On 20 and 21 April, the UN Association of Australia brought 350 people together from across Australia and around the world to discuss and workshop the partnerships needed to progress the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read the Forum Communique here.
The Forum was opened by UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed and Australian Foreign Minister Senator the Honourable Marise Payne.
The Forum presented:
“Thank you so much for this wonderful two-day forum! It was truly enriching and engaging with outstanding guest speakers. I was pleased to join online from the land of the Gadigal people. Thanks again and looking forward to progressing the SDGs together.”
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Some 40 entrepreneurs, universities, government agencies, not for profits and schools will showcase what they are doing to progress the SDGs.
Throughout the two days of the Forum, businesses, government agencies, start-ups and community groups will showcase what they are doing to progress the SDGs.
In individual virtual rooms, Showcasers will display video content and details about their work. Contact details will enable Delegates to connect with exhibitors throughout the Forum.
Then, from 1pm to 2pm on Wednesday 21 April, Delegates and Showcasers will be able to chat during a special live session.
We hope this provides a springboard for exciting new ways for Delegates and Showcasers to collaborate and partner with each other to advance the SDGs.
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23 February 2021
UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, will open the virtual UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum on 20 April 2021.
As Special Advisor to former Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Ms Mohammed led the process that resulted in global agreement around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
She is now Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Group, which is overseeing the implementation of the SDGs.
Ms Mohammed joined the UN in 2012, after previously serving as Minister of Environment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria where she steered the country’s efforts on climate action and efforts to protect the natural environment.
8 February 2021
Zoos Victoria will be a key partner in the delivery of the 2021 UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum.
Zoos Victoria will lead a session to discuss the work being done globally to ensure the effectiveness of the UN Summit on Biodiversity to be held in May. The Summit will seek to adopt a global biodiversity framework which includes ambitious global, national targets that can be implemented at a global, national and community scale by 2050.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said last year that by “living in harmony with nature, we can avert the worst impacts of climate change and recharge biodiversity for the benefit of people and the planet”.
Zoos Victoria’s Director of Wildlife Conservation and Science, Dr Sally Sherwen, will lead this conversation. Dr Sherwen leads a dynamic team of scientists and specialists that develop and deliver strategic programs in conservation, animal welfare, education, and environmental sustainability.
“From the devastating bushfires that swept the country followed by the global pandemic, the events of 2020 highlighted how critical it is for us to re-examine our relationship with nature,” Dr Sherwen said. “There is a way forward for us if we better value our interconnectedness on this planet.”
Dr Sherwen will be joined in this session by Rachel Lowry, Chief Conservation Officer, WWF Australia and Trent Clews-De Castella, Co-Founder, PHORIA.
Rachel leads a team at WWF Australia focused on delivering transformational conservation results across Healthy Land and Seascapes, Threatened Species, Climate and Food Security.
PHORIA uses the storytelling power of Augmented and Virtual Reality to raise awareness for social impact causes aligned with the SDGs. In 2019, REWILD Our Planet used social Augmented Reality experiences to encourage people to restore balance to the natural world. Developed in partnership with Netflix, WWF, Google, and the ArtScience Museum, this installation highlighted how extensively human activity has damaged wildlife and wild places.