Unique initiative helps spread the word about new global goals

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UN70 Belarus Express for SDGs

A train known as the UN70 Belarus Express is helping to spread the word about the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) throughout the Eastern European country.

The train has been making its way around Belarus this week.

Film screenings, concerts, exhibitions and workshops on the goals have all been featured on board, in eight different cities.

The 17 development and poverty reduction targets which make up the SDGs were agreed by the international community in September.

Matthew Wells spoke with Sanaka Samarasinha, the UN Resident Coordinator in Belarus. He started out by asking him how the idea for the train came about.

Duration: 2’32″

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