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UNA-UK UN Day: Code Red for Humanity

United Nations Association - United Kingdom (UNA-UK)

Thursday, Oct 21, 2021
4:00 PM - 6:30 AM (UTC)

Registration Required

Hosts

United Nations Association - United Kingdom (UNA-UK)

Languages

English
English

Channels

Climate & Environment

COP26

Human Rights

Sustainable Development

Join us to mark the 76th anniversary of the United Nations and its founding charter, with this climate-focused event ahead of COP26.

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, recently launched the report 'Our Common Agenda', identifying this year as pivotal for our people and our planet. The report outlines a path for a sustainable future, "For people, for the planet, for prosperity and for peace."

This year's UN Day event will consider the opportunities provided by this report, with a climate-focused perspective ahead of COP26 in November. It will explore the need for just and rapid action to tackle the challenges of climate change, that extends beyond a narrow view of the climate crisis as 'environmental' to one that includes issues such as human rights, social justice and gender equality.

You can expect to hear from a number of high-level speakers about their own journeys of climate advocacy, and how they will continue to campaign for climate action at COP26 and beyond. We will also be awarding our prestigious Sir Brian Urquhart Award for Distinguished Service to the UN. Watch this space for updates on who will be receiving this award, and who else will be joining us for this exciting and dynamic evening!

Hosts

United Nations Association - United Kingdom (UNA-UK)