The nonprofit will held a series of events in New York during the UN General Assembly session on September 24 – September 28.

A United Nations meeting in 2017. Source: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images

The nonprofit ART 2030 will cooperate with the United Nations to help fulfil the 17-point agenda for global sustainable development. The programme is expected to be implemented by 2030.

ART 2030 was founded by Danish collector Luise Faurschou. The project aims to make UN goals such as poverty eradication, clean water access and climate change reduction more accessible to everyday people. ART 2030 plans to hold a series of events and commissioned artworks in New York this autumn during the upcoming session of the UN General Assembly from September 24 to 28, Artnet writes.

“Looking around the world today I think it’s clear to all of us that we all need to use our strengths and competencies to chip in what we can. To me the global goals is the best plan I’ve seen to pave a way for how we can all work together toward a more sustainable world,” Faurschou said.

ART 2030 will partner with a number of outstanding galleries in New York’s Chelsea to use their spaces for exhibitions and panel discussions. The list of partner galleries includes David Zwirner, Gagosian Gallery, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Augustine. Each day will focus on a particular theme – equality, a healthy planet, and quality education.

“Art makes us connect to people and places that are far from us and transcends languages and borders—ultimately generating empathy for others,” reads a statement by artist Danh Vo who supports the project. More information can be found on ART 2030’s website.

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