Making connections and sharing knowledge are key if we are to achieve all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. At the opening week of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, the SDG Philanthropy Platform convened leaders across sectors for multiple events to highlight philanthropy’s role in the SDGs, report on implementation progress in the Platform’s target countries, and facilitate partnerships.
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As Lauren Whitehead, Program Manager at BRAC, emphasized, “Ambitious goals like the SDGs require ambitious measures.”
One common theme that emerged from the events was the importance of cross-sector collaboration in identifying gaps to close and developing solutions. As more stakeholders from diverse backgrounds join the conversation on SDG implementation, new perspectives can help shed light on effective methods of addressing the world’s most pressing issues.
From speakers’ experiences, one lesson is clear – we will not be able to achieve the SDGs if we continue with business as usual. We as a global community must work together and take innovative new approaches to solve the problems identified by the 17 goals.
Read the full article by Melissa Blackerby published by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
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