This September marks the two year anniversary since the Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by all 193 United Nations Member States. To take stock of goal progress and galvanise additional actions from across sectors, there are a number of activities planned both at UN Headquarters in New York and in communities around the world.

18-24 September, New York, Climate Week

The 9th annual Climate Week NYC will take place during the General Debate of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). It will gather leaders from business, government and civil society to demonstrate how to make meaningful gains towards a zero emissions future and the achievement of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. More information.

20 September, New York, Global Goalkeepers

Doers, thinkers and givers in the field of international sustainable development will come together to have a frank conversation about the status of Sustainable Development Goals and look at how to scale some of the most high impact and resource efficient SDG service delivery programs. More information.

22-24 September, Worldwide, SPEAK!: Global display of citizen action

While we know that goal progress is possible, it is not inevitable. This global campaign will consist of citizen actions across communities and countries to raise awareness for the Sustainable Development Goals and the role of civil society in their delivery. In over half of UN member states, fundamental civic rights covered  by international law and embedded in the SDGs  are not being protected. This event will provide an opportunity for civil society to push back against the global wave of restrictions and contribute meaningful gains at the community level for Goal 16, which has specific targets to promote peaceful and inclusive societies, provide access to justice for all and build accountable institutions. Events are currently registered in 30 countries and counting. A small amount micro grants are available for additional events. More information

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