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Breaking Down the Barriers to Leave No One Behind…

Breaking Down the Barriers to Leave No One Behind (SDG Action Weekend, Mobilization Day, Major Groups & Other Stakeholders)
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01:54:34
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This session will act as a reminder that the midpoint review of the SDGs is an opportunity to renew the commitments towards the transformative aspirations of the 2030 Agenda. It will shine a light on ways to overcome global challenges and will set out practical recommendations to accelerate action and leave no one behind as we gear up towards 2030.
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Lead Facilitators:

  •  Major Groups and Other Stakeholders (MGoS) Coordination Mechanism

This session will aim to unpack the systemic barriers, identify gaps and ensure meaningful right holders' engagement in the implementation of the SDGs. It will reflect on the priorities to achieve transformational change in the face of multiple and intersecting crises, including the Covid-19 pandemic, increased armed conflicts, accelerating climate change and the impact of debt crises, amidst increasing gender-based violence and inequality. It will then offer clear proposals for effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda which is grounded in community knowledge and practical proposals for a more sustainable, genuinely inclusive, human rights-based approach to development.

The 'Major Groups and Other Stakeholders' include 21 diverse stakeholder constituencies that are an integral part of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs as enshrined in the UNGA Resolution 67/290. We will share critical perspectives, particularly from those who have been left behind, to unlock the potential of civil society in contributing to just, equal, peaceful and sustainable societies, and contribute more meaningfully to UN processes.

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To maximize the SDG Summit's impact, the Secretary General is convening an SDG Action Weekend, which will generate opportunities for stakeholders, UN entities, and Member States to convene inside the United Nations Headquarters and set out specific commitments and contributions to drive SDG transformation between now and 2030.

The SDG Action Weekend will consist of the SDG Mobilization Day on Saturday, 16 September, and the SDG Acceleration Day on Sunday, 17 September at UNHQ in New York.

  • The SDG Mobilization Day (16 September) will create an opportunity for stakeholders from all sectors to convene inside the United Nations Headquarters and mobilize towards an ambitious SDG Summit and UN General Assembly High-Level Week.
  • The SDG Acceleration Day (17 September) will be centred around the UN High-Impact Initiatives

The SDG Summit on 18-19 September will mark the mid point of the SDGs. It must secure the breakthroughs and momentum needed to change course and achieve the SDGs by 2030. To maximize the Summit's impact, the Secretary General is convening an SDG Action Weekend, which will generate opportunities for stakeholders, UN entities, and Member States to convene inside the United Nations Headquarters and set out specific commitments and contributions to drive SDG transformation between now and 2030.