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Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, briefs reporters after the Security Council meeting on maintenance of peace and security of Ukraine.A wide view of the projections in the General Assembly Hall during the SDG Moment 2022.  
  
The SDG Moment is an event during the UN General Assembly high-level week with the intention to bring into focus the promise of inclusion, resilience and sustainability embedded in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially in times of crisis. Convened by Secretary-General António Guterres, the event is shaped by the narrative of the SDGs as our To-Do List for a better future for all on a safe and healthy planet. The SDG Moment features the Secretary-General’s SDG Advocates Co-Chairs and SDG Dialogues focused on solutions for inequalities and climate and environmental challenges.A view of the United Nations flag seen from the Rose Garden at UN Headquarters.Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (left) meets with Hadjia Kadidja Bazoum, First Lady of the Republic of Niger and President of the Noor Foundation.Bintou Keita, Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), briefs reporters after the Security Council meeting on the situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo.A wide view of the General Assembly Hall as Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (at podium at left), President of the United States of America, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-seventh session.A wide view of the General Assembly Hall as Amanda Gorman (on screens and at podium), poet and activist from the United States, addresses the SDG Moment.  

The SDG Moment is an event during the UN General Assembly high-level week with the intention to bring into focus the promise of inclusion, resilience and sustainability embedded in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially in times of crisis.
Convened by Secretary-General António Guterres, the event is shaped by the narrative of the SDGs as our To-Do List for a better future for all on a safe and healthy planet. The SDG Moment features the Secretary-General’s SDG Advocates Co-Chairs and SDG Dialogues focused on solutions for inequalities and climate and environmental challenges.A view of reporters waiting at the entrance of the General Assembly building during the second day of the high-level week of the seventy-seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly.Malala Yousafzai, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, UN Messenger of Peace and co-founder of the Malala Fund, attends "Spotlight session 5: Advancing gender equality and girls’ and women’s empowerment in and through education” held on the third day of the Transforming Education Summit 2022.

The Transforming Education Summit was being convened in response to a global crisis in education – one of equity and inclusion, quality and relevance. Often slow and unseen, this crisis is having a devastating impact on the futures of children and youth worldwide. The Summit provides a unique opportunity to elevate education to the top of the global political agenda and to mobilize action, ambition, solidarity and solutions to recover pandemic-related learning losses and sow the seeds to transform education in a rapidly changing world.Secretary-General António Guterres (by the open door) arrives to the UN Headquarters in the morning of the fourth day of the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-seventh session.Secretary-General António Guterres briefs reporters about the climate emergency and food, energy and finance, following the Round Table of the Global Crisis Response Group on Food, Energy and Finance and the Informal Leaders Round Table on Climate Change.Nicolas de Rivière, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of September, chairs the Security Council meeting on maintenance of international peace and security (Libya). 
The Council unanimously adopted resolution 2652(2022) condemning all acts of migrant smuggling and human trafficking into, through and from the Libyan territory and off the coast of Libya, which undermine further the process of stabilization of Libya and endanger the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.Secretary-General António Guterres speaks during the “Ministerial Meeting for Key Partners in Support of UNRWA”  held on the sidelines of the seventy-seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly. Jordan and Sweden co-hosted the meeting to explore lasting solutions for closing the chronic funding gap of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).Fawzia Koofi, former Deputy Speaker of the Afghan Parliament, briefs the Security Council meeting on the situation in Afghanistan.A view of journalists waiting for Sergey V. Lavrov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, ahead of his press conference at UN Headquarters during the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-seventh session.Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed attends Global Citizen Festival which is an annual music festival where fans take actions toward ending extreme poverty in order to earn free tickets. The festival brings together Global Citizens, artists, activists, world leaders, philanthropists, corporate leaders, and more, with one collective mission: End Extreme Poverty now. Global Citizen Festival is timed to coincide with the UN General Assembly to leverage opportunities to get policy and financial commitments from government, corporate, and philanthropic leaders to defeat poverty, demand equity, and defend the planet.A landmark launch of Scoring for the Goals event with projection of images of Sustainable Development Goals on the UN Building.Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, briefs reporters during the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-seventh session.Secretary-General António Guterres (second from left) is on his way to brief reporters on the decision of the Russian Federation on annexation of the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia. 

"In this moment of peril, I must underscore my duty as Secretary-General to uphold the Charter of the United Nations. The UN Charter is clear. Any annexation of a State’s territory by another State resulting from the threat or use of force is a violation of the Principles of the UN Charter and international law. [...] The position of the United Nations is unequivocal: we are fully committed to the sovereignty, unity, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine, within its internationally recognized borders, in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions," said the Secretary-General.A view of Little Amal next to the “Non-Violence” or “Knotted Gun” sculpture by artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd on the UN Visitors Plaza. 

Little Amal is the giant puppet of a 10 year old Syrian refugee girl. Since July 2021 she has travelled over 9,000 km across 12 countries representing all children fleeing war, violence and persecution and each with their own story, Little Amal’s urgent message to the world is “Don’t forget about us”. She is an international symbol of compassion and of human rights and carries a message of hope for displaced people everywhere, especially children who have been separated from their families.Secretary-General António Guterres (not seen), along with Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, witnessed the impact of the floods in the provinces of Sindh and Balochistan. Over 1,300 lives were lost and tens of millions of people lost their homes, while one-third of the country submerged. 

An aerial view of devastation caused by the floods.

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