About the project
To mark its 75th anniversary in 2020, the United Nations holds the biggest-ever global conversation on the role of global cooperation in building the future we want. Everybody is invited to discuss the major challenges of our time – primarily climate change, migration, increasing inequality, and the impact of digital technologies – and to share their ideas on how to tackle these. “No country, no community can resolve the complex problems of our world on its own,” explains António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations. “We must come together, not only to talk, but also to listen to each other.” With thousands of citizens’ meetings scheduled throughout the year, the intention is to give access to as many people as possible – including young people, critics, and marginalized groups. Their suggestions and ideas will be evaluated and discussed with the heads of government of the UN Member States in September. Assistant Secretary-General Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond is in charge of the campaign: “The anniversary provides an ideal occasion to reinvigorate the spirit of global cooperation, a spirit that is absolutely fundamental and essential for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the remaining ten years up until 2030.” The Robert Bosch Stiftung is a partner in the UN anniversary campaign, promoting dialogue in Germany and through its international activities.