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United Nations published this video item, entitled “Japan Stage – SDG Global Festival of Action 2021: A Turning Point For People and Planet (26 March)” – below is their description.
Day 2, 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/
LIGHTNING TALK: MIYAVI
LOCALIZING THE SDGS: BRING ABOUT CHANGE THROUGH LOCAL ACTIONS!
HOST: UN-HABITAT, UNDP
STEP UP! GEAR UP! TRANSFORMATIVE EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT HOST: SDG JAPAN, UNDP
LIGHTNING TALK: YURIAN RETRIEVER
ACHIEVING SDG12: THINKING ABOUT OUR FUTURE THROUGH WASTE HOST: UNEP
TRANSFORMING THE WORLD WITH DIGITAL TECH AND INNOVATION HOST: UNIDO, UNDP
YOUTH IN BUILDING COALITION FOR A BILLION ACTS FOR PEACE HOST: UNICUnited Nations YouTube Channel
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