78th session of the UN General Assembly

World leaders gathered in New York for the opening of the 78th session of the General Assembly (UNGA 78) under the theme, “Rebuilding trust and reigniting global solidarity: Accelerating action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals towards peace, prosperity, progress and the sustainability for all.” The first day of the high-level General Debate was 19 September 2023.

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Featured events

High Impact Initiative: Nature Driving Economic Transformation | 17 Sep
Leveraging the power of biodiversity and nature to drive equitable economic progress as one of twelve high impact initiatives launched at the SDG Action Weekend.

Sustainable DPI and DPI for Sustainability | 17 Sep
Exploring the transformative potential of Digital Public Infrastructure for advancing the environmental dimension of the SDGs during the SDG Action Weekend

High-level event for Nature and People: From Ambition to Action | 19 Sep
The High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People, the Global Ocean Alliance, and the Leaders’ Pledge for Nature convened an event to demonstrate transformational actions to tackle biodiversity loss.

High-Level Dialogue on Building Materials and the Climate | 19 Sep
Highlighting and discussing the key findings of the report: Building Materials and the Climate: Constructing a New Future.

Launch: NBSAP Accelerator Partnership and Toolkit for Civil Society | 20 Sep
A new initiative aiming to strengthen the capacity of countries to deliver on their National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans and accelerate action on the Global Biodiversity Framework.

Accelerating Decarbonization through Collaboration and Implementation | 20 Sep
Focusing on collaboration and coordination to phase-out of fossil fuels and scale-up of renewables across the energy and high-emitting sectors at the Climate Ambition Summit.

Redesigning fashion storytelling: a playbook for change | 20 Sep
This panel explored the power of fashion’s marketing engine and the opportunity ahead of it to redirect efforts towards sustainable consumption.

As world leaders gathered in New York City for the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, several events were organised in the session's High-level…