“This is the time to focus on solutions. Let’s mobilise and work together to shine a light on solutions that expand the possibilities of attaining the SDGs."
In September 2019, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, called on all sectors of society to mobilize for a decade of action on three levels: global action to secure greater leadership, more resources and smarter solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals; local action embedding the needed transitions in the policies, budgets, institutions and regulatory frameworks of governments, cities and local authorities; and people action, including by youth, civil society, the media, the private sector, unions, academia and other stakeholders, to generate an unstoppable movement pushing for the required transformations.
In response to the call, the Nigeria Youth SDGs Network in collaboration with the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), has developed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Play Book.
“This is the time to focus on solutions. Let’s mobilise and work together to shine a light on solutions that expand access and demonstrate the possibilities of attaining the SDGs by 2030,” said the National Information Officer of the UN Information Centre (UNIC) Nigeria, Oluseyi Soremekun while launching the Playbook in Lagos on 22 September, 2021.
He explained that the SDGs Playbook is a resource of over 200 ways to localize the SDGs at the community level. According to him, “It highlights individual actions that can galvanize collective actions towards the achievement of the SDGs.”
The Senior Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on SDGs, Mr. Lekan Fatodu, congratulated UNIC and Youth SDGs Network for writing and producing the Playbook.
The National Coordinator of Youth SDGs Network, Mr Joshua Alade, acknowledged the support of UNIC and called on everybody to make use of the Playbook as they strive to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs come 2030.