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Be the Change Initiative

The adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, with its core set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are the UN’s blueprint for achieving a happier and healthier world by 2030. But how do we all manifest these goals in our own lives? The Be the Change Initiative provides an opportunity for all of us to better “walk the talk” when it comes to the SDGs. This initiative guides and encourages us to live more sustainable in work and at home by changing our consumption patterns, using active transport such as cycling, and buying local foods.

News & Analysis

In Memoriam Kofi Annan (1938-2018)

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Kofi Annan:
"A voice for the voiceless." Protected "the most vulnerable."

Kofi Annan Was the United Nations, Says UN Chief Guterres by Shanta Roy

UN's Fallen Chief Kofi Annan 'A Voice for the Voiceless’ by António Guterres

Photo: In October 2017, Kofi Annan joined his successor as Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, and the current chief of the UN, Antonio Guterres at UN Headquarters in New York. On August 19, Guterres described Annan as “a guiding force for good” and a “proud son of Africa who became a global champion for peace and all humanity.” UN Photo/Mark Garten

The Elders Call for Restraint and Justice in Zimbabwe to Honour Kofi Annan’s Legacy

Photo: Mary Robinson and Kofi Annan attend Citizens Manifesto event in Zimbabwe in July 2018. Credit: The Elders

A Tribute to Kofi Annan, From His Family by (Grandson) Kojo, on behalf of the Annan Family

Photo: Kofi Annan blows out the candles on his 80th birthday, with help from his grandson Atta. Credit: Kofi Annan Foundation.

'The Elders' Mourn the Loss of Kofi Annan

Photo credit: The Elders

The United Nations mourns Kofi Annan (Video)


Eradicating Poverty, Preventing Conflict, and Promoting Democracy are UN's Key Priorities by Kofi Annan

Photo: On December 10, 2001, the United Nations and its Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, on the 100th anniversary of the prestigious award. UN Photo/Sergey Bermeniev


Message by the Secretary-General of the United Nations
to the Global Cooperation Council (Nord-Sud-Forum) in 1998:

... there is a growing realization in the interna­tional community of the need to evolve enlight­ened responses to the existing and expected new challenges. This in turn calls for leadership that is inspired by courage and wisdom.
This is nor only true at the national and inter­national levels, but in every sphere of our societies - in local and regional groups, in parliaments and in the professions, among scientists and writers, in small community-based corporations, and particu­larly in the media.
I should like to congratulate the Global Co­operation Council for its efforts to provide a plat­form for genuine dialogue and co create interna­tional awareness of the need to develop a global system that is conducive to human security and well-being. (GC-Council)


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