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We The People #ACT4SDGS

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On the occasion of the second anniversary of the SDGs on 25th September 2017, we are calling for actions across the world to tell people about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The launch of the SDGs on 25th September 2015 was a ground-breaking plan signed by 193 world leaders at the United Nations. Seventeen Goals to build a better world for everyone by 2030. Two years the people raise their voices and tell the world how we are doing.
“We The People Taking Action for the SDGs – #Act4SDGs” is a joint campaign convened by The UN SDG Action Campaign, the World We Want 2030, the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) and Action for Sustainable Development. It calls for organizations and citizens to act on the SDGs on 25th September – a Global Day of Action.
Events in marginalised communities and with politicians in capitals are combined with photo stunts, making their demands and voices heard regarding inequality, poverty and other concerns of the people.
#Act4SDGs Voices is a video series of youth, women, older people, indigenous people, people with disabilities, Dalits and others. It aims to provide an insight into different perspectives and a window into the situation of communities.
As part of the Global Day of Action, the #Act4SDGs social media campaign amplified through Thunderclapencourages citizens to take action for the SDGs, and to tell leaders how we are doing through the global MY World 2030 survey.

The MY World 2030 survey answers will help feed into the UN’s and governments’ monitoring of progress on these Goals, raising awareness of important issues and giving a ‘people’s perspective’ from the ground, in real-time.More information about MY World 2030 is available here: about.myworld2030.org
We believe every action counts to turn promises into reality and to advance the Sustainable Development Agenda, for the benefit of all.
Find out below how you can take action for Sustainable Development and make a difference.

The International Day of Peace

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The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.” For the text of the U.N. Resolution, From education to the arts, social justice to sports, health to the environment, neighborhood issues to service for others, there are many ways to participate in Peace Day! We invite you to create a public or private activity related to peace, spread the word about Peace Day and/or attend an event in your community. 2017 Peace Day Theme: Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.
LEARN MORE about this year’s theme and the UN’s TOGETHER campaign.