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Sagittarius Solar Festival

with Jimena Leiva-Roesch (Guatemala) & Steve Nation (New Zealand, US)

"Sustinable Development Goals:

Setting the Way Forward".



"All activity which drives the human being forward towards some form of development—physical, emotional, mental, intuitional, social—if it is in advance of his present state is essentially spiritual in nature and is indicative of the livingness of the inner divine entity."

Education in the New Age by Alice Bailey.


“During the next 12 months, the United Nations, its member states, and partners will define their vision for sustainable development over the next 15 years. (...) However, this noble vision can only be implemented if it has the power to inspire citizens around the world (…) How we think about the SDGs will determine their relevance for future generations. There is a window of opportunity now as the goals are being shaped, when individuals and groups of individuals in their millions can be inspired by the possibilities of creating a new collective direction for the human community.”

Building a Sustainable Future Requires Leadership from State and Citizen by Jimena Leiva-Roesch, Youssef Mahmoud, Steve Nation (read the full article here).

Steve Nation is Director of the New York office of Lucis Trust and World Goodwill. He is a writer and speaker on meditation and global issues. He is co-founder of Intuition in Service and the United Nations Days and Years Meditation Initiative.

Since 2002, he has coordinated an annual global meditation Vigil for the International Day of Peace. He serves on the Council of the Spiritual Caucus at the United Nations and writes a regular column about the United Nations for the UK journal Caduceus.

Jimena Leiva Roesch is the Second Committee delegate for the Mission of Guatemala to the United Nations in New York. She works towards advancing the global sustainable development agenda. She has co-led various proposals that have gained international support such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP). She served as a facilitator for the negotiations on the Rio+20 outcome document and has represented the voice of the developing world in the climate change negotiations. She also had the opportunity to be involved in negotiations of the Security Council. Her portfolio includes the peace process in Somalia and the security implications of climate change on the maintenance of international peace and security.

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