“We want everybody on deck!” The world’s ‘to do record’ is lengthy and time is working out, says UN deputy chief at International Citizen Pageant

“For instance it like it’s: Our world is in nice hassle. And we face disaster after disaster: persons are struggling – and our planet is burning. Starvation is on the rise – and we have gotten increasingly more unequal. Struggle is raging – and human rights are underneath assault,” the Deputy Secretary-Common instructed the group gathered for the tenth 12 months in New York’s iconic Central Park.

There may be hope!

“However let me additionally let you know this: we aren’t hopeless… are we?” she requested and rallied competition attendees noting a few of the transformative targets that may be achieved with united motion: “A world of peace will not be unimaginable. A world free from excessive starvation will not be unimaginable. And widening inequalities will not be unimaginable.

The International Citizen Pageant is an annual music occasion the place followers take motion to finish excessive poverty to win free tickets. It brings collectively artists, activists, world leaders, philanthropists, enterprise leaders, and extra. This 12 months’s gathering was held in two areas – New York and, for the primary time, the Ghanaian capital, Accra.

The competition is timed to coincide with the annual high-level opening of the United Nations Common Meeting to leverage alternatives to safe political and monetary commitments from authorities, enterprise and philanthropic leaders to defeat poverty, demand fairness and defend the planet.

“Will you be the change we count on?

On Saturday night, Ms. Mohammed instructed the cheering crowd {that a} actually peaceable world, freed from poverty and starvation “is the world we promised ourselves, by way of the Agenda 2030 Nations and International Targets,” referring to the 17-point plan of motion to finish poverty, defend the planet, and enhance lives and alternatives for everybody, in all places.

However she warned that point is working out – quick. “Simply look pakistan and the tragedy of an excessive climate occasion. And there shall be one other one tomorrow,” and stated, “We’ve got a critical ‘To do record‘ – these are the 17 International Targets – and we’d like all of your arms on deck.

Inform the residents of the world gathered in New York that they have to maintain world leaders to account and demand truthful local weather motion, gender equality and social justice now.

“Your voices matter. Your actions matter. Flip your frustrations into constructive change,” Ms. Mohammed stated, and added, “We guess on you. I guess on you. subsequent: will you be the change we count on? will you be the change we count on?