People, Spaces, Deliberation bloggers present exceptional campaign art from all over the world. These examples are meant to inspire.After nearly three years of global consultations and negotiations, the SDGs are expected to be adopted by UN member states at a special summit convened at the UN headquarters from 25 to 27 September. The event is part of the larger program of the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), which begins 15 September.
The new framework, Transforming Our World: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, consists of a Declaration, 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets, a section on means of implementation and renewed global partnership, and a framework for review and follow-up. It was agreed to by the 193 Member States of the UN and will build upon the millennium development goals
The Global Goals campaign, launched at UN Headquarters earlier this month, aims to inform 7 billion people in 7 days about the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. As part of this, the campaign is creating a crowd-sourced video, calling on the global public to record videos of themselves reading their favorite global goal, take a photo that demonstrates that goal, or otherwise creatively visualize their SDG of choice.
The youth in the video ask viewers to, “Film yourself delivering the goal that resonates with you. We will put it all together with thousands of your faces, voices, and all of our collective hope to create a film and show it to the world on TV, online, and live."
The idea behind the campaign video is to increase public awareness and political pressure in support of the SDGs. The Global Goals website states, “If the goals are going to work, everyone needs to know about them. You can’t fight for your rights if you don’t know what they are. You can’t convince world leaders to do what needs to be done if you don’t know what you’re convincing them to do. If the goals are famous, they won’t be forgotten.”
The 2030 agenda is substantially more ambitious than the Millennium Development Goals. Global leaders are pledging to, among other things, "end hunger," "make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable" and "conserve and sustainably use the oceans," all by 2030. Rather than simply reducing extreme poverty and child mortality, for example, countries are now pledging to eliminate them altogether. Although, it's worth noting, that as with the MDGs, there is no penalty for failing.
"The future is in your hands- don't drop it."
Source: Global Goals
Follow PublicSphereWB on Twitter!