SDG Action Zone - Bringing the UN to the world and the world to the UN
Since its first edition in 2019, the SDG Action Zone has become an annual feature of the High-level Week of the UN General Assembly, as the collaborative space dedicated to accelerating action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Powered by the UN SDG Strategy Hub, the SDG Action Zone is an opportunity for a renewed dimension of multilateral collaboration.
With the fierce urgency of the now, we have no choice but to all step up to the most ambitious of global agendas.
During the UN General Assembly, the SDG Action Zone brings together the highest levels of UN leadership, activists, government officials, business leaders, changemakers and disruptors in a collaborative space to highlight the ecosystem-wide solutions, plans, and investments needed to positively impact people’s lives and the future of our planet.
By amplifying voices, convening thought leaders, connecting changemakers, and calling on all participants to leverage their own sphere of influence, the SDG Action Zone provides everyone with the opportunity to cultivate the community and momentum needed to transform this moment of global upheaval into one of movement-building for people and for the planet.
The 2021 three-day programme honed in on the global issues of poverty and inequalities (22 September), gender (23 September), and climate (24 September). The third edition featured:
• Big picture plenaries
• Authentic conversations
• Lightning talks
• Panel discussions
• Creative performances
• Interactive Q&A
Everyone, everywhere is encouraged to join and participate.