Sustainable Development Impact Summit

Geneva, Switzerland
20–23 September 2021


For over a year, countries have struggled to address a pandemic that respects no borders, destroys lives and livelihoods, and deepens pre-existing global challenges like inequality, climate change and education. With less than a decade left to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, the fully virtual Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2021, hosted alongside the United Nations General Assembly, will bring together global leaders from diverse sectors, disciplines and geographies. Ensuring the world exits the pandemic stronger than it entered it will only be possible if leaders work together across sectors and borders to share and deploy know-how, innovation and promising approaches to accelerate the recovery.

Day 1 will cover how to revitalize economies by leveraging the new tools, policies, and technologies needed advance global cooperation.

Day 2 will work towards advancing an inclusive recovery that scales innovative policies and initiatives and embeds equity and justice across health systems, care, skills, education and society at large.

Day 3 will scale up climate action by moving from commitments to the actions needed to measure, finance and close the gap towards net zero emissions across countries and industries.

Day 4 will cover future food system to explore innovative levers that break silos, advance partnerships and galvanize action towards inclusive, equitable, sustainable and healthy food systems.


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