Expo talks - global goals

The need to build a more dignified and just world brought together experts, Expo partners and international participants, alongside renowned humanitarians and a blockbuster filmmaker, at Expo 2020 Dubai’s latest virtual thematic program, Expo Talks: Global Goals.

Expo talks - global goals

Held in association with the United Nations on 9th and 10th March, 2021, the event explored the innovative solutions and concrete actions needed to turn the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a blueprint to eradicate poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change by 2030 – into reality.

Highlighting the UAE’s commitment to the goals and its convening power to galvanise global action, Expo Talks: Global Goals, available on-demand, outlined why the world needs urgent progress on the SDGs, why everyone must be involved, and how Expo 2020 will bring the SDGs to life across its entire visitor experience.

Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, Director-General of Expo 2020 Dubai, and Chair of the National Committee on the Sustainable Development Goals, said, "The SDGs reflect crucial issues that are relevant to us every single one of us. They are at the heart of Expo 2020 Dubai and will cut across our programming in all manner of ways, from spotlighting how countries are placing sustainable development at the core of their strategies, to actively engaging, informing and inspiring millions of citizens to make a conscious difference.

The expo is already supporting several innovative, on-the-ground projects that are working to achieving the SDGs. Under the theme "Small Steps, Big Leaps: Simple Solutions for Sustainable Impact". The Global Best Practice Programme will spotlight numerous projects over the 182 days of the expo that localise the SDGs and can be adapted, replicated, and scaled for enhanced global impact.

Global Goals is the ninth in a series of 10 thematic talks, launched in October 2020 with Space, bringing together influential policymakers, thought-leaders, expo participants and the public to help shape the thought-provoking content and conversations taking place during Expo 2020.