Even as the world has been grappling with the pandemic, a “pandemic pause” is a blessing in disguise. It gives all stakeholders a chance to undertake a thorough review of where we stand as well as what needs to change from the standpoint of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Hence, COVID-19 should not be seen as reason for delay, but to accelerate action on the SDGs.
eShe magazine is proud to be media partner for The Economic Times SDG Summit to be held on September 29, 2020. The summit theme this year is ‘Reimagining Our Planet: Building Back Better’.
ET Edge, as a part of The Times of India Group, launched the SDGs Impact Summit in 2019 with the objective to rally the champions of sustainability together as the world moved towards the decade of delivery.
The SDGs Action Platform on September 29th will be the largest global gathering of changemakers, individuals and organisations who have championed sustainability, celebrities and influential personalities who have a led their voice to the cause and members of the civil society dedicated to attaining the SDGs in a timely manner.
The 55 speakers at the virtual summit include dignitaries from the United Nations and the Indian government, corporate leaders, environmental activists and cultural icons.
Preliminary projections from the UN system indicate that COVID-19 could lead to the first increase in global extreme poverty in over 20 years, since the Asian financial crisis of 1981. It could push 40 to 60 million people into extreme poverty and could double the incidence of food insecurity in the world.
The challenge for improving people’s lives after this crisis will be greater than ever, but the SDGs will help guide the path forward to ease suffering.
Be part of the change and build back better! Register for the virtual summit here.