SDG Moment – BTS (방탄소년단), UN chief, General Assembly President & more | United Nations (AM Session)

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The SDG Moment serves to place an annual spotlight on the Sustainable Development

Goals (SDGs) and will be held at the beginning of the United Nation’s General Assembly’s High-Level Week. It takes place as the world experiences a deeply uneven response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which risks creating a two-tier recovery with significant implications for the advancement of the SDGs, especially in developing countries.

Convened by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the Moment will provide world

leaders with a platform to showcase the bold plans, actions and solutions that are needed to

end the COVID-19 pandemic and set the world on course towards achieving the SDGs. Held in

advance of major meetings on food systems, climate, energy, jobs and social protection, the

SDG Moment event is expected to build the momentum needed to deliver on the Decade of

Action and Keep the Promise of the SDGs.


제목 : 지속가능발전목표 (SDGs) 모멘트(moment) – 방탄소년단, 유엔 사무총장, 총회의장 등 | 유엔 (오전세션)

지속가능발전목표 모멘트는 매년 지속가능발전목표(SDGs)를 조명하는 역할을 합니다. 전세계가 코로나 바이러스 대유행에 대해 매우 불균등한 대응을 경험하고 있고, 특히 개발도상국들에서는 지속가능발전목표2단계로의 발전을 저해할 가능성이 있으며, 이는 지속가능발전목표 이행 및 추진에 상당한 영향을 미칠 것입니다.



08:00 Opening Segment

Welcome by the moderators

– Mr. Sherwin Bryce Pease, UN Bureau Chief, South African Broadcasting Corporation

– Ms. Juju Chang, ABC News Co-anchor, Nightline, ABC News

Opening film on the SDGs: The World’s To-Do List

Opening Statement by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, UN SecretaryGeneral

Opening statement by H.E. Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the UN General Assembly

Presentation on the State of SDG progress

– Ms. Claire Casey, Global Head of Policy and Insights at Economist Impact

Remarks and introduction to Special Guest by His Excellency, Mr. Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea Remarks and performance by BTS, Special Presidential Envoy for

Future Generations and Culture


Part 1: Leveraging the COVID-19 Response and Recovery to accelerate SDG implementation

Intergenerational dialogue with SDG Advocates Ms. Graça Machel and Ms. Valentina Munoz Rabanal

Roundtable debate on leveraging the COVID-19 Response and Recovery to accelerate SDG implementation

– Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization

– Dr. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Africa

– Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator, UN Development Programme


Part 2: Plans, pathways, and partners for Recovery and beyond

Statement by H.E. Mr. Collen Vixen Kelapile, President of the Economic and Social Council

Statement by the Co-Chairs of the Secretary-General’s SDG


– H.E. Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana

– H.E. Ms. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway


Contributions from Heads of State and Government Africa

– H.E. Mr. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of


– H.E. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya

– H.E. Mr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi

– H.E. Mr. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique

– H.E. Mr. Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone

– H.E. Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, President of the Republic of Zambia

– H.E. Mr. Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe

– H.E. Mr. José Ulisses Correia e Silva, Prime Minister and Minister of Reform of the Republic of Cabo Verde

– H.E. Mr. Abdalla Adam Hamdok, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Sudan

– Head of State/Government of Tunisia (tbc)


Spotlight on pathways and partners:

Connectivity: Narrowing the digital divide

Moderated dialogue

– Ms. Paula Ingabire, Minister of Information, Communication, Technology and Innovation, Government of Rwanda

– Mr. Bill Tai, Chairman and Co-Founder, ACTAI Global

– Ms. Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union


Contributions from Heads of State and Government Asia and the Pacific

– H.E. Mr. David Kabua, President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands

– H.E. Mr. Suga Yoshihide, Prime Minister of Japan

– H.E. General (Ret.) Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand


Reflections and perspectives:

– Ms. Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme

– Ms. Mari Pangestu, World Bank Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnerships


Spotlight on pathways and partners:

The gender equality imperative Gender Equality film

Moderated dialogue

– Dr. Sima Sami Bahous, Executive Director Designate, UN Women

– Ms. Melinda French Gates, Co-Chair and Trustee, Bill & Melinda

Gates Foundation

11:45 Break for lunch – Join UN Global Compact Uniting Business Live

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