On 20 April, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed will open the UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum - 2021’s Major Australian SDGs event.

Ms Mohammed led the process that resulted in global agreement around the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She is now Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Group, which is overseeing the implementation.

The Forum will also include:

  • Plenary Partnering Sessions: Advice and information will be provided about partnering at the international, national and city level and with young people. Partnership Broker, Victoria Thom, will run a workshop to help participants determine if they are fit for partnering.
  • Interactive Thematic Discussions: UN and Australian leaders will welcome questions and input during three breakout sessions under four key UN themes:
  • Gender Equality: Economic empowerment of women and girls, Women in Leadership and Wiyi Yani U Thangani – (Women’s Voices): Securing our Rights, Securing our Future
  • Climate and Planet: Circular Economy and Climate, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Human solutions for tackling biodiversity loss
  • Justice and Human Rights: Modern Slavery, Driving sustainable reconciliation efforts through an Indigenous rights lens and Global Health
  • Poverty and Inequality: Sustainable Finance, Financing the SDGs and Refugees and Asylum Seekers
  • Digital SDGs Showcase: Businesses, schools, government agencies, start-ups and community groups will showcase what they are doing to progress the SDGs.
  • Networking: Delegates can connect with each other and arrange individual and group meetings. On Day 1, there will be informal networking rooms dedicated to the four Forum themes and the SDGs. On Day 2, Delegates will have a final opportunity to create partnerships and pledge future actions.

Learn more about the Forum here.

About Earth Day 2022 Celebrations

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day marks the birth of the modern environmental movement. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans mobilised to call for greater protections for our planet. Individual groups fighting against air and water pollution, fossil fuels, land clearing, soil erosion, the loss of biodiversity and the extinction of wildlife; all united on Earth Day around their shared common values. On this day in 1970, Earth Day achieved a rare political alignment with grassroots values which spear-headed policy change. Learn more about the history of Earth Day here

2022 Theme - 'Invest In Our Planet'

EARTHDAY.ORG, the global organizer of Earth Day, announced that the theme for Earth Day 2022 will be “Invest in Our Planet.” Earth Day 2022 is focused on accelerating solutions to combat our greatest threat, climate change, and to activate everyone – governments, citizens, and businesses – to do their part. Everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable.

Together, we must Invest In Our Planet. Because a green future is a prosperous future.

The Earth Day 2022 theme is focused on engaging the more than 1 billion people, governments, institutions, and businesses who participate in Earth Day to recognize our collective responsibility and to help accelerate the transition to an equitable, prosperous green economy for all. EARTHDAY.ORG’s campaign is focused on reframing the conversation, accelerating action, and bringing us together to understand that this is within our reach if we work together.

Learn more about the 2022 theme here

 

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