On the 13th November 2018, SDG Advocate Richard Curtis joined parliamentary leaders in the UK to reaffirm government commitment to the SDGs and to making the world safer, healthier, and more prosperous for future generations. The event was co-hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Project Everyone, Bond, and the Coalition for Global Prosperity (CGP), and brought together more than 25 senior parliamentarians from across the political spectrum to stress the need for Britain to raise ambitions and take the lead in eradicating poverty around the world.
Called Leaving No-One Behind? – UK Action Ahead of the Voluntary National Review, the event kickstarted an increased parliamentary engagement with the Global Goals in the run up to the UK’s presentation of their first Voluntary National Review to the United Nations in 2019.
Speaking at the event, Richard Curtis reminded the high-level group that “the Sustainable Development Goals present a plan with optimism when the world needs its most. The UK has a vital role to play in driving positive change and ending poverty.
Project Everyone provided our events and communications expertise to produce an engaging and informative event, including the creation of a campaign pack for all MP’s, Global Goals branding, and film content. Richard Curtis spoke alongside the Rt Hon Lord Jack McConnel and the Rt Hon Penny Mourdant. The House Magazine also covered the event, printing an interview with Penny and Richard Curtis.
Attendees included Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood, Chair of the International Development Committee Stephen Twigg MP, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee Tom Tugendhat MP, Former Chief of Defence Staff Lord Richards, Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee Mary Creagh MP and former Secretaries of State Dame Caroline Spelman MP and the Rt Hon Maria Miller MP.
Parliamentarians re-emphasised their commitment to making the world safer, healthier and more prosperous for future generations.