The year 2021 was planned as a crucial milestone for the realization of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed by the leaders of 193 countries in 2015. This year opens the “Decade of Action” that separates us from 2030, with many goals that are still far from being met, for example those related to climate and environment, socio-economic inequalities and human rights.
The COVID-19 pandemic began as a health emergency, but has also engendered a socio-economic crisis with a stark impact on all 17 SDGs. This crisis makes the achievement of the 2030 Agenda all the more urgent and necessary.
The strategic partnership between the EU and the UN is key to make sure that the SDGs are put at the heart of the recovery phase.
On Wednesday 10 March 2021 at 16:00-16:40h CET, the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed and the Vice-President of the European Parliament Heidi Hautala will meet virtually to discuss the “Decade on Action” and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The discussion will touch upon the European Green Deal as well as the next meetings of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Framework Convention on Climate Change. You are warmly invited to follow the conversation through this streaming link.