On 25 September 2015, world leaders agreed to a definitive plan for the planet and the people on it by adopting 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These 17 Goals were partially built on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), while including new areas such as climate change, inequality, sustainable consumption and production, peace and justice, among other priorities. The SDGs apply to all countries and they are highly interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another. 193 governments signed up - if they stick to the plan the results will be extraordinary.
It has already been two years. To check if we are on track, and are world leaders sticking to the pledge. For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people.
Together with Global Call to Action against Poverty, UN-Habitat Youth, SERAC-Bangladesh is hosting this event, and it will organize a nationwide campaign to support SDGs on social media by generating voices of youth of Bangladesh . The event will engage hundreds of young people, policy makers, development partners, and stakeholders by encouraging them to take a selfie and share with #Act4SDGs #GlobalDayofAction #SERAC_Bangladesh #UNHabitatYouth and #GCAP hashtags on September 25, 2017 in Bangladesh.
The selfie images can be shared with special messages along with hashtags. Projecting more than 500 youths from 8 divisions of Bangladesh would be able to take on the social media on the Global Day of Action.
For details and instructions of the campaign, please follow our Facebook event here: https://web.facebook.com/events/1514711688618997/