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Global Goals. Local Leaders.

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals requires powerful collaborations between all sectors of society, but particularly, through local leadership is that we can propel powerful synergies to move forward. It is up to us, at our homes, our work spaces and neighborhoods to transform the world by 2030.

Monthly U.N. Info Sessions


Interested on the work of the United Nations & its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

 

Join us every month in our virtual United Nations Info Sessions “UN INFO SESSION” that highlight how the UN’s work relates directly to our communities. Explore how the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are localized within San Diego County as businesses, nonprofit and grassroots organizations are aligning their services and products with the SDGs framework.

For information on our upcoming UN INFO SESSION please visit our Facebook Events page.

Past U.N. Info Sessions

May 2020: Impoverished Seniors, a Challenge for Sustainable Development

The U.S. census reports an unprecedented growth of the population ages 65 and older. San Diego County alone is home to 1/2 million people over the age 65 and that number is expected to hit 1 million by 2030. In addition, seniors are highly impacted by poverty. Disappearing pensions and inadequate retirement benefits are leaving more older Americans behind.

April 2020: Gun Violence Prevention

Gun violence in the United States has become widespread counting now more than 1.2 million U.S. citizens shot between 2010 and 2020. There is no single way to address violence as it is a multi-source, cross-cutting issue.

The globally agreed-upon Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a powerful synergistic agenda addressing the very root causes of violence. They emphasize the need to reduce inequalities, promote health and wellbeing, reduce poverty and hunger, advance gender equality and build strong institutions. Join us for an engaging interview featuring our partner, San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention (SD4GVP).


February 2020: Food Security

As of today, there are 400,000 individuals in San Diego County alone classified as food insecure. This statistic includes more than 160,000 children! We believe – together with many from our local and international community – that it is possible to eradicate hunger within the next generation. Committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) we are working jointly to achieve this goals and specifically SDG #2: Zero Hunger to achieve food security across the globe by 2030.

In this info session we welcome Alicia Saake, Chief Operations Officer at Feeding San Diego. Learn about Feeding San Diego food rescue programs that combat climate change and to nourish our neighbors across S.D. County with their hunger-relief programs.


January 2020: A Kumeyaay Perspective on Sustainability

Join our discussion with Michael Connolly Miskwish, councilman of the Campo Tribe, Kumeyaay Indians. The local #sustainability advocate is the founder and director of one of the first tribal Environmental Protection Agencies in the U.S. In #Laguna Mountains, Michael promotes renewable energy production as a means of economic sovereignty for Campo tribe members and researches how traditional ways of life enhance our relationship with nature in the modern world.


December 2019: Human Rights Violations in Human Trafficking

In preparation of the International Human Rights Day on December 10, join our monthly U.N. INFO Session to learn about human trafficking from Andrea Garcia, a local advocate for survivors at the Free to Thrive legal clinic.


Previous Non-recorded U.N. Info Sessions

May 2019 | Non-Binary Gender Identification

April 2019 | Torture: Realities & Consequences

Jan 2019 | Borders Realities & Immigration

Nov 2018 | The Right to Democracy

Oct 2018 | Climate Action SDG13

Sept 2018 | Our Planet Just How Strange is It

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