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Past events

SDG Summit 2019

25 Sep
2019


3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Event Details

On 24–25 September, world leaders will gather at UN Headquarters in New York for the SDG Summit 2019 to review progress and identify measures to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The Summit will be convened to coincide with the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), alongside numerous other high-level events including a Climate Action Summit, a Private Sector Forum, and the SDGs Business Forum.

The SDG Summit will bring together political and thought leaders from governments, private sector, civil society and international organizations in a series of high-level meetings to turn the ten years leading up to the 2030 deadline for achieving the SDG into a decisive decade of action and delivery.

The United Nations SDG Summit will be chaired by the President of the General Assembly and will result in a concise negotiated political declaration.

Since the 2030 Agenda was adopted, governments, businesses, and citizen organizations have moved to embrace the SDGs and made the goals and the centerpiece of their development plans. The SDG Summit will also seek to mobilize further support for action to achieve the SDGs. The meeting presents an important opportunity to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by announcing ambitious SDG Acceleration Actions to put societies and economies onto a path towards zero poverty and lives of dignity for all, on a safe, healthy and peaceful planet.

The GCNA will be represented in New York during the UN General Assembly (UNGA Week) by our Chair David Cooke, who has been invited to attend the SDG Business Forum and the Private Sector Forum, and by our Senior Advisor Corinne Schoch who will be attending as an observer.

If you cannot attend the UNGA Week but are interested in hearing about the key outcomes from across the UN General Assembly week including the 2019 SDG Summit and the 2019 Climate Change Summit, join Corinne Schoch, Senior Advisor at the GCNA, and Andrew Peterson, CEO of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia, on Thursday 7 October for the GCNA’s Webinar ‘Keeping up with the SDGs’ to stay abreast of all international developments from UNGA Week.

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