September 24-25, 2018 New York saw Sustainable Development Impact Summit, organized by The World Economic Forum in the framework of 73th Session of the UN General Assembly. CEO of Lake Baikal Foundation Anastasia Tsvetkova spoke at 12 sub-forums devoted to such issues as water security, oceans’ pollution, delivering the SDGs through science-based targets, governing climate-related financial risks and other topics related to sustainable development of modern global community.
The annual Summit aims to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement commitments deepening public-private cooperation with wider application of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies.
This year the event welcomed 700 business, government, civil society and academic leaders from more than 70 countries. It is important to note that the work at the Summit was organized in task force groups format. Each group was led by a moderator. By the end of each discussion the participants have issued strategic papers with definitive solutions of existing global problems, which will be sent to and taken to task by The World Economic Forum, business leaders and international organizations.
Anastasia Tsvetkova was the only representative of Russian non-profit sector at the Summit. Additionally to her speeches on 12 items of sustainable development agenda, she was a moderator of a meeting of Global Shapers Community and CEO of UNICEF Henrietta H. Fore. During the meeting they discussed a new project by UNICEF «Generation Unlimited», aiming to ensure that every young person is in education, learning, training or employment by 2030. The key point of the discussion was consolidation of role of the young in different countries’ social structure.
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