing inequality and the escalating climate emergency.  

Today, people have greater access to quality healthcare services, education and greater opportunities for decent employment. Yet, inequities, particularly for women and girls, and the growing climate crisis threaten the progress achieved so far. Over the next ten years, we call on the world to fight against these threats to ensure that by 2030 no one is left behind.  


Graphic logo of the SDG Moment shows the SDG wheel to the left of the text "SDG Moment" with three arrows to the right.

The Sustainable Development Goals are a blueprint for fighting poverty and hunger, confronting the climate crisis, achieving gender equality and much more, within the next ten years. At a time of great uncertainty, the SDGs show the way forward to a strong recovery from COVID-19 and a better future for all on a safe and healthy planet.

Overview

Convened by the UN Secretary-General, the first SDG Moment of the Decade of Action was held virtually on Friday, 18 September 2020.

Objectives

As the world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic and uneven progress across the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the SDG Moment has:

  • Set out a vision for a Decade of Action and recovering better from COVID-19;
  • Provide a snapshot on SDG progress;
  • Highlight plans and actions to tackle major implementation gaps
  • Demonstrate the power and impact of action and innovation by SDG stakeholders.

Member States

All Member States and Observers were invited to participate in the SDG Moment at the level of Head of State and Government and registration details were provided bilaterally.

In addition approximately 20 Heads of State and Governments were asked to make specific contributions to the meeting. Details were set out in the updated meeting programme.

For all the latest information and updates, visit the dedicated SDG Moment webpage

 

 

 

Resident Coordinators from across the globe share their message of action*

Click on their photos below to view their messages. 

Screenshot from video message shows Resident Coordinator, Mia Seppo

Mia Seppo
Bangladesh

Screenshot from video message shows Resident Coordinator, Joanna Kazana-Wisniowiecki

Joanna Kazana-Wisniowiecki
Belarus
 

Screenshot from video message shows Resident Coordinator, Birgit Gerstenberg

Birgit Gerstenberg
Belize & El Salvador

Screenshot from video message shows Resident Coordinator, Gerald Daly

Gerald Daly
Bhutan

Screenshot from video message shows Resident Coordinator, Pauline Tamesis

Pauline Tamesis
Cambodia

Screenshot from video message shows Resident Coordinator, Denise Brown

Denise Brown
Central African Republic

Screenshot from video message shows Resident Coordinator, Sanaka Samarasinha

Sanaka Samarasinha
Fiji
 

Screenshot from video message shows Resident Coordinator, Sabine Machl

Sabine Machl
Georgia
 

Screenshot from video message shows Resident Coordinator, Ulrika Richardson

Ulrika Richardson
Kosovo**

Screenshot from video message shows Resident Coordinator, Tarek Elsheikh

Tarek El-Sheikh
Kuwait
 

Screenshot from video message shows Resident Coordinator, Ozonnia Ojielo

Ozonnia Ojielo
Kyrgyzstan
 

Screenshot from video message shows Resident Coordinator, Anthony Ohemeng-Boamah

Anthony Ohemeng-Boamah
Mauritania
 

Screenshot from video message shows Resident Coordinator, Christine Umutoni

Christine Umutoni
Mauritius 
 

Screenshot from video message shows Resident Coordinator, Tapan Mishra

Tapan Mishra
Mongolia
 

Screenshot from video message shows Resident Coordinator, Igor Garafulic

Igor Garafulic
Peru

Screenshot from video message shows Resident Coordinator, Fodé Ndiaye

Fodé Ndiaye
Rwanda

Screenshot from video message shows Resident Coordinator, Nardos Bekele-Thomas

Nardos Bekele-Thomas
South Africa
 

Screenshot from video message shows Resident Coordinator, Marina Walter

Marina Walter
Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Aruba, Curaçao & Sint Maarteen

Screenshot from video message shows Resident Coordinator, Osnat Lubrani

Osnat Lubrani
Ukraine