Global Goals Week of Expo 2020 Dubai

Global Goals Week is one of the 10 thematic weeks of the Expo 2020 Dubai Program for People and Planet. The third of the 17 global objectives is "Good Health and Well-Being"

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For the first time in its history, Global Goals Week leaves the United Nations General Assembly in New York City and will come to life in Expo 2020 Dubai from 15 to 22 January. 

With more than 20 special events, Expo 2020 Dubai will bring together partners, activists and supporters from around the world to mobilize and accelerate momentum on global goals.

Global Goals Week of Expo 2020

Global Goals Week is one of them 10 thematic weeks of the "Program for People and Planet"Of Expo 2020 Dubai.

The Global Goals Week of Expo 2020 Dubai will bring the world together to mobilize and accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and drive global change for a more sustainable future for all by 2030.

Global Goals - Al Wasl

Expo 2020 Dubai, the first universal exhibition in Arab territory, with a series of events scheduled for the thematic week, wants to underline the need for the world to work together to achieve global goals by 2030.

Global Goals Week will convene world leaders, among others: Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General, Expo 2020 Dubai; HE Mohammed Al-Najjar, Minister of Water and Irrigation, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations; Sanda Ojiambo, COO and Executive Director, UN Global Compact e Jerome Foster II, White House Advisor, White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council.

Global Goals Week in the Italian Pavilion 

Padiglione Italia Expo 2020 vista dall'alto

The thematic week dedicated to the Global Goals will see the participation of Italy with its excellence and its proposals in the commitment to sustainable and inclusive economic growth, as anticipated in the pre-Expo global digital event last March.

What must we do together today for a better world in 2030?

This is the question that the organizers, participating countries and organizations tried to answer during the talk on 10 March, entitled Global Goals.

For Italy intervened: Patrizia Lombardi, Vice Rector of the Turin Polytechnic, President of the Coordination Committee of the University Network for Sustainable Development - RUS - “The commitment of the University Network for Sustainable Development for the Global Goals”; Luigi Pasquali Coordinator of Leonardo's Space Activities and Chief Executive Officer of Telespazio - “The challenge of aerospace technologies to reconcile the needs for the future of the planet: sustainability and development”; Giulio Lo Iacono Head of Planning, Management and Monitoring of Transversal Activities of the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development - AsviS - “Encouraging sustainability with a multi-stakeholder commitment: the experience of the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS)”; Carlo Ratti Co-designer of the Italian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai - “Circular connections: bringing nature into the urban environment. A reflection on design "e Ana Patricio Coordinator for Sustainability & Stakeholders Eni Angola - “Working together to support a just transition”.

During the Global Goals Week at Expo 2020 Dubai, the Italian Pavilion will host a program full of events and initiatives dedicated to the study and promotion of the sustainable development goals.

Sustainable Development Agenda and Global Goals 

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an action program for people, the planet and prosperity signed in September 2015 by the governments of the 193 member countries of the UN.

World leaders agreed 17 global goals (officially known as the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs). These goals are aimed at creating a better world by 2030, ending poverty, fighting inequality and addressing the urgency of climate change. At the heart of the global objectives, guaranteeing human rights. 

What are the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs

The 17 SDGs are the worldwide "to do" list. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivation must go hand in hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequalities and stimulate economic growth, while also addressing climate change and working to preserve oceans and forests.

These are urgent priorities for all countries. The COVID-19 pandemic, which began as a health crisis and quickly became a human and socioeconomic crisis, highlighted the need for an SDG framework and showed the progress that can be made when the world works together.

The Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs are therefore the roadmap to a better future for all and discrimination of any kind - based on race, sexuality, gender identity, ability, religion - will only erode progress and undermine innovations that could get closer to that future. 

Today, the Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG) in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) provides substantial support and capacity-building for the SDGs and their related thematic issues, including water, energy, climate, oceans, urbanization, transport, science and technology. The Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR), partnerships and Small Island Developing States, plays a key role in evaluating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda at the United Nations system level and in advocacy and outreach activities related to the SDGs. In order to make the 2030 Agenda a reality, a broad appropriation of the SDGs must result in a strong commitment by all stakeholders to implement the global goals. DSDG aims to facilitate this commitment.

Objective 3 - To ensure health and well-being for all and for all ages

With the goal 3 we want to ensure a healthy life and promote well-being for all at all ages.

To achieve sustainable development, it is essential to ensure a healthy life and promote the well-being of all at all ages. Great progress has been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the most common causes of death related to infant and maternal mortality. Significant progress has been made in accessing clean water and sanitation, in reducing malaria, tuberculosis, polio and the spread of HIV / AIDS. Despite this, many more efforts are needed to completely eradicate a wide variety of diseases and address a number of diverse health issues, whether recent or persistent over time.

Goals by 2030

  • Reduce the global maternal mortality rate to less than 70 for every 100,000 live births;
  • End preventable deaths of infants and children under 5 years of age. All countries should seek to reduce neonatal mortality to at least 12 for every 1,000 live births and the mortality of children under 5 to at least 25 per 1,000 live births;
  • End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases; combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases
  • Reduce premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases by a third through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being
  • Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol
  • Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services, including family planning, information, education and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programs
  • Achieve universal health coverage, including protection from financial risks, access to essential quality health care services and safe, effective, quality and affordable access to basic medicines and vaccines for all
  • Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil contamination and pollution
  • Strengthen the implementation of the Regulatory Framework of the World Health Organization Convention on Tobacco Control in an appropriate manner in all countries
  • Support the research and development of vaccines and drugs for communicable and non-communicable diseases that mainly affect developing countries; provide access to essential and affordable medicines and vaccines, in accordance with the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health, which affirms the right of developing countries to make full use of the provisions of the Agreement on Business Aspects of Rights of Intellectual Property containing the so-called “flexibilities” to protect public health and, in particular, to provide access to medicines for all;
  • Significantly increase funding for health and for the selection, training, development and retention of health personnel in developing countries, especially the least developed and small island developing states