Thousands of people have descended on the United Nations in New York this week. Presidents and prime ministers from across the world have spoken during the world leaders’ general debate…but they’ve also joined diplomats, campaigners and celebrities at around 350 side events at UN Headquarters. The First Lady of Panama, Lorena Castillo de Varela, drops by the VIP Social Media studio to plant a flag of solidarity.
Women’s issues continue to take centre stage at the UN. Actor, activist, and one of the starts of blockbuster movie Black Panther, Winston Duke, appears at the HeForShe IMPACT Summit which is all about sharing “ground-breaking practices and concrete solutions towards the achievement of gender equality.”
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been a focus of many side events. The logo is broadcast on a giant screen at UN HQ.