Citadel of Amman Illuminated with SDGs: UNRC's Call for Collective Action
17 September 2023
As the world's attention turned to the SDGs Summit in New York, the Citadel of Amman, one of Jordan's iconic landmarks, underwent a breathtaking transformation.
On the eve of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Summit in New York, the United Nations in Jordan transformed the historic Citadel of Amman into a canvas for hope, projecting the vibrant colors and powerful messages of the SDGs.
The event was a symbolic gesture to reaffirm the UN's commitment to Jordan's journey toward achieving the SDGs. It showcased the importance of partnerships as the cornerstone of collective action.
The SDGs Summit in New York, took place from September 18 to 20, served as a critical moment for world leaders to assess global progress, identify challenges, and renew their dedication to the SDGs. It marked the midpoint of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
In her speech at the Citadel event, UN Resident Coordinator in Jordan, Sheri Ritsema-Anderson, expressed gratitude for the dedication of individuals and organizations contributing to sustainable development. She emphasized the significance of the Summit and the need for nations to unite and commit to a global rescue plan for the planet.
She praised Jordan for its commitment to the SDGs, highlighting the collaboration between the UN and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation in developing Jordan's SDG commitments. These commitments are a testament to Jordan's leadership and its dedication to integrating SDGs into national development plans.
The event at the Citadel aligns with UN Jordan's #17Goals campaign, amplifying the global call for action and inspiring stakeholders to work collectively toward the 2030 Agenda.
Ritsema-Anderson encouraged active engagement with the #17Goals campaign, urging individuals, businesses, NGOs, and government agencies to share their actions in support of the SDGs.