Act now for people and for planet.
By Sister Beatriz Martinez-Garcia, Director of SSND UN-NGO Office
Since its foundation, the United Nations (UN) has committed to promoting international cooperation and the social progress of the world’s peoples, in particular, the poor and vulnerable. We witnessed this commitment last September when the UN Member States met in New York for their annual General Assembly, summits, and other high-level meetings to address the urgent needs in our world. The content and focus of these meetings were informative.
September 21, Youth Climate Summit. For the first time in UN history, young people had a prominent place to highlight their commitment to reverse climate change.
September 23, Climate Action Summit: Leaders agreed that the “clock is ticking” and bold actions are needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
September 23, High-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage: Leaders implemented the most comprehensive set of health commitments ever adopted at this level.
September 24-25, Sustainable Development Goals Summit: UN Member States pledged to mobilize financing, enhance national implementation, and strengthen institutions to achieve the SDGs and leave no one behind.
September 26, High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development: The UN Member States, private and financial sectors met to encourage public and private investment to align goals with the 2030 Agenda.
September 27, Midterm Review of the Samoa Pathway: The UN Member States discussed progress on combating the devastating impacts of climate change among the most vulnerable countries in the world.
For more detailed information of each of these events, click on UN 2019 Summits Week