“Dear World Leaders. We Are Watching You. We are uniting with incredible activists across the world to demand you keep your #GlobalGoals promise. We need you to act faster. #ForPeopleForPlanet. Retweet to show your support.”
Today, 2020 global advocates and activists from around the world launched an Open Letter to world leaders, calling for urgent action to drive progress on the Global Goals, to fight poverty, inequality and the climate crisis.
5 years ago, at the United Nations, 193 countries committed to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development – a historic plan to end extreme poverty, conquer inequality and fix the climate crisis. As we are heading into 2020 and the Decade of Action on the Sustainable Development Goals, we need to act decisively and courageously to make sure we drive action and deliver.
The letter has been signed by 2020 influential and passionate advocates for the Global Goals across issues, geographies and generations. Among them are 20 of the world’s most iconic and leading activists – from Nobel Peace Prize laureates Malala Yousafzai and Nadia Murad, to Tarana Burke (founder of Me Too), Patrisse Cullors (co-founder of Black Lives Matter), Obiageli Ezekwesili (Bring Back Our Girls), great environmentalists Dr Jane Goodall DBE and Yann Arthus-Bertrand, as well as 14 year young Fridays for Future organiser Alexandria Villaseñor.
The signatories hope that this letter will help grab leaders attention and get them to really use these coming year to come up with the finance, leadership and solutions we need, especially at big critical moments in 2020.
It's great to see that a number of advocates from the SDG2 Advocacy Hub and the Chefs' Manifesto have signed the letter and are sharing the campaign across their social channels! Find all signatories listed on globalgoals.org.