On 25 September 2015, the 193 member states of the United Nations agreed a global agenda, unprecedented in its scope and ambition. If successful, the attainment of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 will represent a leap forward in the fight against poverty and inequality, as well as the struggle for environmental sustainability.
The goals were agreed after a global consultation between the UN, governments, civil society, youth groups, business, academia and millions of citizens. Taken together, they represent a holistic agenda, which can only succeed if policy areas often deemed to be in opposition can be reconciled. The Global Festival of Ideas will allow participants a unique opportunity to chart new thinking on how to overcome seemingly conflicting, and contradictory, objectives.
The Global Festival of Ideas is the first in a series of annual forums, hosted by the UN SDG Action Campaign and supported by the Federal Government of Germany. The Festival brings together leading thinkers, policy-makers and civil society, together with gaming experts and policy simulators, to deliver the world’s first playable policy conference.
Further information: https://globalfestivalofideas.org
Source: Website Global Festival of Ideas, 02.02.2017