The first International Day of Yoga (IDY) was celebrated with great enthusiasm all across the world on June 21, 2015, engaging a wide cross-section of people from all walks of life. After the success of the first IDY, this year, the permanent mission of India to the United Nations is organizing a special event on June 20 and 21 at the UN headquarters in New York.
On June 20, Sadhguru has been invited to be the lead speaker at a special event ‘Conversation with Yoga Masters – Yoga for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’. Adopted by world leaders and the UN, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) serve as a political vision and a collective blueprint for sustainable development for all countries and people. In a conversation with Sadhguru, moderated by author, civil and environmental rights advocate, Max Kennedy, this special event will seek to enrich our collective understanding of the unique features of yoga and its central place for the achievement of SDGs.
Sadhguru's June 20 talk (3-5pm EDT, June 21 12:30-2:30am IST) will be web streamed live.
On June 21, there will be a yoga session with Sadhguru at the United Nations in front of the Secretariat Building. In addition to UN officials, ambassadors and dignitaries from various countries, this session will also be open to members of the public.
The SDGs are 17 goals adopted by all countries to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people.