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The world is scrambling to act fast as the 2030 deadline for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approaches.
Progress on the SDGs has slowed down since the pandemic, while global crises like climate change are widespread and more urgent than ever. Still, experts say, working fast may not be the best way forward. Rushing to a solution may mean implementing short-term fixes rather than taking the time to form a cohesive, long-term plan.
All this and more will come up at the WUSC International Forum from February 1-2, 2023. And Future of Good is partnering with WUSC — for the third year in a row — to bring you in-depth reporting.
In 2021, the International Forum focused on how to maintain the momentum toward a more sustainable 2030 while handling intersecting crises. This year’s iteration will focus on its theme of ‘global development in times of accelerated change’ and dive into how people working to achieve the SDGs — local organizations and international groups alike — can act responsibly and thoughtfully while acknowledging the urgency to meet the goals. Sessions will also highlight conversations about encouraging more young and innovative leaders into the global development sector, and supporting locally-led action.
Leading up to the Forum, we are publishing digital stories on how global development can engage in meaningful solutions without rushing, as well as highlighting innovative, local action. During the forum, we will co-host braindates to encourage peer-to-peer learning between hundreds of changemakers and international actors.