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Global Accelerator: The Global Accelerator on…

Global Accelerator: The Global Accelerator on jobs and social protection for just transitions (SDG Action Weekend, Acceleration Day, High Impact Initiatives)

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The session will convene representatives from pathfinder countries, development partners, international financing institutions, and social partners to generate high-level political support and national commitments, as well as financial pledges, to the Global Accelerator country-level roadmaps prioritizing employment and social protection.
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Leading & Collaborating Agencies:

  • ILO
  • UNDP
  • UNICEF
  • UN Women
  • FAO
  • WFP

The Global Accelerator offers sustainable solutions to tackle multiple crises, creating a virtuous cycle of sustainable development in which combined investments in social protection and decent jobs creation generate high economic and social returns and facilitate the transition to a resilient, sustainable, and inclusive economy.

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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 2023) will propel stakeholders from ambition to action by highlighting how the High Impact Initiatives, multigenerational campaigns such as Generation Equality, and cross-SDG impact catalysers such as SDG Digital can accelerate collective achievement.

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.

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