On June 26, 1945 at San Francisco, the world leaders met together and signed the “We The Peoples of the United Nations”. A document that signifies the commitment and cooperation of each state for a peaceful generation, fundamental human rights, justice, and to promote social progress.
This 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations and the Decade of Action for a Better 2030. For the first time ever, the Annual United Nations General Assembly will take place in the virtual space to engage everyone, everywhere. To help you and your organization commemorates the #UN75 and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, here are the resource materials and virtual events that you can attend.
Please click the words in bold for the link. This is a developing content, the blog will be updated from time to time.
- Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020 – Take a look at our 17 Sustainable Develop Goals, its progress, and how we can build solutions.
- Secretary General SDG Progress Report 2020
- Global Goals Week Simple Toolkit – A social media toolkit for the Global Goals Week this September 18-26, 2020. Includes key messages, videos, social media publication materials, and social media posts.
- Toolkit for UN 75 Dialogue – A toolkit made for grassroots to international dialogues. Organize and start your own dialogue using this kit.
- Toolkit for UN 75 Online Dialogue – A toolkit for your online dialogues. Start utilizing your social media handles today for the world.
- Register your dialogue and send your dialogue report – Organize your own dialogue, collect the individual voices of your community, and send your collective stand and priorities for a better future.
- UN 75 Concept Note and UN75 Frequently Asked Questions
- UN75 Branding Package – Logos of UN75 in six official languages of the UN (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish). Please see the Visual Identity Guidelines for more information.
- UN 75 Issue briefs/Global Issues – A summary of the pressing issues that the world is currently facing.
- UN75 Communications Strategy – Learn how you can communicate your messages effectively.
- Preliminary Assessment of the UN75 Survey and Dialogues – The Preliminary assessment of UN 75 public survey and dialogues for the period of January to mid-March 2020.
- SDG 4 or Quality Education: Working Together to Achieve the Global Goals and Introducing the Global Goals and Everyone Can Be A Goalkeeper!– A guide that will teach children the global goals and why it matters.
- SDG 5 or Gender Quality – Join Girl Up’s community or create your own club, nominate your #GirlHero or Apply or Support the Girl Up Scholarship Grant.
- SDG 5 Scholarship Grant – “A Girl Up Scholarship is intended to alleviate financial burdens of post-secondary education to members of the Girl Up Community and support the success of students working to advance gender equality. In 2020, Girl Up will award $50,000 in scholarships ($2,500 to at least 20 recipients).”
- SDG 4 and SDG 10: The world is not equal. Is that fair? – This guide aims to educate children about inequality and discusses the impact of inequality.
- SDG 4, SDG 14 and SDG 15: Make Space for Nature: Why Biodiversity is Key to Achieving the Global Goals – A resource material and guide to teach children ages 8-13 about SDG 14 Life Below Water and SDG 15 Life on Land.
- SDG 4, SDG 13, SDG 14, and SDG 15: Listen Up! Exploring a Child’s Right to be Heard and Taken Seriously – “This project focuses on developing empathetic listening skills in students, so that they are able to effectively communicate with adults when discussing their thoughts and feelings about climate change.”
- SDG 4, SDG 13, SDG 14, and SDG 15: Community Conversations for Climate Change – An interactive guide on how children can communicate to their community about the climate changes they have noticed and experiencing.
- Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020 (Main Report) or SDG 13 Climate Action- “This, the latest of these assessments, examines the status of, and trends in, forest resources over the period 1990–2020, drawing on the efforts of hundreds of experts worldwide.”
- How to organize your own SDG Book Club Online – A how-to guide in starting your own book club.
- Booklist for Teens – A booklist for Health and Education, Human and Child Rights, Peace and Justice, Poverty and Inequality, and Protecting Planet Earth.
- Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World – A guidebook on how you can save the world from your couch.
- Voice Our Future – An extended reality experience that features the “Then, Now, and Next” series. This application will take you to our past issues and will show the strategies we have done, to the present, and will allow you to add your voice to the dialogue for the future we all want. It is free to download on the App Store and Google Play.
- Future Possibilities Report – “Future Possibilities Report will encourage governments, businesses and societal stakeholders to think differently about development. By providing a practical approach, the report can help them to identify the trends to prioritise, and to work together to create ecosystems that will support the development of new business models, products and services. It will also support the process of rebuilding in engaging with a positive, possibilities-focused future perspective.”
- UN75 Podcasts – A special podcast series on the 75th UNGA.
- Explainer: What is the UN?
- UN75 Promo Video
- UN Secretary-General Call to Participate in the World Biggest Global Conversation (Long Version)
- Help us create a better future, one conversation at a time
- Youth in the Driving seat Summary Video
- To win, we must learn. To recover, we must work together.
- Why does global cooperation matter?
- United Together: A Conversation with UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed – The UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed emphasized the importance of raising our voices and crafting our local solutions to global problems. Here, she discussed how we can be leaders in our own communities to make the world better when the UN turns 100.
- The UN Charter: Past, Present, and Future – A virtual ceremony to commemorate the signing of the Charter of the United Nations.
- Building Climate-Positive and Resilient Global Food Systems (September 14, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM ET) – An event that will tackle climate and agriculture, its interconnection, and how these two can help us to recover better.
- Food Crises and COVID-19 – Emerging evidence and implications for action (September 15, 8:30 AM-10:00 AM ET) – A side event that will show the latest evidences and situation of countries who are facing food crises under this pandemic crisis. This event aims to address food crises in a coordinated manner.
- Digital Cooperation in the Humanitarian Sector (September 15, 9:30 AM-11:00 AM ET) – An event that discusses the importance of technology and innovation and these two are utilized in the humanitarian sector.
- Second Annual Global Climate Restoration Forum (September 15-18, 12:00 AM ET) – A forum for Climate Action that will create moments to mobilize action, showcase innovative climate solutions, and invites all sectors, government and non-government, to accelerate actions to restore the climate by 2050.
- UNICEF Webinar: Launch of Draft Policy Guidance on AI for Children (September 16, 8:30 AM-10:00 AM ET) – “The webinar will consist of presentations on UNICEF’s AI for Children project and the policy guidance, a discussion with our pilot partners — who will test the draft guidance in the coming months — and an invitation for the public to provide further input on the guidance.”
- The Role of Technology in Achieving the Global Goals (September 16, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM) – Learn how technology can be utilized to identify SDG gaps and progress.
- FEMROOT Africa: The Importance of Females in Science, Tech, and Innovation in the African Context (September 16, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM ET) – A roundtable discussion facilitated by women in engineering to discuss the importance of science, technology and innovation (STI) in an African context.
- American Leadership in Advancing the SDGs (September 16, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM ET) – A joint virtual event of the Brookings Institution and the UN Foundation that will showcase the power of SDGs in the United States.
- UN75 Global Governance Forum (September 16-18, 9:00 AM ET) – “The Forum aspires to forge a roadmap to bring a fresh, modern perspective to the UN Charter’s founding principles to update our vision and promote a truly “people-centered” architecture for global collective action.”
- Unlock Big Change – Education: the key to a better future (September 21, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM ET) – “A digital conference featuring interactive panels, debates and presentations with world leaders, celebrity advocates, business executives, and leading advocates, innovators and changemakers. The event will discuss the importance of education and what we can do to be more effective advocates and mobilize concrete, tangible progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 – equitable and inclusive quality education for all.”
- Mobilizing to Prevent a Lost Generation: Children and Young People intergenerational dialogue (September 23, 8:00 AM) – “This virtual event in the context of the SDG Moment of the 75th session of the UNGA high-level week, will further demonstrate how unknown citizens are true heroes through their activism, particularly highlighting the “infinite capacity” of children and young people, including girls. It will also demonstrate how the empowerment of children and young adults bring about tangible solutions based on the people-centered narrative of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
- Responsible Innovation Framework (September 23, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM BST) – This webinar will introduce the tools needed to make your business aligned with the Responsible Innovation Framework.
- Webinar: What the Return to School after Hurricane Katrina and the Ebola Epidemic Can Teach Us in the Current Moment (September 24, 11:00 AM ET) – An event focused on SDG 4 or Quality Education. This webinar will tackle the strategies that we can apply to bring children to school safe and healthy. This event will also launch the“Education Leadership through Crisis,” a new video series where diverse education leaders share personal lessons learned on navigating crises.
- Nature for Life Hub (September 24-29 EDT) – “A virtual space where global leaders will share stories on the importance of nature for sustainable development. Leaders participating in the ‘Nature for Life Hub’ will invite a virtual audience to engage in lively, thought-provoking exchanges, and will engage a wide variety of sectors, including governments, businesses, financial institutions, youth and local communities. All events will showcase nature-based solutions in policy, in practice, in communities, in art – but most of all, in action. “
- SDG Action Zone Virtual Conference (September 22-24) – This event will convene leading thinkers, actors, creators, and activists through frank debate, challenging discussions, inspiring showcases and interactive exhibitions to drive the exponential change so needed for people and our planet. To view the full program, please click here.
- Talentado’t Transpormatibo: An Online Multimedia Training and Seminar (September 26-27) – A 2-day event to make our fellow youth organizations, especially the starting ones, more knowledgeable about local and global issues and to guide them for their future events to empower the youth of today.
- YOUNGA Forum (September 28-30 and October 23-25) – A youth focused forum with five thematic tracks: Future of Education and Work, Climate Action and Sustainable Living, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Equality and Inclusion, and Peace and Justice.
- Accountability Breakfast 2020: Advancing Women, Children and Adolescent Health During COVID-19 (September 29, 8:00 AM ET) – “A highly interactive event held during the 2020 UN General Assembly on strengthening accountability for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health and rights during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.”
- SDG 5 or 2020 Girl Up Leadership Summit (July 13-15, Recorded) – This is a flagship event of Girl Up entitled “We Need to Talk: Connecting the Global Movement for Gender Equality“.
- Pacific Unite: Saving Lives Together (August 15, Recorded) – A virtual Concert to unite Pacific region in the fight against COVID-19.
- UN Chamber Music Society Concert for Lebanon (August 16, Recorded) – In support of Lebanon’s ongoing relief and recovery efforts, a virtual concert was presented by the UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council (UNCMS).
- UN Chamber Music Society Concert in Celebration of World Humanitarian Day (August 19, Recorded) – On World Humanitarian Day, the UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council (UNCMS), in partnership with The Sound Bridges International held a concert to pay a tribute to our modern day heroes who have braved the most extreme circumstances in order to serve others.
- How to Build Successful Partnerships Using Gender Data (August 26, Recorded)- Discover ways through which gender data is used to build successful global partnerships. by Nina Rabinovitch Blecker of Data2X and Anne Connell of Equal Measures 2030.
- UN75 Youth Plenary (September 9, Recorded) – Watch the full recap of UN75 Youth Plenary with the theme: “The Future We Want, The UN We Need: Reaffirming our commitment to multilateralism”.
- What action is needed to bridge the SDGs gap? (September 9, Recorded) – Plus Social Good Advisor Ruba and Plus Social Good Connector Clary talked about SDGs, its progress, and shared insightful tips on how we can bridge the SDGs gap.
- UN Web TV Channel – For 24 Hour Live and Pre-recorded programming of the United Nations meetings and events.
Moving Forward: Signing my commitment and Raising my voice
- One-minute Survey – Take this one-minute survey and let the world leaders know the most pressing issues that you face today. Your responses will inform global priorities now and going forward.
- Your Photo Counts – Show your solidarity by uploading your photo and by sharing it to your social media platforms with the hashtag #UN75.
- Follow UN 75 Social Media Platforms on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube for latest updates. Hashtag: #UN75 Secondary hashtag: #ShapingOurFuture
This blog is created by Clarisse Joy Mañabat to commemorate UN’s 75 years of service. Clary is a youngest Plus Social Good Connector from the Philippines who is working for inclusion and empowerment. Plus Social Good is a United Nations Foundation global community of change makers. She’s a social entrepreneur and volunteer who creates opportunities for the youth. She also organizes groundbreaking SDG consultations with the local and global youth organizations representing a total of more than 500,000 across the Philippines, raise fund for causes using her social project, and share social good stories.