SDGs at the Opening of a High-level Ministerial Segment at United Nations

UN Secretary-General and his SDG Advocate, Richard Curtis, underscore the urgency of the 2030 Agenda.


On the 16th of July, SDG Advocate Richard Curtis gave a keynote address at the opening of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) High Level Segment and opening of the High-level Political Ministerial Segment. He focused on three themes:

  • Partnership

  • Urgency

  • Opportunity

Richard Curtis

UN Secretary-General António Guterres

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, proceeded Mr. Curtis with opening remarks to the ECOSOC High-level Segment. His sentiment was much the same as Mr. Curtis, calling on the assembled dignitaries to remember the urgency of the SDGs as 2020 approaches to mark the final decade before the deadline of Agenda 2030.

Ben Schaare