Representatives of civil society, private actors, youth, scientists and others from local and regional governments will gather at the United Nations headquarters on a day that recognizes their vital role in the SDGs implementation.
This and other planned events aim to send an optimistic message; to guarantee a greater momentum, strengthened solidarity and a growing movement to keep the promise of the 2030 Agenda alive for everyone everywhere, according to UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed.
This weekend, dubbed the SDG Action Weekend, will also provide opportunities, in particular, for SDGs representatives to meet and record their contributions and commitments.
“On Saturday, some activities will focus on the SDGs Mobilization Day´s main issue, where we expect that about 5,000 people from around the globe to attend,” Amina J. Mohammed said in a press conference.
Plus, a high-level segment will open calling on civil society, youth and others to focus on solidarity, determination and the possibility of progressing in the 2030 Agenda, she added.
Saturday 16 will begin with an opening plenary session, a panel discussion on the emergency of the date, the sense of what is possible and the imperative of collective action.