SDGs Agenda 2030

Convening an international coalition of stakeholders to accelerate progress to achieve the SDGs by 2030, from governments, the private sector, popular culture stars to NGOs through creative campaign, breakthrough events to inspiring cross-sector collaboration.

The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals

193 world leaders adopted the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. These 17, diverse yet interrelated Goals are an ambitious plan to end global poverty, tackle climate change and reduce inequalities by 2030. If they are met, they ensure the health, safety and future of the planet for everyone on it.

The more famous these global goals are, and the more widely they are understood by everyone, the more leaders will take them seriously, finance them properly, refer to them frequently and make them work. That is why you can only fight for your rights if you know what your rights are, so the best chance of the goals being met is if everyone on the planet are aware of them.

The Global South as a benchmark to advancing the SDGs

2020 represents a launch pad for a ‘decade of action and delivery’ crucial in driving accountability for delivering on the SDGs agenda by 2030.

Traditionally much of the discourse surrounding the achievement of the SDGs have been spotlighted in the Global North, thus restricting the seismic impact of the Global South, for whom without its support and engagement achieving the SDGs will not be possible. 

Addressing these challenges and achieving the SDGs requires a fundamental shift in the way we articulate and manage our international cooperation framework. At the heart of our work is a focus on cross-sector collaboration and an equally collaborative approach between all countries, to transform the top-down, north-south approach to advancing the SDGs.

We will give a voice to the Global South to rise to the challenge and exchange knowledge, technology innovation and development solutions to achieve the SDGs.

SDGs Impact Summit

The inaugural SDGs Impact Summit invites 500+ global delegates across government, media, activists, celebrity, industry leaders, civil society, NGOs, young advocates, corporates and the private sector to spotlight the global international rule breakers, problem solvers, storytellers, thought shapers, leaders and renegades with a cause who are committed to achieving the SDGs, with a special focus on the Global South.

Through Plenary and SpeedTalk sessions, the Global Goals House Breakout panels, Hackathons, SDGs Marketplace, Hello! India Changemakers Awards and other exciting activities, delegates will participate in two transformative days of action at the SDGs Impact Summit, which will provide them with an open platform to deliberate, debate, challenge and collaborate for sustainable development, across four key thematic areas: People. Prosperity. Planet. Partnerships.

India, as the second most populous country in the world holding nearly 1/7th of the total human race, naturally identifies as a critical player in the world’s efforts to achieving the SDGs – hence its role as the inaugural host of the India SDGs Summit.

Agenda 2030 India

With India representing one seventh of the world’s population, the world cannot achieve its SDGs targets without India’s support.
India Agenda 2030 is an ambitious, 10-year plan commencing in 2020 and flagged off at the SDGs Impact Summit, to help India accelerate progress to achieving its SDG targets by 2030.

We will launch SDGs specific Impact & Innovation Hubs, centred around localised, cross-sector collaboration aligned to the Indian government’s national and local agendas. We will unlock the collective strength of its people, ideas, networks and technologies to accelerate the pace of progress, with a focus on galvanising action from NGOs, popular culture stars, young changemakers, technologists, activists, corporates, brands, media and civil society.

Hello! India Power of Giving Ball + Changemaker’s Awards

The Hello! India Power of Giving Gala Ball is a night to inspire as the world congregates to recognise, reflect and reward the globe’s most prominent changemakers as part of the inaugural SDGs Impact Summit, taking place in the Global South.

The event will see a number of high profile and lesser known cross-continental trailblazers take to the spotlight to share their stories and visions for the future as we look back on the impact of the Social Development Goals and prepare to enter a crucial decade leading up to the 2030 SDG targets.

We will be honouring public changemakers’ extraordinary stories who are accelerating progress towards the SDGs across a range of sectors.

Hello! India Global Changemakers Magazine Issue

To coincide with the launch of the SDGs Impact Summit and India 2030 Agenda campaign, a special edition of Hello! India Magazine, ‘Global Changemakers’ will be published in December 2019.

The special issue will congregate an exclusive list of popular culture personalities from actors, musicians and sports stars to YouTube sensations, social media influencers, artists and authors, young activists, power brokers and business leaders, politicians and policy influencers, to celebrate their contributions, commitments, initiatives and influence in a social impact capacity of the highest pedigree.

This year’s special issue builds on the success of the 2015 Hello! India Magazine collaboration with the Global Goals campaign, launched to popularise the United Nations’ SDGs. The magazine featured interviews with a host of changemakers including megastars Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif, Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan, Melinda Gates, Philanthropist and co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – the world’s largest private charitable organisation, Richard Curtis, Founder of the Global Goals campaign and world renowned film maker, Anand Mahinda and several others.