Explore the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through an art installation

A new sculpture by Es Devlin hosted on the grounds of the UN headquarters tells the story of where we are on the SDGs and how we can achieve them by 2030.

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In partnership with the UN Office for Partnerships

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SDG Pavilion Audio Description - Es Devlin

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The SDG Pavilion

This unique convening place and an art installation designed by Es Devlin, assembles a cohort of cultural collaborators to bring each of the Sustainable Development Goals to life. 

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Through 17 exhibits, the Pavilion explores where we are right now and how we can achieve the Goals by 2030.

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Goal 1 is an end to poverty in all its forms.

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Consign Poverty to History

Data artist Andrea Wallace brings global poverty data to life, with words from global development expert Helene D. Gayle on the widening wealth gap.

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Goal 2 is an end to hunger and malnutrition for good.

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A Thriving World's Pantry

Chef Pierre Thiam calls for the diversification of our global food systems for a Thriving World Pantry. 

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Goal 3 is to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all.

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Solutions Focused Photojournalism

Photographer Yagazie Emezi shares solutions-focused stories of maternal health.

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Goal 4 is to provide quality education for everyone.

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Moving Billboards

Samar Minallah Khan uses Moving Billboards to make the case for girls' education.

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Goal 5 is to achieve gender equality.

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Library of Women Leaders

Author Elif Shafak presents a tribute to the writers and characters who have filled our libraries with powerful women leaders. 

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Goal 6 is to ensure access to water and sanitation for all.

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The Shackles of Limitations

Artist Aïda Muluneh explores how limited access to clean water can impact women, in The Shackles of Limitations. 

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Goal 7 is to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.

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Celebrating Solar Energy

A tribute to solar power, one of the cleanest energy sources at our disposal.

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Goal 8 is decent work and economic growth.

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Fair Pay and Responsible Economics

Labour activist Kalpona Akter calls for a living wage for everyone, while economist Kate Raworth proposes a different way to define economic success.

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Goal 9 is to build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

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Making AI Fairer

Tech-for-good-founder, Manu Chopra connects workers in rural India with fair tech jobs, so they can actively take part in training a more inclusive AI.

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Goal 10 is to reduce inequality within and among countries. 

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Leave No One Behind

A compelling voice for intersectionality, activist Eddie Ndopu brings the structures of inequality to light, as he works to be the first person with a disability to go to space.

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Goal 11 is to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

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Solutions for Sustainable Cities

Landscape architect, Professor Yun Hye Hwang finds strategies to help us integrate our cities with wild, thriving ecosystems.  

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Goal 12 is to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

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The Colours of the Amazon

Artist Susana Mejía and Color Amazonia look to the Amazon for colour, with Huitoto and Tikuna communities as guides.

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Goal 13 is to take urgent action to combat the climate crisis and its impacts.

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Calling For Climate Action

Artist Gonzalo Padilla echoes the voice of UN Secretary General António Guterres by illustrating the damage we do to our biosphere through our use of fossil fuels.

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Goal 14 is to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.

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Coral Nurseries off the coast of the UAE

Marine scientist Hamad Al Jailani works to regrow coral and restore the reef in the world's warmest oceans.

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Goal 15 is to sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.

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Returning Wildlife

Filmmaker Juliano Salgado heads up Instituto Terra, a decades-old reforestation project. As a result, he is now able to record the endangered fauna returning to this habitat. 

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Goal 16 is to promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies.

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Life Is A Test Of Hope

Poet Salimata Fofana uses her writing to describe the pain and suffering of communities experiencing war, and calls for peace. 

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True Partnership & the Interconnectedness of Life on Earth

"True partnership is based on an understanding of our interbeing, our innate entanglement with the rest of the biosphere. We know that every act that each of us takes, no matter how great or small, will affect the rest of us. Every act is an act of global partnership." Es Devlin

Click the following link to find out more about the cultural collaborators behind this sculpture: https://artsandculture.google.com/story-editor/story/8AURnt8GctdWww?partnerId=259526344

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With thanks to our cultural collaborators:
- Helene D. Gayle and Andrea Wallace
- Pierre Thiam, Teranga & Yolélé
- Yagazie Emezi
- Samar Minallah Kahn
- Elif Shafak
- Aïda Muluneh and WaterAid
- Kalpona Akter and Kate Raworth
- Manu Chopra and Karya
- Eddie Ndopu
- Yun Hye Hwang
- Susana Mejía and Color Amazonia
- Gonzalo Padilla
- Hamad Al Jailani and the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi
- Juliano Salgado and the Instituto Terra
- Salimata Fofana and Unicef
-  Es Devlin

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