17 AllHumanity SDG World Concerts
Honoring the Signing Heads of States
193 Heads of States signed the UN SDGs creating an unprecedented
Global media and world-wide communities are captivated by intensifying conflict in North Korea and human suffering across the Syrian region. Even amidst these and other global concerns, it is of vital importance to pivot attention to an emerging and promising hope for a sustainable new reality. Our promising new reality was solidified by the UN uniting 193-member states in agreement of how the world should look by the year 2030. Implementing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will indeed afford a better future. Despite vast differences on religion, values, and cultural frames the national leaders have agreed to focus on the common needs over short-sighted indifference's.
The world has yet to truly celebrate the unprecedented act of unity and leadership formalized by the signing of the SDGs. Our opportunity for a new SDG based reality was started by Kofi Annan, Michael Moller and many tenacious team members who initiated the Millennium Development Goals. Ban Ki Moon and his team who took the torch and delivered the base on which all 193 heads of states were able to finalize and unanimously sign all 17 SDGs with 164 elaborating sub goals. Moreover, we want to celebrate the people, companies, NGOs, nonprofits, agencies, and other entities who have already adopted and advanced the SDG objectives. AllHumanity and UNGSII have joined efforts to build a unique annual global platform to honor and remember all those, who took the initiative to restore global hope.
The Answer: The 17 AllHumanity SDG World Concerts
Commencing 2018, 17 live tribute Concerts, across 5 Global Continents, will be performed Friday thru Sunday each weekend ahead of Sep 25. These concerts will foster better understanding of the SDGs and increase participation in the sustainability objectives.
The concerts will also afford a forum to thank all the leaders who helped building this unique Global Compact. Our inaugural year’s festivities will conclude September 27th, which is the same day 193 Heads of States signed the 17 SDGs in 2015. From Tokyo to San Francisco, in 17 UN hubs, the most iconic stars from all continents will perform in concerts to celebrate the courage and thought leadership by those who developed, championed, and signed the SDGs. Entertainment industry stars who have their own foundation supporting one or more of the 17 SDGs will be given the history making Live Global Stage.
Senior Leaders from the UN, as well as the 193 heads of states (SDG signatory, active and former, Heads of States) will be invited to join one of the concerts to share with the world the most impressive of all SDG projects for their state. This global concert forum will advance actualizing each head of state implementation vision of SDG adoption. SDG acclaimed celebrities and public figures will also call to the stage and honor Best Practice cases, across industries and social groups, demonstrating SDG advancements. Later, during the UNGSII Global Goals Conference, an annual winner will be announced based on the vote of the 150 million children participating in the UNGSII GCH School program, including the United Indigenous Nations Schools.
The 17 Concerts AllHumanity SDG Concerts will have simultaneous venues taking place from Tokyo via Seoul and Cairo, Nairobi, Capetown via Bonn, Copenhagen, Geneva, Paris and Vienna to New York and San Francisco. Collectively, these concerts will engage and empower large audiences expanded even further through a wide range of Media delivery to create visibility, hope and sustainability for future generations. Also, diverse competitions in the arts, sciences and innovation will take place to ensure the world is aware of the talents and empathy performed by the next generation via global essay competitions, the Steinway & Sons Piano competition and much more to yet be developed. A premium will be placed on elevating the next generation’s interest and capability to take ownership of their future through their own adoption of the SDGs.
(1) Musicians, Celebrities and Public Figures around the world gain visibility for their own SDG related projects
(2) Former heads of states, as well as former leaders of the UN, such as Kofi Annan and Ban Ki Moon, will remain visible for their achievements to further accelerate advancement and adoption of SDGs delivering a Sustainable Future
(3) The next generation will become visible around their own skills and talent empowering them to grow as leaders. Through the wide-spread SDG adoption by the “Youth of Today”, we will indeed see a better tomorrow that starts now
The AllHumanity Group and UNGSII (UN Global Sustainability Index Institute) will build a network of All Stars in the field of UN, UIN, IPU as well as NGOs and nonprofits working in different areas to implement the SDGs in the most transparent and efficient way to receive parts of the funds raised with the 17 AllHumanity SDG World Concerts. Conservatively, the 17 concerts are estimated to raise $24m (USD) per concert location (about $400m total). The concert proceeds will be controlled by AllHumanity, Implementation success will be monitored on a quarterly base by UNGSII and presented each year again at the next 17 AllHumanity SDG World Concert events.
Potential locations for the Concerts
Africa: Capetown, Cairo, Noirobi
Americas: Montreal, New York, San Francisco
Asia: Bangkok, Tokyo, Seoul, Taiwan, Istanbul
Europe: Bonn, Copenhagen, Geneva, Paris, Rome, Vienna
Organizations Already Committed to implement the SDGs and support a global understanding of the SDGs:
NGOs & Charities
The Global Alliance of YMCAs
Fundacion Paraguaya Stop Poverty
Kofi Annan Foundation Democracy Project
World Sports Alliance
The Foundation for Global Community Health (GCH)
United Indigenous Nations - College of the Ozarks
Fairleigh Dickinson University – Youth Poll
Kofi Annan Ambassador of Hope School Competitions
Media & Journalism