Whilst the Global North holds one quarter of the world’s population and controls four-fifths of the world’s income, the Global South inversely bears three quarters of the world’s population and has access to only one fifth of the world’s income.
The SDGs Impact Summit has been specifically conceptualised to bridge this economic and resource divide, by unlocking borders, unleashing innovation and localising solutions to address complex world issues and explore solutions to achieve the SDGs by 2030.
A high-level international forum with a special focus on unlocking the potential of a collaboration between the Global North and South in accelerating action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Thought-provoking, solutions oriented plenary and breakout sessions, a live hackathon and speed-talks.
Attended by 500+ global delegates across government, media, celebrity, industry leaders, civil society, NGOs, young activists, corporates and enterprise.
An interactive space for coalition building and to galvanise action within and with the Global South across four areas: People, Prosperity, Planet and Partnerships.
End poverty in all its forms everywhere
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Reduce inequality within and among countries
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
Hello! India Power of Giving Gala Ball & Changemakers Awards, 2020
A night to inspire as the world congregates to recognise, reflect and reward the globe’s most prominent changemakers.
The event will see a number of high profile and lesser known cross-continental trailblazers take to the spotlight to share their stories and visions for the future as we look back on the impact of the Social Development Goals and prepare to enter a crucial decade leading up to the 2030 SDG targets.
Hello! India Power of Giving Issue, January 2020
The special issue will congregate an exclusive list of personalities, young activists, power brokers and business leaders, politicians and policy influencers, to celebrate their contributions, commitments, initiatives and influence aligned to the SDGs.
This year’s special issue builds on the success of the 2015 Hello! India Magazine collaboration with the Global Goals campaign, launched to popularise the United Nations’ SDGs. The changemakers that were profiled included
GGWCup for Gender Equality, Mumbai, 2020
The Global Goals World Cup is an initiative of GGWC, who host a tournament whereby teams qualify by choosing to represent one of the 17 SDG goals – SDG 5: Gender Equality. The GGWC has seen over 4,000 women play in the tournaments since 2016 and have produced over 22,500 actions for the Goals – with some even changing laws.
In Mumbai 2020, the GGWC will take on a unique new mixed gender celebrity ‘All Star’ format with some of the biggest names from the entertainment industry. From Bollywood to the sports industry, various celebrities and personalities will come together to form their all-star 5-aside mixed gender teams and battle it out on the football pitch in the name of a Global Goal of their choice.
AGENDA 2030 INDIA + SDGS HUBS
With India representing one seventh of the world’s population, the world cannot achieve its SDGs targets without India’s support. Agenda 2030 India is an ambitious, 10-year plan commencing in 2020 to help India accelerate progress to achieving its SDG targets by 2030.
We will launch SDGs Hubs for each SDG with a focus on cross-sector collaboration aligned to the Indian government’s national and local agendas. We will unlock the collective strength of people, ideas, networks and technologies to accelerate the pace of progress, with a focus on galvanising action from NGOs, popular culture stars, young changemakers, technologists, activists, corporates, brands, media and civil society.
"In some parts of the world, students are going to school every day. It's their normal life. But in other parts of the world, we are starving for education... it's like a precious gift. It's like a diamond…"
“Women acting on their own can do what all the philanthropic organizations in the world can never accomplish: change the unwritten rule that women are lesser than men. Our role, as we see it, is to make targeted investments that give women the opportunity to write new rules.”
“If we want to create a world that is healthier and fairer, it is essential that we work together to provide everyone with access to clean water and better sanitation”
“It is still not too late to act. It will take a far-reaching vision, it will take courage, it will take fierce, fierce determination to act now, to lay the foundations where we may not know all the details about how to shape the ceiling. In other words, it will take cathedral thinking. I ask you to please wake up and make changes required possible.”
“We reaffirm that supporting development is not charity, but is instead one of the smartest investments we can make in our own future. After all, it is a lack of development -- when people have no education, and no jobs, and no hope, a feeling that their basic human dignity is being violated -- that helps fuel so much of the tensions and conflict and instability in our world.”
“You can’t make the world a better place without business being involved, because business make 70% of jobs, but if the world is full of climate disasters, extreme poverty and therefore no purchasing power, and conflict, business won’t be able to thrive either. So, the relationship between a better world and better business is a perfect one.”