Earlier in January, UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) officially launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The major target is to fulfill all those goals globally by 2030.
As a call to action for the goals, UNDP holds annual conference in different countries, called the Social Good Summit. This year, for the first time, Indonesia hosts the conference. Themed 2030 Now: Connecting Today, Creating Tomorrow, the conference was held on Thursday, September 29 at the Warehouse of Plaza Indonesia. It discusses urgent issues in Indonesia with leaders, entrepreneurs and influencers. Among the key speakers at the one-day conference are Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fishery Susi Pudjiastuti, UN Indonesia Resident Coordinator Douglas Broderick, SDGs Movers Reza Rahadian and Ronald Liem and Knowledge Ambassador of Ministry of Communications & Information Technology Christian Sugiono.
Attended by scholars, journalists and youngsters, the conference encourages youths in this digital era to create betterment for their country. “Memorise the 17 sustainable development goals in your daily work. Be involved, be engaged, and be studious. You will have many ideas but strive for the one big, golden idea. Make the news or no one will hear about your dreams. Constantly strive to make one new contact every day. And take small steps to bring about large opportunities,” said Broderick.
Watch and share the video as a reminder to create changes for Indonesia.