Five years ago the UN’s member states unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development creating 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 2030 Agenda provides a unique foundation to build consensus among governments, civil society, and academic institutions about how to tackle the biggest challenges facing society while at the same time its underlying logic and modalities are contested.
This year has also heralded a global health pandemic that will test the UN’s ability to orchestrate these efforts, rolling back purported development gains while leaving in its wake a new global environment for international development.
This disruption is likely to create challenges but may also present opportunities.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations (UN).
Thank you for joining the panel and I for this ‘Afternoon Tea with the SDG’s’ the name is connected to our ‘Pankhurst Afternoon Tea and introduction to the SDGs’ held at the University of Manchester Chancellors Hotel site.
The event also coincided with the United Nations General Assembly in New York where The Peoples Hub Ethical Director connected with two amazing changemakers Dr LeeAnn Teal Rutkovsky (USA) and Foluke Micheal (Nigeria), both on our panel.
To mark United Nations Day this year, UK based The Peoples Hub, The Zebra Partnership powered by Access Creative College Manchester, are brought together experts from international organisations, NGO’s, academia and individuals to discuss their projects and the challenges and opportunities for pursuing the SDGs prior, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The aim of the event was to invite you, if you have not already done so, to embrace the SDG’s and align them with your projects. If you’re not sure how you can ask the panel of experts, be inspired by their stories and join the international network on The Peoples Hub to design, develop and showcase your project, initiative or campaign.
Watch the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcn6hqPJdF0&feature=youtu.be
Quotes from the Panel:
“Progress has and always will come people wandering down a path less trodden. There is no wrong path. We must shout that from the rooftops” Mike Stevenson
"The black community does not come from an homogeneous group. We are made up of many different people, with many different belief & value systems & so we have to have the opportunity to have the conversation & to consult about a way forward." Lord Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Anna Rothery, Welcome Speaker
"Impact Fashion is about empowering the people that make our clothing as we enjoy the fruits of their labour." - Dr LeeAnn Teal-Rutkovsky, Founder Impact Fashion Hub.
The event was a reboot and call to action to engage with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets.
Encouraging Local to Global engagement during the Coronavirus Pandemic and beyond. International panel and 100 global participants, our event was a precursor to the ‘Local Heroes for Global Goals’ UK 2021 Summit.
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We will do another Afternoon Tea with the SDG's before our 2021 Summit. That event will allow you to share some of your projects and highlight your campaigns from anywhere in the world.
“We are resolved to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet. We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps, which are urgently needed to shift the world on to a sustainable and resilient path. As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind” United Nations, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
I’d like to add - Don’t leave it to the few, don’t leave it to the individuals who want do this for profit, looking for short cuts at the expense of others and the planet, or the ones trying to greenwash, blackwash or alter messages to suit their own ends.
We only have ten years to go.
It’s simple if you want to go fast, you go alone,
If you want to go far, we go together.