United Nations launches communication campaign for Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday kicked off a communications campaign to rally for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the roadmap for people and planet adopted by world leaders in 2015.

Penpushing reports that a statement by the National Information Officer of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Dr Seyo Soremekun, explained that ahead of the critical United Nations (UN) Summit in September, the campaign aims to amplify an urgent call for ambitious new action, showcase the Goals as the blueprint for sustainable progress globally, and galvanize the global public around this shared agenda for our common future.

‘At halftime toward the deadline of 2030, the promise of the SDGs is in peril. For the first time in decades, development progress is reversing under the combined impacts of climate disasters, conflict, economic downturn and lingering COVID-19 effects’, the statement reads.

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Penpushing further reports that the United Nations (UN) Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Matthias Schmale said the 2023 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), summit will gather world leaders at the United Nations(UN) Headquarters in New York on 18-19 September to reaffirm their collective commitments to the Goals and the promise to leave no one behind.

‘This Summit is a defining moment to urgently put the world back on track to achieving the SDGs. Starting today, in a major digital activation across platforms and countries worldwide, the UN campaign aims to re-energize the conversation about the Goals’.

“We want to get everyone on board for the SDGs”, said Nanette Braun, Director of Campaigns in the UN Department for Global Communications. “Our hope is that decision-makers and individual citizens alike will feel inspired to join the conversation and contribute to achieving the Goals with new resolve and ambition’, Schmale added.

‘Building off the color wheel brand of the SDGs, the campaign uses a dynamic new visual system for its messaging to build momentum, raise awareness and mobilize accelerated action for the SDGs’, he stated.

‘One core campaign component is the call to individual citizens to take action on the SDGs through the UN’s ActNow initiative across all 17 Goals. From using public transportation, to fundraising for schools or speaking up for equality, the platform lists steps that everyone can take to accelerate progress on the SDGs and create better lives on a healthier planet for all’.

Penpushing also reports that the statement said curated group of high-profile influencers, the Circle of Supporters, will galvanize their communities to take individual action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to impress upon decision-makers the urgency to act now.

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