What We’re Talking About This Month: December 2019

We’re approaching a significant year for the UN:

2020 will be a vital year for global progress. It heralds the final decade of delivery for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and will see concerted efforts to get us on track to deliver for people and for planet in full and on time by 2030. Next year is also the year we need to change course on climate action. Countries will be asked to increase their commitments and targets toward reducing emissions and combating climate change at the UN’s annual climate conference in November 2020. And it’s also a moment of reflection for the UN which marks its 75th anniversary in 2020 by inviting people all over the world to come together for global conversations on the future we want, and the UN we need to help deliver it.

Want to get involved? Here are some ideas.

  • Educate: 840 million people around the world are still without regular access to electricity. This month the United Nations is focusing on SDG 7 – ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy by 2030. Get the tools you need to join the conversation.
  • Inspire: Every day, we read bad news about the climate crisis and the health of our planet. It’s easy to forget that solutions do exist in every region of the world. From December 2-13, world leaders will be coming together at COP25 to explore ways to implement the Paris Agreement. Help spread the word about natural climate solutions with the UN Foundation’s #EyeOnClimate campaign.
  • Take Action: On #GivingTuesday, December 3rd, UNA-USA is asking for your support to help young refugees continue their education. Here’s how you can help.

Events in December: