Leveraging youth to form a greater future, UN publicizes 17 Young Leaders for SDGs

Leveraging youth to shape a better future, UN announces 17 Young Leaders for SDGs

The Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) symbolize the varied voices of youth from each area of the world, and are collectively answerable for activating tens of millions of younger individuals in assist of the SDGs. 

According to Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, amid unprecedented instances, the 2020 Class are a “clear example” of how the youth are main the way in which in shaping a extra sustainable and inclusive future for all. 

”Despite being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, younger individuals all over the world proceed to show immense resilience, resourcefulness and management to find progressive options to get well higher and obtain the SDGs”, she stated. 

The group of 17 will come collectively as a neighborhood to assist efforts to interact younger individuals within the realization of the SDGs each via strategic alternatives with the UN and thru their present initiatives, platforms and networks, in keeping with the Youth Envoy’s office

The 17 are introduced each two years by the Envoy. 

The 2020 Class 

Aged between 18 and 29, they hail from throughout the globe – coming from Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Ireland, Liberia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Senegal, Turkey, Uganda, and the United States. 

One of the Young Leaders, Siena Castellon, 18 from Ireland, is an autism and neurodiversity advocate. She stated that the platform will allow her to lift consciousness of neurodiversity and the significance of recognizing, supporting and harnessing the neglected strengths and abilities of people that suppose in a different way and understand the world in a different way. 

Similarly, for 24-year-old Lester Philipp Vargas Angeles, from Peru, the Young Leaders is a chance to assist tens of millions of scholars be taught extra and sooner with the assist of synthetic intelligence (AI)-enabled digital studying and assist re-invent colleges, universities and establishments. 

More data on the seventeen 2020 Young Leaders, together with their profiles and commitments is offered here

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