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UNGA Week 2020 Program

YEAR OF CREATIVE ECONOMY
Goal 9:
INDUSTRY,
INNOVATION,
AND
INFRASTRUCTURE

YEAR OF CREATIVE ECONOMY

UN75 DIALOGUE

Create2030 welcomed the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, 2021, alongside artists, arts organizations, policy and program experts. The panel discussed this opportunity to impact global governance, highlighting creativity’s contributions to the UN Global Goals and Create2030’s new single and music video "Imagine" with youth artists who produced the song for the UN75 Youth Plenary: The Future of Multilateralism.

ARCHITECTURE AFTER  CATASTROPHIC CHANGE
Goal 11:
SUSTAINABLE
CITIES
AND
COMMUNITIES

ARCHITECTURE AFTER CATASTROPHIC CHANGE

UN75 PRESENTATION

The World Around presents case studies that show how designers, architects and thinkers can collaborate and rebuild in a time of crisis. Led by Beatrice Galilee, The World Around champions innovative and outstanding contemporary architectural and design practices, connecting a global audience to the most progressive values and promising ideas in culture today.

COUNTRYSIDE, THE FUTURE, A UN75 DIALOGUE
Goal 13:
CLIMATE
ACTION

COUNTRYSIDE, THE FUTURE, A UN75 DIALOGUE

UN75 DIALOGUE

In partnership with the Guggenheim, this special UN75 Moderated Dialogue led by renowned architects Rem Koolhaas (Founder, OMA) and Samir Bantal (Director, AMO) coincides with the reopening of their seminal exhibition "Countryside, The Future" addressing urgent environmental, political and socio-economic issues in rural contexts.

ARTS AND HEALING AFTER TRAUMA & CONFLICT
Goal 3:
Good
health
and
well-being

ARTS AND HEALING AFTER TRAUMA & CONFLICT

UN75 DIALOGUE

Part of Goals House @ UNGA, Community Jameel in partnership with The Future is Unwritten convenes this high-profile discussion to highlight the relationship between art and health after trauma. The event will explore ground-breaking research into the links between art and health and focus on a specific case study relating to the preservation of Yazidi culture following the ISIS genocide in 2014.

THE TIME IS NOW / MUSEUMS AS AGENTS OF CHANGE
Goal 11:
SUSTAINABLE
CITIES
AND
COMMUNITIES

THE TIME IS NOW / MUSEUMS AS AGENTS OF CHANGE

UN75 DIALOGUE

Hosted by Museum for the United Nations – UN Live and featuring pioneering museum leaders from around the world, this dialogue focuses on how the cultural sector can confront the most pressing social and environmental issues today. Facing unprecedented global threats, a positive and hopeful future depends on radical shifts in mindset and on action at massive scale.

UN75: THE FUTURE WE WANT
Goal 16:
Peace,
justice
and
strong
institutions

UN75: THE FUTURE WE WANT

UN75 GLOBAL CONVERSATION

We are excited to share the findings of the UN75 global conversation with you - and with the world. Over 1 million people from every country in the world have shared their hopes and fears, solutions and priorities, for the future. We believe their voices deserve to be heard and their messages amplified. Throughout 2020, join the UN75 global conversation and share your voice on The Future We Want.

ARTISTS FOR TOMORROW
Goal 17:
Partnerships
for
the
goals

ARTISTS FOR TOMORROW

UN75 EXIBITION

This exhibition brings together global artists currently implementing societal innovation towards a more sustainable world. With a focus on innovation and impact, these artists represent the shift from discussion to implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through individual artist presentations, the United Nations honors these cultural pioneers as iconoclastic thinkers, essential for the social entrepreneurship and transformation the future requires. In their role as communicators and creative producers, these artists are reacting to global challenges, working across disciplines and collaboratively to offer poetic and captivating solutions and alternative narratives to the SDGs than those presented by scientists, politicians and the mainstream media

UN75 COMMEMORATION
Goal 17:
Partnerships
for
the
goals

UN75 COMMEMORATION

UN EVENT

Earlier this year, UN Member States agreed to hold a high-level event to mark the UN’s 75th anniversary, and to adopt a forward-looking political declaration negotiated through an intergovernmental process on: “The future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism." At the meeting, world leaders adopted a declaration promising a safer and more resilient world for future generations.

Presented as part of the United Nations' 75th Anniversary Program at the 2020 UN General Assembly.

UN75 Dialogues:

Art in the Time of Coronavirus

22 APR 2020
Held on Earth Day to highlight Coronavirus' connection to our climate and ecological emergency, this discussion explores the changing role and value of art in the face of the unprecedented pandemic.

Participants

Christopher Bailey, Jerry Saltz, Anne Pasternak, Mona Chalabi

Letters to the Earth

Earth Day - 22 April 2020
‘Letters of Love in a Time of Crisis’ saw Letters to the Earth stream a series of short videos for the global community to unite in watching and listening to responses to the global pandemic and a planet in crisis.

Participants

Christopher Bailey, Seobhan McSweeney, Hardeep Koli, Tyrone Huggins

Rising Waters / Resilient Cultures

11 JUN 2020
Following the postponement of the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, leading voices from the worlds of art, architecture and advocacy discuss cultural resilience in the face of rising sea levels and the global climate emergency.

Participants

Ernesto Ottone, Anna Somers Cocks, Hashim Sarkis, Angelique Pouponneau, Rashad Salim

Medicine Men / The Art of Health

17 JUN 2020
In partnership with the World Health Organization, physician artists and curators consider the healing power of art as a driver for improved health, education and social justice at this critical time.

Participants

Christopher Bailey, Chip Thomas, Kōan Jeff Baysa, Ahmed Mater

Indigenous Voices

25 JUN 2020
Cultural leaders working with First Nation communities in the United States and Canada address indigenous values, wisdom and culture as vital drivers for the activation and implementation of the UN Global Goals.

Participants

Shamina de Gonzaga, Joseph Kunkel, Nathalie Bondil, Aaron Leggett, Larissa FastHorse

Countryside, The Future

23 SEPT 2020
In partnership with the Guggenheim Museum in New York, this Dialogue addresses urgent environmental, political and socio-economic issues in rural contexts.

Participants

Rem Koolhaas, Samir Bantal, Etta Madete, Dr Linda Nkatha Gichuyia, Matthew Mazzotta, Lenora Ditzler

Architecture after Catastrophic Change

23 SEPT 2020
This Presentation by Beatrice Galilee, founder of The World Around, explores case studies that show how Designers, Architects and Thinkers can collaborate and rebuild in a Time of Crisis.

Participants

Beatrice Galilee

Museums as agents of change

25 SEPT 2020
Hosted by the Museum of the United Nations - UN Live, museum leaders from around the world explore how the cultural sector can confront the most pressing social and environmental issues facing humanity.

Participants

Molly Fannon, Frances Morris, Elizabeth Silkes, Bonita Bennett, Courtney Johnson, Tumu Whakarae, Andrés Roldán, George Okello

Creativy & Recovery

24 SEPT 2020
As part of Goals House @ UNGA, panelists explore ground-breaking research into the links between art and health after trauma and conflict, highlighting a specific case study about the preservation of Yazidi culture following the ISIS genocide.

Participants

Katy Wickremesinghe, Fady Jameel, Injonge Karangwa, Christopher Bailey, Hannah Thomas, Dr. Maher Nawaf, Antonella Caruso, Lord Ed Vaizey

The Pilgrimage & The Pandemic

20 NOV 2020
Voices from the world of Art and Health discuss this year's Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in the context of COVID-19 and the role of creativity in faith and spirituality during times of societal anxiety.

Participants

Christopher Bailey, Dr Ahmed Mater, Dr Hanan Balkhy, Hamza Serafi

Partnerships

The Future is Unwritten engages the private and public sector to support the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals through art.

We are currently inviting visionary partners to join and support our program in 2020 and beyond.