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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.


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


14:01 Spotlight on pathways and partners

Youth in Action: Shaping the future now!

Youth-led solutions film

Moderated virtual dialogue:

– Mr. Vladislav Kaim, Member, UN Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change

– Yande, Chairperson, Transform Education

14:25 Contributions from Heads of State and Government Latin America and the Caribbean

– H.E. Mr. Luis Alberto Arce Catacora, President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia

– H.E. Mr. Iván Duque Márquez, President of the Republic of Colombia

– H.E. Mr. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of the Republic of Costa Rica

– H.E. Mr. Miguel Díaz Canel Bermúdez, President of the Republic of Cuba

– H.E. Mr. Alejandro Giammattei Falla, President of the Republic of Guatemala

– H.E. Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana

– H.E. Mr. Laurentino Cortizo Cohen, President of the Republic of Panama

– H.E. Mr. Pedro Castillo Terrones, President of the Republic of Peru

– H.E. Mr. Gaston Alphonso Browne, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance and Corporate Governance of Antigua and Barbuda

15:05 Reflections and perspectives:

– Mr. Elliot Harris, UN Chief Economist and Assistant SecretaryGeneral, Department of Economic and Social Affairs

– Ms. Solange Maria Pinto Ribeiro, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Neoenergia and Vice-Chair of the board of UN Global Compact

15:15 Spotlight on pathways and partners

Localizing the SDGs: Delivering for and with people

Launch of the Local2030 coalition

Moderated dialogue

– Mr. Giorgio Marrapodi, General Director of Development Cooperation Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

– Ms. Yvonne Aki-Sawyer, Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone

– Ms. Patricia Miranda Menezes, Co-founder, Rede ODS Brasil

15:35 Contributions from remaining Heads of State and Government

UN Economic Commission for Europe region

– H.E. Mr. János Áder, President of Hungary

– H.E Mr. Gitanas Nausėda, President of the Republic of Lithuania

– H.E. Mr. Gian Carlo Venturini II & His Excellency Mr. Marco

Nicolini I, Captains Regent of the Republic of San Marino

– H.E. Ms. Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister of Denmark

– H.E Mrs. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

– H.E. Mr. Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, Prime Minister of Spain

– H.E. Mr. Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden

16:05 Spotlight on pathways and partners

Effective and inclusive Institutions: For Justice, equality and trust

Future proofing institutions to accelerate SDG implementation – Virtual ted-talk by Ms. Cat Tully, Founder, School of International Futures

Moderated dialogue:

– Dr. Wayne Henry, Director General Planning Institute of Jamaica

– Ms. Pupul Bisht, Founder, Decolonizing Futures Initiative

– Mr. Salil Shetty, Vice President, Global Programs, Open Society Foundations

16:30 Reflections and perspectives:

– Mr. Stefano Prato, Coordinator, Civil Society Financing for Development Group

– Mr. Mark Kato Nabimany, Fellow, International Disability Alliance

– Ms. Ayman Babar, Researcher, Roots for Equity

16:40 Closing Segment: The Way Ahead

Closing reflections

Moderated dialogue:

– Ms. Amina Mohmmed, UN Deputy Secretary-General

– Mr. Jeffrey Sachs, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Sustainable Development Goals

Closing film: Progress is Possible

17:00 Meeting Close

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