Japan Stage – SDG Global Festival of Action 2021: A Turning Point For People and Planet (25 March)

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    Day 1, Japan Stage – SDG Global Festival of Action 2021

    The fifth SDG Global Festival of Action, powered by the UN SDG Action Campaign, finds new ways to inspire, mobilize and connect people and organizations to take action on the SDGs. In light of the pandemic, the Festival will be held in a dynamic virtual space with both live and pre-recorded sessions, hosting plenary sessions, lightning talks and innovation labs with leaders, changemakers, activists, private sector and more.

    This year also includes the first regional spin-off edition – the SDGs Global Festival of Action from Japan, highlighting local SDG efforts by various stakeholders and experts. And last but not least, the SDG Action Awards Ceremony celebrates transformative projects that accelerate action towards the Goals and is held on 25 March. 

    SDG Global Festival of Action website: https://globalfestivalofaction.org/

    Programme: http://bit.ly/2PgOJi9

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    Japan is divided into 47 administrative prefectures and eight traditional regions. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with more than 37.4 million residents.

    Japan is a great power and a member of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations (since 1956), the OECD, and the G7. Japan is a leader in the automotive and electronics industries.

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