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17 for 17
Date: 26 February -
9 March 2018
Organization: UNOG
Location: Bar Serpent
Category: Exhibition
patron: Permanent Mission of Denmark

This event takes place at the Palais des Nations, Bar Serpent, E Building, 1st fl.; Entry: Pregny Gate; Access: Door 40

All attendees who do not hold a UN ground badge are kindly requested to register here.

About the event:

The Permanent Mission of Denmark presents the poster exhibition “17FOR17 Worlwide”, in collaboration with the Chora foundation.

17FOR17 is a poster campaign, developed by Chora Connection in collaboration with 17 Danish designers, with the purpose of creating broad awareness of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Denmark.

The 17 SDGs and 169 secondary aims were adopted in 2015 by the 193 UN Member States. This adoption symbolised a commitment by these countries to solve the world’s most urgent problems by 2030. As one of these countries, Denmark is responsible for supporting sustainable global development, as well as realising the goals in a Danish context.

As a response to this, Chora Connection has collaborated with 17 Danish designers in communicating the 17 SDGs as a series of unique posters, interpreting the goals from new angles.
Danish poster art has a long tradition of democratizing the aesthetic expression and contributing to impactful communication. 17FOR17 builds on that tradition by asking designers to communicate a clear message: we need to create a sustainable future for the world. The collection consists of 19 unique posters, each interpreting goals like ‘no poverty’, ‘zero hunger’ and ‘clean water and sanitation’.

17FOR17 thereby creates a strong connection between the participating artists and the sustainable transition that the 17 SGDs officially represent.

The idea of a poster campaign, to promote the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals to a wide public audience, was first conceived in 2016 by Chora Connection.

It began with an invitation to 17 Danish designers to each interpret one of the 17 goals and resulted in a great success with exhibitions of the posters in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Vejle, Bornholm and New York, and with wide-spread media coverage.

This exhibition of 19 posters is the result of their creative contribution and is an invitation to members in all other countries to participate in this significant project to promote the 17 UN SDG’s to a worldwide audience.

17 Danish designers have each created an original poster featuring one of the global UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The purpose is to create deeper insight in Danish society in regards to the 17 goals as well as strengthen the link between designers and general education.

About the collaboration:

Chora Connection is a Danish non-profit organization established in 2015, with the vision of achieving a sustainable and resilient world within the framework of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

For more information, please see: http://choraconnection.dk/prototype/17for17/?lang=en

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