Project Everyone - SDG Summit - Halfway Campaign

 Republished Project Everyone newsletter on the SSDG Summit 

Halftime Campaign

Our ‘Inches’ film with Al Pacino gave the world a Halftime talk like no other. The video has now reached an audience of over 10 million, with halftime hijacks on Sky Sports in the UK and NBC Sports in the US,  screenings at the Halftime Show at the UN and the Global Citizen Festival. To re-watch the film and find out what you can do to help achieve the Goals in the second half visit

The SDG Pavilion

  • The SDG Pavilion, designed by Es Devlin, provided a beacon of hope for the Goals at Halftime in the grounds of the UN.
  • The Pavilion welcomed an extraordinary roster of illustrious speakers, artists, and visionaries for lively debates, talks and performances on some of the most pressing issues we face today. Winning Strategies for Financing the SDGs was just one of the engaging sessions brought to audiences at the Pavilion - discover the other themes and watch all the Halftime Talks here
  • Programming kicked off with the Halftime Show - featuring Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations Amina Mohammed, Orlando Bloom, Forest Whitaker, Yemi Alade, and many others who added their voices to our call for urgent action on the SDGs. If you missed it, catch up on the show on UN YouTube.
  • Influencers Prajakta Koli, Nathalia Arcuri and Alice Aedy share fresh takes on the SDGs from our first ever Creator Studio at the SDG Pavilion. Take a look at our YouTube playlist
  • A huge thanks to the United Nations Office for Partnerships and the following partners for making the SDG Pavilion possible: Betsee Parker, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Government of Canada, Deloitte, Education Above All,, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, Microsoft, Government of the State of Qatar, the United Nations Foundation and Wellcome Trust


  • This September the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched their seventh annual Goalkeepers Report, ‘Imagine A World’, focused on neonatal and maternal health. 
  • During UNGA week we co-produced the Goalkeepers Daytime Event and Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards in partnership with the Foundation, bringing together over 400 members of the Goalkeepers Community.  
  • The daytime event used storytelling, data, performances and panels to bring the Imagine A World theme to life, exploring themes from women’s health and economic power to funding the SDGs. Watch the Goalkeepers event here.
  • The awards event celebrated three core winners - Cameroonian midwife and maternal health advocate Ashu Martha Agbornyent, Eden Tadesse from Ethiopia for her commitment to refugee rights, and US-based The Farmlink Project for tackling food insecurity and minimizing food waste across the US. Watch the awards here


Goals House

  • We partnered with Goals House, a diverse community of businesses, political leaders, activists, NGOs and entrepreneurs, to host a total of 57 events across four days.
  • From a high-level dinner co-hosted with Voice for Nature and the Natural History Museum (UK), through to a reception for Gender Equality at Halftime and an important discussion with the private sector calling for just transition - our events ignited conversations and connections at Halftime across all 17 Global Goals. 

 We are reflecting on UNGA 2023 full of hope and optimism. We know there is still so much work to be done, but coming together at the SDG Pavilion, Goals House and Goalkeepers has shown us that with the right partnerships, investment and political will,  we can - and will - change the game in the second half. 




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