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NOS Alive announces support for UN programme

By | Published on Friday 9 March 2018

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Portugal’s NOS Alive festival has partnered with the United Nations to promote sustainability and raise awareness of the ‘sustainable development goals’ of the UN Agenda 2030. No, I don’t know what that means either, but it sounds like an admirable pursuit.

That agenda sets out seventeen goals to be achieved by 2030 covering things like eradicating poverty, achieving gender equality, climate action, and building sustainable communities and cities. Organisers of NOS Alive say that they are seeking to support this agenda by making their own festival more environmentally sustainable, while also seeking to promote the UN’s goals to its audience of festival-goers.

The event’s Álvaro Covões says: “NOS Alive has been giving more and more attention to the issue of sustainability over the last few years. As one of the biggest events organised in our country we want to be an example in promoting responsible attitudes at the environmental, energy, social and economic level”.

He goes on: “That is why we embrace the United Nations Agenda 2030 not only to continue to promote the sustainability of the planet but also to help, through music and culture, to awaken the consciences of our public. Together we will be able to contribute more and better to this UN mission. It is an honour for NOS Alive to join this cause and be seen as a privileged partner to spread the word”.

Specifics of the festival’s UN partnership are as yet unclear, but are set to be announced in due course ahead of this year’s edition of the event in July.



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