Isha Foundation Founder Sadhguru Addresses the United Nations for World Water Day
NEW YORK, NY, March 22, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Sadhguru, Founder of Isha Foundation, will be one of the panelists at the launch event for the “International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018 – 2028” on March 22, 2018 (World Water Day) at the UN headquarters in New York.
Sadhguru has been invited by President of the General Assembly of the United Nations Miroslav Lajcak to participate in the discussion of “Contribution of the Water Decade to implementation of water related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): addressing challenges and seizing opportunities through strengthening cooperation and partnerships.” Watch LIVE March 22nd at 3:00 P.M EDT/12:30 A.M. IST at http://webtv.un.org/.
Sadhguru will be joining the panel moderated by Mr. Sirodjidin Aslov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, with co-panelists H.E. Mrs. Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; H.E. Mr. Gugile Nkwinti, Minister of Water and Sanitation of the Republic of South Africa; H.E. Mr. Danilo Türk, Chairman of the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace and former President of the Republic of Slovenia; and Ms. Priscilla Achapka, Executive Director Women Environmental Programme.
The day before (on March 21, 2018) at a special UN event leading up to World Water Day, Sadhguru is the main speaker on the topic of “Water, Sanitation & Women’s Empowerment.” Watch LIVE March 21st at 10 A.M. EDT/ 7:30 P.M. IST at http://webtv.un.org/.
About Rally For Rivers: In December last year, Sadhguru was the chief guest at the Global Landscapes Forum, one of the foremost international ecological forums that is led by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), United Nations Environment, the World Bank and the Government of Germany. Here, Sadhguru discussed Rally for Rivers – A Global Movement, with Erik Solheim, Executive Director of United Nations Environment (UNEP), the leading environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda and promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development.
Sadhguru started one of the world’s biggest environmental campaigns, Rally for Rivers, in 2017 when he personally drove across 16 Indian states in a month’s time. The campaign saw an unprecedented coming together of political leaders, farmers, industrialists, businessmen, students, professionals, media, culminating in the handing over of the draft policy recommendation to Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi. The initiative enlarged into a large-scale people’s movement with the participation, in various modes, of over 162 million people, across all walks of life.
Pursuant to the submission of the draft policy recommendations, the Indian Prime Minister’s Office constituted a committee under the aegis of the Niti Aayog, India’s apex economic policy-making institution, to review the recommendations and finalize government policy actions.
Rally for Rivers is in initial stages of policy implementation in the western state of Maharashtra on two major river systems. For more information, visit www.RallyForRivers.org.
About Sadhguru: Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic and visionary. Named one of India’s 50 most influential people, Sadhguru’s work has touched the lives of millions worldwide through his transformational programs. An internationally renowned speaker and author of the New York Times bestseller “Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy,” Sadhguru has been an influential voice at major global forums including the United Nations, the World Economic Forum, the World Presidents’ Organization and leading educational institutions, addressing issues as diverse as socioeconomic development, leadership and spirituality.
In 2017, Sadhguru was the recipient of the Padma Vibhushan Award by the Government of India, the highest among the annual civilian awards, accorded for exceptional and distinguished service. Sadhguru has a unique ability to make the ancient yogic sciences relevant to contemporary minds. His approach does not ascribe to any belief system, but offers methods for self-transformation that are both proven and powerful. Sadhguru established Isha Foundation, a non-profit, volunteer-run organization operating in more than 300 centers and supported by over nine million volunteers worldwide, and has initiated several projects for social revitalization, education and the environment through which millions of people have been given the means to overcome poverty, improve their quality of life, get actively involved in environmental initiatives, and achieve community-based, sustainable development. To learn more, visit InnerEngineering.com and Isha.Sadhguru.org.
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