Malala, Shakira and Angélique Kidjo participate in the 2030 Agenda adoption ceremony

25 September 2015

Colombian singer Shakira put the artistic note at the opening of the Summit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), interpreting the classic theme Imagine, by John Lennon.

“We live in a world where many of those born poor will die poor. It will depend on us to be the first society to eradicate poverty and promote justice and equality for the most deprived of the earth, ”said Shakira, who is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

The ceremony also featured the performance of the African singer Angélique Kidjo, ambassador of the same UN agency since 2002.

Also participating in the opening of the Summit was the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, who gave a message of hope for children, together with a group of 193 young people who represented all the UN member states.

“Each torch we hold represents the hope we have for our future because of the commitment they have made to the Global Goals. In my life I have suffered from terrorism, displacement and the denial of access to education. These are the tragedies that millions of children continue to face, ”said the activist for the right to education for girls.

Malala survived an attack by the Taliban that tried to assassinate her in 2012, when she was 15 years old, to silence her complaints about the girls of her country, Pakistan.

He invited everyone to be part of a change in the world that helps stop the suffering of millions of children who are victims of war, poverty, and exclusion.

25 September 2015

Colombian singer Shakira put the artistic note at the opening of the Summit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), interpreting the classic theme Imagine, by John Lennon.

“We live in a world where many of those born poor will die poor. It will depend on us to be the first society to eradicate poverty and promote justice and equality for the most deprived of the earth, ”said Shakira, who is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

The ceremony also featured the performance of the African singer Angélique Kidjo, ambassador of the same UN agency since 2002.

Also participating in the opening of the Summit was the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, who gave a message of hope for children, together with a group of 193 young people who represented all the UN member states.

“Each torch we hold represents the hope we have for our future because of the commitment they have made to the Global Goals. In my life I have suffered from terrorism, displacement and the denial of access to education. These are the tragedies that millions of children continue to face, ”said the activist for the right to education for girls.

Malala survived an attack by the Taliban that tried to assassinate her in 2012, when she was 15 years old, to silence her complaints about the girls of her country, Pakistan.

He invited everyone to be part of a change in the world that helps stop the suffering of millions of children who are victims of war, poverty, and exclusion.