First Global Festival of Ideas promotes new SDG thinking

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Gaming experts are joining representatives from government and the private sector as well as policy makers, activists and students for what's being billed as the world's first "playable" policy conference.

The Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development, taking place in Bonn, Germany, seeks to provoke new thinking for a better world.

Some 1,000 participants will be using a mobile app to collaborate on policies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a hypothetical country.

The 17 SDGs aim to create a more just and equitable world by 2030, including an end to extreme poverty and quality education for all.

Cristina Silveiro spoke to Mitchell Toomey, Director of the UN SDG Action Campaign, ahead of Wednesday's opening session.

Duration: 5'36"

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