The current global crisis is a stark reminder of how connected we are. In the sharpest possible relief, it also shows how far we are from resilient, inclusive, sustainable societies. And how we must work together across borders, sectors and generations to overcome challenges affecting all of humanity.
Together with our partners, the UN SDG Action Campaign is seizing four opportunities to scale up transformative changes leading to the Sustainable Development Goals.
From fair wages to quality health care to social protection, the SDGs are the roadmap to recovery and resilience. The UN SDG Action Campaign brings the Goals to broad audiences, inspiring a groundswell of action for “our goals” as inherent to “our lives”. We involve everyone, across societies, so the drive to achieve the Goals becomes unstoppable.
Until recently, the transformative changes required to achieve the 2030 Agenda were perceived as too costly and difficult. Yet the pandemic’s shattering consequences have fueled momentum to accelerate transformation. People are reimagining societies, economies and governance to realize not just short-term gains, but long-term commitments to human rights, sustainability and mutual benefit.
By mobilizing leaders from many quarters to pursue bold alternatives to business as usual, the UN SDG Action Campaign calls for social, economic and governance systems to move fast in mitigating inequalities, reducing human vulnerability and deprivation, and taking better care of our shared environment, among other fundamental concerns.
A spontaneous solidarity movement is emerging, lifting hopes that more unites us than divides us, and that we can work together for a better world. Channeled well, the movement is a powerful force to advance global cooperation grounded in the values of multilateralism, universality and interconnectedness. Fostering this movement can shape new narratives around a globalized world that is also just and sustainable. The UN SDG Action Campaign draws on longstanding partnerships with creative and arts communities, using their speed and agility to create compelling campaigns that capture current aspirations for change.