Virtual UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum to be Australia’s major SDGs event for 2021

The UN is urging governments, companies, communities and individuals to fund and promote solutions to get the world back on track to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement.

On 20 and 21 April 2021, we will bring together governments of all levels, businesses, universities, start-ups, students and community organisations to hear from, and interact with, leading speakers from within the UN and from companies, universities and organisations which partner with the UN.

This will be the most significant event in Australia in 2021 to focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will also be UNAA’s major event for 2021 and, now that it will be electronic, it has the scope to be the most far-reaching event we have ever presented.

While the major focus will be partnerships to progress the SDGs, we will run discussion sessions under four streams – Gender Equality; Justice and Human Rights; Climate and Planet and Poverty and Inequality. These are four of the UN’s top ten priorities for 2021.

Forum Highlights:
– Gillian Triggs, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, UNHCR will speak live from Geneva as a special conclusion to Day 1

– Sessions around partnering with the UN; partnering at the national and city level and partnering with young people. Partnership Broker Victoria Thom will run an interactive workshop around creating sustainable partnerships.

– Speakers will include a range of UN leaders from around the world. Already confirmed: Janelle Weissman, ED, UN Women Australia; Professor James Cockayne, Visiting Professor, UN University Centre for Policy Research; Kylie Porter, Global Compact Network Australia.

– Nationally prominent speakers include Professor John Thwaites AM, Co-Chair, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN); Cassandra Goldie, CEO, Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), Grace Forrest, Co-founder Walk Free and Kylie Porter, Executive Director, Global Compact Network Australia.

– Sessions will be run around Modern Slavery; Beyond Reconciliation Action Plans; Sustainable Finance; Women in Leadership and Biodiversity.

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