Press Release

New York, New York - SDSN Youth and Human Act are partnering this December raise awareness worldwide about the Move Humanity initiative, which aims to close the global financing gap for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by mobilizing  1% of the richest individuals’ wealth towards the implementation of the SDGs. This could lift  1 billion people out of extreme poverty, save more than 6 million children per year from dying from preventable diseases before their fifth birthday, put 263 million children through primary and secondary school, and give future generations a chance by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing resilience to climate change.

There will be several events and online campaigns taking place between Nov 30th and December 16th in Greece, Turkey (Ankara and Istanbul), Russia, Korea, Philippines, Bhutan, Nigeria, Rwanda, Ecuador, Brazil, Canada, Sweden, Hong Kong, and Australia. The goal of the events and the campaign is to raise awareness about this initiative and inspire billionaires to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.

  SDSN Youth Philippines hosted the first of their three events on Nov 30th. Participants posted as the Move Humanity logo to experience the concept of supporting each other.  Photo: Xavier Peredo

SDSN Youth Philippines hosted the first of their three events on Nov 30th. Participants posted as the Move Humanity logo to experience the concept of supporting each other. Photo: Xavier Peredo

Lead by SDSN Youth’s Network Coordinators and SDG Coordinators, each event is anticipating around 300~500 students and community members to participate. Experts, professors, organization representatives from relevant fields are invited to join the events as panelists and keynote speakers. Along with speeches and presentations, video messages from Mr. Djaffar Shalchi, Founder and Executive Director of Move Humanity, Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of SDSN, and Mr. Siamak Sam Loni, Global Coordinator of SDSN Youth will be presented to participants to deepen their understanding of the urgency of closing the SDG financing gap. Refreshments and merchandises, made possible by Move Humanity’s generous support, will create a fun and engaging environment for participants to learn about the SDGs and discuss how they can contribute.

 

This event series is made possible by the generosity and support of Move Humanity.

 

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About SDSN Youth

In 2012, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) to mobilize global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical problem solving for sustainable development, including the design and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals at local, national and global scales. In 2015, the SDSN launched its youth initiative (SDSN Youth) to empower youth globally to create sustainable development solutions.

SDSN Youth educates young people about the Sustainable Development Goals and provides opportunities for them to pioneer innovative solutions to address the world's biggest challenges.

 

About Human Act

Human Act is a worldwide development organization that aims to make a difference in the life of the millions of people living in extreme poverty, guided by love, nonviolence, purpose, humility, courage, generosity, empathy, forgiveness, joy, and transparency.  Move Humanity is Human Act’s flagship campaign and aims to mobilize an additional $91 billion toward the implementation of the SDGs by advocating for an increase in private development assistance (PDA) from the worlds wealthiest individuals.

 

For more information, follow #MoveHumanity on Twitter or visit:

https://sdsnyouth.org/ 

https://movehumanity.org/.

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Contact Information

Name: Isabel Pérez Dobarro

Email: isabel.perez-dobarro@sdsnyouth.org