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Five Summits – 1 week - 17 Goals

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Every September, the Member States of the United Nations meet at the General Assembly in New York to discuss the critical issues of global concern. This year, in addition to the general debate, world leaders will participate in a series of summits to boost action on climate change and accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.

23 September 2019 CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT

The impacts of climate change are accelerating, but with urgent and transformative action, it is still possible to limit global average temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, averting the most disastrous consequences. This Summit will demonstrate solutions by governments, the private sector and civil society to reduce emissions. It will be preceded by the Youth Climate Summit on 21 September.  OVERVIEW [PDF]

23 September 2019 HIGH-LEVEL MEETING ON UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE

The first-ever High-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage will launch new efforts to provide access for all to affordable, inclusive and resilient health systems. OVERVIEW [PDF]

24-25 September 2019 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS SUMMIT

The SDG Summit will allow world leaders and other stakeholders to demonstrate how they intend to accelerate action to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with just over a decade left to the target date of 2030. OVERVIEW [PDF]

26 September 2019 HIGH-LEVEL DIALOGUE ON FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT

Mobilizing sufficient financing remains a major challenge in realizing the 2030 Agenda. The High-Level Dialogue will bring together leaders from Government, business and the financial sector to help unlock the resources and partnerships needed and accelerate progress. OVERVIEW [PDF]

27 September 2019 HIGH-LEVEL MIDTERM REVIEW OF THE SAMOA PATHWAY

Small island developing states are among the most vulnerable countries in the world. Five years after an ambitious agreement – the SAMOA Pathway -- to support sustainable development in small island developing states, the High-Level Review will discuss progress. OVERVIEW [PDF]

 

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