Liverpool Shines On New United Nations Map
A new project is bringing the support of the United Nations into the heart of our city.
Based in the Ropewalks area, a 5 minute walk up from John Lewis, lies the 2030hub already marking-out our city as a global leader in working with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Liverpool is now one of only three cities represented internationally on the new UN Local2030 map (www.local2030.org) launched last week.
The UN SDGs, or Global Goals is a fifteen year internationally agreed framework aiming to ‘leave nobody behind’ and ‘reach the furthest first’ between 2015 and 2030, following the such successes as halving global poverty seen under its predecessor the Millennium Development Goals (2000 – 2015).
At a recent event supported by Mayor Joe Anderson and international speakers including IMPACT2030 acting CEO Sue Stephenson, Primark’s Controller of Ethical Trade and Sustainability, Libby Annat, and the 2030hub’s founder David Connor, where David shared what this meant for Liverpool and the City Region.
‘By receiving direct support from and improved access to all UN agencies we hope to create new collaborations and actively support everybody to both positively impact those who need help the most in our City Region, and also how we can best play our part helping others around the world.’ said David.
‘Liverpool with its history, its spirit and its demographics are an ideal location to create the beacon of best practice for bringing the private, public and third sectors together. We are building a 13 year plan to ensure we grasp this opportunity to complement the already great work happening and bring greater support to whatever else needs to happen.‘
The 2030hub is already open on Argyle Street, providing desks, hot desks, lounge areas, meeting room and secure city-centre car-parking to those who share this ethos and want to be surrounded by those creating real impact locally and beyond.