Athalos is grateful to participate in the SDG Flag Initiative, on the 25th of September 2020. SDG stands for Sustainable Development Goals. On the 25th it will be exactly five years ago that the world embraced the 17 sustainable goals towards a more inclusive and sustainable society by 2030.

During this special day, dozens of Dutch organizations and embassies will participate in the SDG Flag campaign to express their support for the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. No fewer than 850 SDG flag will be hoisted!

By hoisting the SDG Flag, Athalos and other companies, civil society organizations, educational centres and governmental organizations show their commitmentment to the Global Goals movement. Dutch universities and multiple municipalities are already engaged, will you be too? In this way, we show each other that we work together to combat major global challenges, such as climate action, gender equality, biodiversity and fair work. The SDGs form our global compass to deal with these complex challenges in the coming years.

On September 25, world leaders will (virtually) discuss the progress made on the SDGs during the General Assembly of the United Nations. At the same time, the SDG Action Day will take place in the Netherlands, to show that the Global Goals are widely supported here and to realize the decade of action.

The SDG Flag Campaign is an initiative of collaborating partners SDG Nederland, VNG, Global Compact Netwerk Nederland and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.