SDG Forum 2022
From everyone, for everyone, by everyone.
The fifth edition of the SDG Forum took place on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 in Flagey.
This day was marked by inspiring speakers such as Guillame LaFortune (vice-president of SDSN Paris), debates, interactive sessions and information stands.
The central thread through all of this remained ‘SDGs: From everyone, for everyone and by everyone’.
On 25 September 2015, all 193 UN member states, on behalf of their populations, signed a new agenda with 2030 as its horizon. It contains seventeen goals - the Sustainable Development Goals - to get our world back on track towards sustainable development.
The SDGs aim to tackle the most important, global challenges in social, economic and ecological terms. They thereby have a strong emphasis on the principle of leaving no-one behind. If these goals are not achieved, this will come at a cost to the planet, to ourselves and mostly for future generations.
The SDGs are largely an ‘us’ story. Every individual, every business, every organisation, every authority at any level, has something to contribute and they should ideally do so together. The SDGs break with the pigeon-holing of the past and will ideally lead to unexpected partnerships to help rid the world of the concerns that we share.