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UN Day 2019: Student Reservations

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Join us on October 24 for a celebration of UN Day 2019 hosted in conjunction with our partners Pomona Valley UNA and the Pomona College Department of International Studies!

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6 – 8 PM

Edmunds Ballroom, 170 E. 6th St., Pomona College

Students, please fill out the form below to reserve a spot at our 2019 UN Day Celebration:

 

What are the “SDGs?”

The SDGs

On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force.  Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is leftbehind.

The SDGs, also known as Global Goals, build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aim to go further to end all forms of poverty. The new Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

While the SDGs are not legally binding, governments are expected to take ownership and establish national frameworks for the achievement of the 17 Goals.  Countries have the primary responsibility for follow-up and review of the progress made in implementing the Goals, which will require quality, accessible and timely data collection. Regional follow-up and review will be based on national-level analyses and contribute to follow-up and review at the global level.

http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/development-agenda/

What can you do to Promote the SDGs in your Daily Life?

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End extreme poverty. Fight inequality and injustice. Fix climate change. Whoa. The Sustainable Development Goals are important, world-changing objectives that will require cooperation among governments, international organizations and world leaders. It seems impossible that the average person can make an impact. Should you just give up?

No! Change starts with you. Seriously. Every human on earth—even the most indifferent, laziest person among us—is part of the solution. Fortunately, there are some super easy things we can adopt into our routines that, if we all do it, will make a big difference.

Have a look at the LINK BELOW for just a few of the many things you can do to make an impact!

http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/takeaction/