Published 17 September 2019 in News
Focus 2030 is proud to be a partner for the "Handprints" street art project, designed and run by French non-profit organisation 4D.
In the run up to the 4th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and international SDG day on 25 September, the French non-profit organisation 4D, has organized a large participative street art project called "Handprints".
Street artists CREY132, COMER OBK, JUNGLE RAID DOG will be creating a series of 17 panels, each one mirroring one of the 17 SDGs. The public and passersby will be invited to leave their handprint to create a giant mural celebrating the SDGs - and commit individually to take action on the SDGs.
Join us! 20-25th September 2019 on the banks of the river Seine in Paris (11 quai Anatole France)
4D is a think tank created in 1993 to promote the implémentation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 4D develops new tools to strengthen co-responsibility, ownership and accountability for everyone in meeting the SDG objectives. They also organise a range of different public and civil society events, such as debates or training, as well as research. 4D works with the general public, civil society, local authorities, elected officials and government officials.
The SDGs are little known by the public, and yet they are the only internationally-recognised framework on sustainable development applicable both nationally (i.e. in France) and to all of the other UN member states worldwide.
Adopted by the 193 UN member states on 25 September 2015, the SDGs represent a unique and ambitious roadmap to making the world and our societies more equal, just and sustainable.
In order to ensure that the necessary steps are taken to make these incredible Goals become reality - saving or improving the lives of millions all over the planet - we must ensure that the SDGs are promoted, debated, defended, and mainstreamed into our public policies. They must also be integrated more broadly into both private and civil society sector work, and all of our every day lives.
Evert year, month, day, hour and second that goes by without the necessary action needed on the SDGs is a tragedy for the planet, and each and everyone of the world’s citizens, especiallly the poorest.