Global Engagement Summit Action Guide

I attended the UNA-USA Global Engagement Summit, now what?

Here is a guide for UNA members who attended or participated in the GES online and were inspired to TAKE ACTION as a result!

If you have 5 minutes:

  • Speak out on Social Media
    • Stand up Gender Equality on social media by sharing the story of a female educator who has empowered you or tagging a strong woman who has made a difference in your life or community.
    • Tag a leader in your community whose actions contribute to the Global Goals.
    • Follow and engage in hashtags such as #ClimateAction, #Youth2030, #USAforUN, and #SDGLive
  • Stay informed! Sign up with UN Free & Equal, a UN Human Rights Office global public information campaign for the fair treatment and equal rights of LGBTI persons globally.
  • Stay connected to UNA-USA as a member. Use technology for social good and staying in touch by joining an affinity Facebook group discussion:
  • Send us your story of how you are implementing what you learned at GES in your community!

If you have an hour:

    • Take action on SDG 2: Zero Hunger by working with and for a local food bank:
      • Don’t forget to log your hours on innerview mobile!
    • Brainstorm ways in which you can conserve energy/decrease emissions. Commit to taking one of these actions for the next 21 days, and share your commitment on social media!
      • turning off the lights when you leave a room
      • not leaving the water running when you’re brushing your teeth
      • consuming fewer animal products
      • unplugging electronics after using them
      • consumer less plastic/paper

If you can make time over the next few days, weeks, or months:

  • Learn how to effectively communicate with your elected officials and schedule an in-district meeting with UNA-USA’s advocacy resources.
  • Attend UNA-USA’s 2019 Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. and meet with your member of Congress! Save the Date: June 9-11
  • Reach out to your state and local officials about making the SDGs a priority and metric for success on the local level. How did your city rank in the 2018 U.S. Cities SDGs Index?
  • Plan a Human Rights Day celebration this year on December 10
  • Host an informal dialogue on your campus or for your organization discussing ways you can activate on the SDGs in your community.
  • Host an SDG-related art contest; or a simulation such as the Hunger Banquet to educate young people in your community about the SDGs.