Liverpool is the first city in the world to eradicate poverty.
What needs to change now for that headline to become a reality by 2030?
2030hub is today announcing plans to bring the United Nations Global Goals Week to Liverpool at the end of September.
From Friday 18th September to Saturday 26th September 2020 we want to stimulate debate about the route for the Liverpool of 2030, celebrate local sustainability champions from all sectors, raise awareness of all possible futures and connect our city to a global network of cities, businesses, NGOs and individuals through online events, announcements and active support for the local community.
The aim of Global Goals Week: Liverpool is to help all the local stakeholders understand how we can all use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, and also called the Global Goals to wider audiences) to help our own furthest behind, and how we as a historically outward-looking city can help those in most need around the world.
The event themes will include a special event on misinformation to align with GGW around the world, and local topics such as sport, youth, climate, tourism & culture and health.
We also want to ask who you want to hear from as an open call for event panellists and Global Goals Week: Liverpool suggestions?
Open Call for Global Goals Week: Liverpool Activities
This is for all of Liverpool and in addition to the 2030hub facilitated events, we actively call on all those across the City and City Region to host your own events and share your own sustainability and SDG stories. 2030hub will help to promote, amplify and support local activities and news during this period. If you need advice, further information or want to share your news, events or best practice let us know as soon as possible via 0151 558 1066 or email to email@example.com
Watch out for plenty of further announcements, details and updates very soon and over the next two weeks via 2030hub’s social media channels, and via #Liverpool2030 for local news and #GlobalGoals for international updates.
About Global Goals Week
The United Nations (UN) will bring together world leaders through a mix of virtual and in-person representation, for the 75th session of the UN General Assembly. This year’s historic General Assembly will not only mark the 75th anniversary of the UN but five years since the Global Goals were agreed to by 193 countries.
Organisers announced the 2020 Global Goals Week following UN reports highlighting the devastating impact that COVID-19 is having on SDG progress - particularly on the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. UN Secretary-General António Guterres has
called for renewed ambition, mobilization, leadership and collective action: to beat COVID-19 and recover better together in order to create more inclusive and equitable societies everywhere.
The week will include Global Goals Day on September 25 - the anniversary of the day the Goals were agreed. This will take place under the theme of ‘Factivism’ drawing attention to the state of the Goals’ progress and the actions needed from everyone during this Decade of Action to deliver the Goals by 2030. COVID-19 has underlined both the importance of timely data and the importance of consolidated action. ‘Factivists’ all over the world will shine a spotlight on critical data points.
UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said: “COVID-19 has wreaked havoc around the world, threatening peoples’ lives and livelihoods. People everywhere are rising in solidarity to demand the end to systemic inequalities, redesign broken economic models and urgent climate action. Our world has the expertise, tools, resources and young people to build on the gains of the past decade and to strive to achieve the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Global Goals Week can leverage the momentum of the UN General Assembly week through the SDG Moment and the SDG Action Zone, to deliver the Decade for the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030."