Join us on Saturday, November 15th,
at the University of Central Oklahoma
Participate in a Global Process to Define the UN's Goals for the Next 15 Years
If you were the Secretary-General of the United Nations and you wanted to gather public comments on world goals for the next 15 years, where would you begin?
Certainly, you would want to have public listening sessions -- Town Halls meetings, so to speak -- in some of the leading cities of the world. You might convene a session in London or Moscow. Paris. Beijing. Cairo. Jakarta.
The members of the Oklahoma City chapter of the United Nations Association are proud to announce that a "Community Consultation" meeting will be held in Edmond, Oklahoma, for the purpose of collecting public comments / questions / suggestions / input into the UN's Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
The Community Consultation will take place on Saturday, November 15th, from 9am to 1pm, at the University of Central Oklahoma. You are invited to participate!
- How should the world continue its efforts to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture?
- How do we ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all?
- How do we achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls?
- How do we ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all?
- How do we make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable?
The comments we receive will be collected and put into a report to our Washington, DC, office of the United Nations Association of the USA. From there, your comments will be shared with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other international leaders who will prepare the final iteration of the UN's Post-2015 Goals.
The world is at a decision point.
Over the course of the next 15 years, we have the opportunity to end extreme poverty. We can eradicate polio, once and for all. We can control malaria, promote increased political freedom, and put an end to child labor. We can open the doors of education to everyone -- boys and girls, alike.
All of these opportunities are ahead of us. The first step to achieving these results is to decide, as a global community, that these are the goals we wish to accomplish.
That's what the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals are all about. It is a chance to define the values that are important to us. It is a process by which global priorities will be established. It is how the human race will say, with one voice, this is the world we want.
Come and participate with us. Share your ideas. Express your thoughts. Let your voice be heard.
More details about the Community Consultation will be announced soon.
We hope to see you on Saturday, November 15th!