'Walk for People and Planet' marks Expo 2020 Dubai’s 6 months of driving action on SDGs

'Walk for People and Planet' marks Expo 2020 Dubai’s 6 months of driving action on SDGs

The 3 kilometres ‘Walk for People and Planet’ will be hosted by Expo 2020 Dubai on Tuesday (29th March).

The event will celebrate the collective six-month contribution of stakeholders from across the World Expo in fostering a safer, cleaner, healthier and more sustainable future, working towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Setting off at 07:30 GST on Tuesday from the Expo Sports Arena, the walk is a culmination of activities under Expo 2020 Dubai’s Programme for People and Planet, which has inspired collective and meaningful action to address the world’s most critical challenges and opportunities.

Across event-time, the programme featured 229 events and involved more than 14,000 participants from 143 nationalities, with women making up 45 percent of the total speakers.

Nadia Verjee, Chief of Staff, Programme for People and Planet, Expo 2020 Dubai, said,

"Expo 2020 Dubai has brought the world together for six months and affirmed commitment to people and planet, and a sustainable future for all. Through our efforts, Expo has provided a powerful platform for people’s voices to be heard to trigger new ideas, stimulate new perspectives, and map a transparent path forward for effective action."

"As Expo 2020 Dubai comes full circle, we’d like to invite everyone to continue to build upon this momentum as we walk together to take the necessary steps as individuals, as businesses and as policy makers towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals,"

News Source: Emirates News Agency

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