Expo 2020 Dubai has teamed up with the United Nations to bring together the change-makers on a single platform in a bid to galvanise action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their latest virtual thematic programme, Expo Talks: Global Goals.
The two-day event, which concluded on March 10, explored the innovative solutions and concrete actions needed to turn the SDGs – a blueprint to eradicate poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change by 2030 – into reality.
The need to build a more dignified and just world brought together experts, Expo partners and international participants – alongside renowned humanitarians and a blockbuster film-maker – for the Expo talks, said the organisers.
Emphasising on a time-bound solution, Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai and Chair of the National Committee on the Sustainable Development Goals, said: “We have less than a decade left – we must all work together to build on the progress made so far, to continue to work together to make the Global Goals a reality and build a cleaner, safer, healthier, more inclusive future for all.”
Global Goals is the ninth in a series of 10 thematic talks – launched in October 2020 – bringing together influential policymakers, thought-leaders, Expo participants and the public to help shape the thought-provoking content and conversations taking place during Expo 2020.