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SDG Planning Calendar 2020

SDS Organizational Credibility Development Project

UNESCO Chair Programme

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)

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Audrey Azoulay’ tweet on the passing of Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, master of Persian traditional music

Shajarian was a legend and a living monument of Iranian traditional music. He received both UNESCO Picasso medal and Mozart medal, as a recognition of his unparalleled talent, and commitment to artistic freedom.
The UN World Food Programme has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

The UN World Food Programme (WFP), which provides lifesaving food assistance to millions across the world – often in extremely dangerous and hard-to-access conditions – has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
UN supporting ‘trapped’ domestic violence victims during COVID-19 pandemic

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) says that domestic violence was already one of the greatest human rights violations. Some 243 million women and girls (aged 15-49) have been subjected to sexual or physical violence by an intimate partner in the last 12 months, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, this number is likely to grow.
What COVID-19 Can Teach Us About Sustainability

Sustainability is the concept of maintaining equitable conditions across not only socioeconomic and geographic barriers, but also across generations and through time. Sustainability seeks to demonstrate that there is a way for society to progress and prosper in harmony with the planet. It’s about maintaining a healthy balance between people and the environment.
How responsible investors should respond to the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis?

The COVID-19 pandemic – and the global response to it – is a serious threat not only to global health, but to our communities, our economies and our investments. the investors can and should act now to help reduce harmful impacts including: the direct effect on public health, the severity of the associated economic slowdown, the deepening of inequality in societies and the resulting impacts of all of the above on mental health.
United Nations 75th anniversary in 2020, the biggest- ever global conversation on the role of global cooperation in building the future we want.

Tackling issues such as the climate crisis, inequality, new patterns of violence and the major changes we are seeing in population and technology in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals - our shared vision for the future - will require cooperation across borders, sectors and generations.
Global Risks Report 2020

The 15th edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report is published as critical risks are manifesting. The global economy is facing an increased risk of stagnation, climate change is striking harder and more rapidly than expected, and fragmented cyberspace threatens the full potential of next-generation technologies — all while citizens worldwide protest political and economic conditions and voice concerns about systems that exacerbate inequality. The challenges before us demand immediate collective action, but fractures within the global community appear to only be widening. Stakeholders need to act quickly and with purpose within an unsettled global landscape.
SDS Int'l Group as IRAN Regional Action Center of Global Understanding (UNESCO Chair Program) will support Zahra Nemati OLY to partake at Tokyo 2020 - Test Events

As in May 2018, president of Global Understanding (GU) Regional Action Center in Iran, by acclamation, designated Zahra Nemati OLY as the first Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Ambassador, now, IRAN Regional Action Center of Global Understanding (UNESCO Chair Program) is supporting Zahra Nemati OLY as its UNSDGs Ambassador in The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games – Ready Steady Tokyo, Test Events.
World Oceans Day 2019: Gender and the Ocean

This year, we strive to build greater ocean and gender literacy, and to discover possible ways to promote gender equality in ocean-related activities such as marine scientific research, fisheries, labour at sea, migration by sea and human trafficking, as well as policy-making and management.
The World Green Building Council has published a new net-zero report.

The Advancing Net Zero project aims to accelerate the uptake of net zero carbon buildings to 100 per cent in 2050, an initiative which they highlight is critical to limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius by the midpoint of the 21st Century.

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