The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. The 17 Goals were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which set out a 15-year plan to achieve the Goals.
With just 8 years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), world leaders at the SDG Summit in September 2021 called for a Decade of Action and delivery for sustainable development, and pledged to mobilize financing, enhance national implementation, and strengthen institutions to achieve the Goals by the target date of 2030, leaving no one behind.
The UN Secretary-General called on all sectors of society to mobilize for a decade of action on three levels: global action to secure greater leadership, more resources, and smarter solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals; local action embedding the needed transitions in the policies, budgets, institutions and regulatory frameworks of governments, cities and local authorities; and people action, including by youth, civil society, the media, the private sector, unions, academia, and other stakeholders, to generate an unstoppable movement pushing for the required transformations.
About Global Day of Action for SDGs in Mogadishu.
The world is not working for most people and our planet. We are following the wrong script.The SDG story is about what most people want: more inclusive, peaceful, and sustainable societies,no later than 2030. We know that, especially after two years of the pandemic that has turned the world upside down, and amid this climate of conflict, the world currently faces. It is time to react,reset, and restart. Old models have not been delivered. We need new ones.We only have eight years left to make the SDGs happen. And that will only be possible if we all start to #FlipTheScript – today. Flip apathy into action, fear into hope, divisiveness into togetherness.
The Global Day to #Act4SDGs is a global mobilization taking place during the high-level week of the UN General Assembly in September, to show world leaders that people all around the world are committed, dedicated, and inspired to act on the SDGs. This year’s mobilization will focus on the key themes of Climate, Justice, and Peace and mark the mid-way point of the SDG Agenda.We need new solutions, new approaches, and to #FlipTheScript on how we do things to shine alight of hope that resonates across borders. To show that our choices and individual actions matter.And collectively, we are a massive force that can bring about transformative change and reach for
a better future.
Attendees at the conference will work, discuss, and inspire other academic institutions nationally, networks, and educators, as well as policymakers, businesses, and youth, to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals keeping in mind the spirit of the agenda of leaving no one behind. The works presented will be published in digital format and widely shared through the official Samale website and social media platforms, to serve as guidance for individuals and institutions alike to inspire their programs and initiatives.
Host: The host and organizer of the conference are Samale Institute in collaboration with the African Institute of Advanced Learning. The Conference Executive Board shall make every effort to ensure that perspectives from diverse community members; women; youth; persons with disabilities; thematic/expert constituencies; and international networks (including the sustainable development and climate change constituencies) are represented.
Venue: The conference will be held at the conference hall, Jowhara Hotel, KM5 Zobe Mogadishu Somalia.