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Sep 25, 2017 | General News

Citizens In Ghana And Around The Globe Call On World Leaders To Act On 2nd Anniversary Of SDGs (#ACT4SDGs)

By Abibiman Foundation

Today, on the 2nd anniversary of the SDGs, citizens in 109 countries around the world, including in Ghana, raise their voices and hold governments accountable to #ACT4SDGs.

Through the We the People ACT4SDGs campaign thousands of campaigners and ordinary citizens have come together around the anniversary and organised 834 events from Manila to Buenos Aires to Brussels, Mexico City and Nairobi, to create awareness on the SDGs, highlight local realities, and hold our governments accountable.

Kenneth Nana from Abibiman Foundation and GCAP Ghana said: “We urge our leaders to #ACT4SDGs and take urgent action to tackle poverty, inequality and climate change. We can work together to create a better, more fair world. Our future, our children’s future, and the future of our planet depends on it.’’

On 25 September 2015, world leaders agreed to a definitive plan for the planet and its people by adopting 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. If the 193 governments who signed the SDGs hold to their commitments, the results will be extraordinary. The SDGs could achieve:

  • An end to poverty by 2030 that condemns millions of people, especially women and girls, to an early death, poor education and ill health.
  • A turning point in the soaring levels of inequality and discrimination.
  • An accelerated transition to 100% renewable energy, ensuring policies that take care of people and planet.

Photos and stories from all parts of the world will be aggregated and showcased on for all to see how people take actions for SDGs.

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