CSAYN (MY WORLD 2030 Cameroon team) joined efforts with the UN system in Cameroon and the international community to commemorate the 73rd Anniversary of the UN on October 24th, 2018.
The celebration started with a special video message from United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, advising everyone to work with the UN to eradicate extreme poverty, reduce inequality, increase opportunity and peace around the world. The event was attended by Ambassadors, diplomatic corps, government officials, and Head of UN agencies.
During the UN Day event, two thematic programs operating under the UN were present: the HeFoShe; the solidarity campaign for the advancement of gender equality and the MY World 2030 Global Survey; the monitoring and evaluation tool for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
According to the United Nations Secretary-General,António Guterres ‘UN day marks the birth day of our founding charter, the landmark document that embodies the hopes, dreams and aspirations of ‘we the people’. Every day the women and men of the United Nations, work to give practical meaning to their charter despite the odds and obstacles we never give up. extreme poverty is being reduced but we see inequality growing yet we don’t give up because we know by reducing inequality, we increase hope and opportunity and peace around the world. On UN day let us reaffirm our commitment to repair broken trust to heal our planet, leave no one behind and uphold dignity for one and all as United Nations’.
The UN Resident Coordinator in Cameroon Allegra Baiocchi welcomed everyone and encouraged participants to visit the HeForShe and the MY World 2030 Global Survey stands. Everyone was encouraged to write down their opinions on the ‘World we want by 2030’.
MY World 2030 Global Survey informed participants about the 17 SDGs and guided them to have their say online by giving their 6 priorities among the SDGs.
The event ended with interactive discussions among participants, about plans for the future and creating partnerships in order to foster sustainable development in the nearest future.
By Melody Mukum, Chening Florina and Gabuin Merilyn