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Priyanka Chopra at United Nations SDG Moment: We meet today at a critical point in our world

The actor said that they come together today at a turning point in history and at a time when international cooperation is more crucial than ever.

Priyanka Chopra at United Nations SDG Moment: We meet today at a critical point in our world

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Last Updated: 05.14 AM, Sep 20, 2022

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According to actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas, a just, safe, and healthy planet is everyone's right, and it can become a reality with global solidarity, with little under eight years left to complete the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The star discussed the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate catastrophe, and poverty during her presence at the 2022 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Moment opening comments at the United Nations General Assembly.

Priyanka stated in the speech that the UN shared on Monday via YouTube that they come together today at a turning point in history and at a time when international cooperation is more crucial than ever. As nations continue to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic's devastating effects, as conflicts rage, as lives and livelihoods are lost to the climate crisis, as poverty, hunger, and inequalities undermine the very foundation of the more equitable world for which they have fought for such a long time.

The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador declared that all is not well with our globe. These crises were not accidental, and yet they may be resolved with a strategy. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are that strategy; they are a global to-do list. Together, they have a unique opportunity to alter the world in which we live. These objectives were developed with the help of people all across the world in 2015.

The SDGs, according to the UN, are a global call to action to eradicate poverty, safeguard the environment, and enhance the lives and futures of everyone, everywhere. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which outlined a 15-year plan to accomplish the Goals, was accepted by all UN Member States in 2015 and included the 17 Goals.

The present and future of the globe, according to Priyanka, are in our hands as they race against time to meet the SDGs deadline. The actor said that we owe it to the earth and the people. We all deserve to live in a just, secure, and healthy world, but the clock is ticking. The deadline of 2030 has almost been reached for achieving these objectives. Leaders who can turn this plan into reality in conjunction with all of them are present in this room as their representatives of the very people who signed up for those aims in 2015. The 40-year-old actor said that, therefore, today is about taking action, having ambition, and having optimism. It is about what they must accomplish as a team to realize the SDGs.

The Sustainable Development Goals are highlighted yearly through the SDG Moment. It occurs as the global crisis caused by rising living costs, particularly in poorer nations, has a significant impact on the realisation of the SDGs.

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