UN Deputy Secretary-General to open UNAA Forum

UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, will open the virtual UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum on 20 April 2021.

As Special Advisor to former Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Ms Mohammed led the process that resulted in global agreement around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

She is now Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Group, which is overseeing the implementation of the SDGs.

Ms Mohammed joined the UN in 2012, after previously serving as Minister of Environment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria where she steered the country’s efforts on climate action and efforts to protect the natural environment.

2021’s Major SDGs event in Australia

On 20 and 21 April 2021, the UN Association of Australia (UNAA) 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). Now that it will be virtual, it has the scope to reach a national and international audience.

While the major focus will be partnerships to progress the SDGs, discussion sessions will run under four of the UN’s top priorities: Gender Equality; Justice and Human Rights; Climate and Planet and Poverty and Inequality.

Sessions will also be run around partnering with the UN, partnering at the national and city level and partnering with young people. Discussions will be led by experts around issues such as Modern Slavery; Sustainable Finance; Women in Leadership and Biodiversity.

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