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SDG Pavilion - The Halftime Show

SDG Pavilion - The Halftime Show
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Breaking out of the bubble. The Halftime Show is a special event with musical guests and speakers to inspire audiences to #ImagineWinning for the SDGs in the second half.  

An iconic opening night – The Halftime Show – will kick off a week of programming at the SDG Pavilion during UNGA78.

The Halftime Show will provide a platform for the UN to set a path forward to achieve the Goals and encourage decisive and transformative action.

The event will be co-hosted by UN Secretary-General's SDG Advocate Co-Chair Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados and UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed.  

Produced by UN Secretary-General SDG Advocate Richard Curtis, with key contributions from the worlds of entertainment, music and sports to world leaders and activists, The Halftime Show will inspire SDG action and encourage new audiences to join the winning team.

Inches (With Al Pacino) film: "Courtesy of Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. ANY GIVEN SUNDAY and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s23)" 

Photographs In the Footage Accompanying the Performance of 'Spiegel im Spiegel' performed by Yo-Yo Ma and Amir Siraj Courtesy of: ESA/Hubble NASA ESA and Allison Loll/Jeff Hester (Arizona State University) Acknowledgement: Davide de Martin (ESA/Hubble) NASA, ESA, CSA and STScl NASA, ESA, CSA NOAA Kevin Raskoff, Hidden Ocean 2005 Dr Tamara Frank, Operation Deep Scope 2005 ESA/Webb, NASA, CSA, M.Barlow (UCL), N.Cox (ACRI-ST), R.Wesson (Cardiff University) NASA Copernicus Sentinel data (2019), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO Austin Mann Paul Stebbins


The UN Office for Partnerships is working with Project Everyone, a not-for-profit communications agency co-founded by SDG Advocate and the screenwriter Richard Curtis, in collaboration with artist Es Devlin, to create the SDG Pavilion, a unique convening space and art installation. 

We will come together at the United Nations General Assembly from 15–22 September 2023 for the SDG Summit and a full week of Halftime Talks in the SDG Pavilion to accelerate action for people for planet. 

The SDG Pavilion will host a series of Halftime Talks about mobilizing the world to keep the promise of the SDGs.