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Global leaders meet for the 76th UN General Assembly

Blogs Published: September 20, 2021 11:24 am

A series of high-level events will be streamed online this week as the 76th session of the UN General Assembly gets under way.

Starting today, September 20th, world leaders will come together to discuss what action is needed to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which were adopted in 2015 as part of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives of everyone around the world by 2030.

As a socially motivated bank, Unity Trust Bank supports organisations that positively contribute to social, economic, and environmental needs and we align our operations and practices to this globally recognised framework for achieving a better and more sustainable future.

The Assembly’s focus will be on some of today’s most urgent challenges – racism and discrimination, climate change and biodiversity loss and the need for renewable energy and sustainable food systems.

People around the world will be able to watch the events via UN Web TV, and we warmly encourage our customers, partners and shareholders to tune in too:

They include:

September 20 – SDG Moment

World leaders discuss the urgent actions needed  to achieve the SDGs

September 22 – Durban+20

The 20th anniversary of the UN’s blueprint to address racism, xenophobia and intolerance

September 23 – Food Systems Summit

Spotlight on how to transform the way the world produces, consumes and thinks about food

September 24 – High-level Dialogue on Energy

Stakeholders set out plans for achieving access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050

To September 24 – SDG Media Zone

Focus on climate action, food systems, renewable energy, biodiversity and more

September 22 to 24 – SDG Action Zone

UNGA flagship event to discuss solutions to today’s most pressing issues – poverty and inequalities, gender and climate


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