Sustainable Development Goals & Climate Change
During International Days and major international conferences there is a special opportunity to serve in
the creation of a more unified and compassionate world.
As meditators we can symbolically stand together with all actively working in the spirit of the Charter of Compassion, and invoke the aid of the Forces of Light in support of these events.
These International Days and events reflect important themes in the mobilization of energies to:
- End poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030 through practical actions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
- engaging people of goodwill all over the world in a common movement.
2021 United Nations International Years
Silence at the United Nations
The Spiritual Caucus at the United Nations gathers in the vicinity of UN Headquarters in New York (September - June) on the third Thursday every month for 30 minutes of silence followed by 30 minutes of dialogue, sharing insights and exploring ways to use an inner focus in service of the work of the UN. On the 1st Thursday of the month the Caucus invites friends to sit in silence for 30 minutes in the Meditation Room at UN Headquarters in New York.
Please link in from wherever you are. More information at: http://www.spiritualcaucusun.org/
In January the Caucus will meet subjectively on January 21, 2.00 - 3.15pm. The physical meeting has been cancelled as a precautionary measure due to the Coronavirus. All are invited to link together for 30 minutes in mind and heart with a particular focus on supporting the UN during this difficult time.
January Please Hold These Events in the Light
December 31 - January 1
The passage into a new year is widely observed as a time for meditation and deep reflection, when resolutions are made and attention is given to the purpose of life. The will to contribute to the well-being of humanity and the planet; and the vivifying of authentic goodness, beauty and truth are increasingly becoming central features of personal and group meditations at this time.
One effort to focus this global spirit of reflection is Universe Day, from noon December 31st to noon January 1. On this 12th Universe Day celebration, we invite you and all other universe citizens and Evolutioneers to gather with friends locally to consider your rights and responsibilities as universe citizens and planetary Evolutioneers and then, choose where to best help to enact wise evolutionary solutions to our biggest global challenges while also celebrating the beauty and wonder of the universe we live in.
January 1 - 7
7 Days of Rest & Radical Healing
7 Days of Rest, January 1-7, is an annual, open co-creative event inviting individuals and groups around the world to initiate and join local and online events for the healing and replenishment of the planet and all its inhabitants.
During the first 7 Days of 2021, we unite in seeding the New Year with a sacred field of intention and blessing for a thriving world for all of Life. Together we co-create a collective space for us to reflect how we can realign with our hearts, with each other, and with the intrinsic intelligence and order of Nature. Through rest, deep listening, wisdom sharing and compassionate action we amplify the emerging global culture of peace, health, cooperation and wise governance.
January 15 - February 23
Feast for the Soul: A 40-Day Worldwide Spiritual Practice Intensive
You are invited to participate in the Feast no matter where you are, what your spiritual practice is, or how experienced you feel. Join the tens of thousands of people who, for 40 days from January 15-February 25, join the Feast and commit to intensifying their heartfelt spiritual practice. When you do, your resilience, your peacefulness, and your connectedness to everyone who calls this planet home, will increase.
What nine months does for the embryo
Forty early mornings
Will do for your growing awareness
January 18 - 22
Global Forum for Food & Agriculture, Berlin, Germany
2021 Theme: How to Feed the World in Times of Pandemics and Climate Change?
The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international conference on central issues of vital importance for global agricultural and food policies. A large number of events provide an international audience of experts from the worlds of politics, business, science and civil society with an opportunity to address and reach consensus on issues and challenges relating to global agricultural policy and food security.The event includes the Berlin Agriculture Ministers’ Conference, the largest annual gathering of Agriculture Ministers from over 70 states. This years Forum will be a virtual event.
January 18 - 26
Global Forum on Migration and Development, Virtual Summit
2021 Theme: The Future of Human Mobility: Innovative Partnerships for Sustainable Development
The Thirteenth GFMD Summit will be held as a virual event, and wil this year be led by the United Arab Emirates. The annual forums are attended by Ministers and Deputy Ministers from all regions of the world as well as policy-makers and practitioners in migration and development representing business, civil society and mayors. The GFMD has since remained as the largest informal, non-binding, voluntary and government-led process, bringing together expertise from all regions and countries at all stages of economic, social and political development.
International Day of Education
2021 Theme: Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation.
First celebrated in 2019, this UN Day celebrates the role of education in peace and development and in the building of sustainable and resilient societies. The 2021 theme aims to encourage international collaboration in efforts to place education and lifelong learning at the centre of the recovery.
UNESCO leads the focus on this Day; particularly through its Futures of Education Initiative which is pioneering efforts to reimagine education in a world of increasing complexity, uncertainty, and precarity.
Futures of Education Initiative
January 25 - 26
Climate Adaptation Summit
2021 Theme: Accelerating Adaptation Action
The online international Climate Adaptation Summit 2021, hosted by the Netherlands, convenes global leaders and local stakeholders. It will see the launch of a comprehensive Adaptation Action Agenda that sets out clear commitments to deliver concrete new endeavours and partnerships to make our world more resilient to the effects of climate change.
January 25 - 29
The Davos Agenda
The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos ths year will be a virtual event, described as: a pioneering mobilization of global leaders to shape the principles, policies and partnerships needed in this challenging new context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 Davos Agenda will also mark the launch of the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset Initiative.
Holocaust Remembrance Day
2021 Theme: Facing the Aftermath: Recovery and Reconstitution in the Decade after the Holocaust
On this day every year the United Nations commemorates the memory of the victims of the holocaust. Recalling the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations General Assembly, in designating this International Day, affirmed that the Holocaust, which resulted in the murder of one third of the Jewish people along with countless members of other minorities, will forever be a warning to all people of the dangers of hatred, bigotry, racism and prejudice.
A series of online events, including the annual UN Holocaust Memorial ceremony, will be broadcast from UN Headquarters in New York every day from January 27 - 30.
Full Moon — Aquarius
Since ancient times human beings have honored the full moon as a time when the sacred is most accesible. It is a time of light — the moon reflects the light of the sun onto the face of the earth. In astrology this is a time when the qualities and potentials of the zodiacal sign of the sun are especially available to humanity for use in service.
During the full moon religious and esoteric groups around the world use the opportunities of this time to vizualize light and love and spiritual power flowing into humanity and strengthening all that is being done to help prepare the way for a world of unity, justice and peace; a world in which the Sustainable Development Goals are in process of being achieved.