When: Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Open Dialogue in English: 7:00 am to 8:00 am EST
Open Dialogue in Spanish: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
YouthPower Learning cordially invites you to participate in the next YouthTalks session “The Role of Young People in Achieving the SDGs". Youth will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in dialogue with UN Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals, Teresa González, and all are invited to follow along and join the conversation on Twitter using #YPYouthTalks.
Today, the world is home to the largest generation of youth in history with 1.2 billion aged 15-24 years old worldwide.
Young people are a force for good in the world. We have the imagination, courage, and inventiveness to find lasting solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. The Sustainable Development Goals represent the perfect arena for youth to innovate and take the lead in shaping our present and improving our future.
In this YouthTalks session we will listen to each other and explore ways to make sure that our generation is the first to end poverty, the most determined to tackle inequality, and the last generation threatened by climate change. YouthTalks is a space to:
- Discover. Explore why the SDGs matter and why the world needs you in order to end poverty, fight inequalities, and tackle climate change.
- Be heard. Share youth-led initiatives that are already contributing to achieve global prosperity and leave no one behind.
- Get inspired. Talk to other youth like you. Exchange ideas, actions, and stories about build a better world from the bottom-up.
The first session will start promptly at 7:00 am EST and the second session will start promptly at 3:00 pm EST.
About the speaker:
Teresa is from Mexico and was recently appointed as a United Nations Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals. She has a Masters in Cultural Engineering and earned a Bachelor Degree in Communications. As a social entrepreneur she co-founded two organizations: Liter of Light Mexico and Fundacion Qohelet. She has worked with diverse marginalized communities around the world, including indigenous, gypsies, and addicts. With experience in Mexico, Spain, India, and the USA, she is now working as a Program Officer at the Young Americas Business Trust.
About the YouthTalks Series:
YouthTalks sessions are hosted by USAID’s YouthPower Learning and are designed to connect youth with prominent speakers and leaders in areas of interest. YouthTalks is an open platform for the participation and meaningful engagement of young people as they raise their concerns, opinions, and aspirations.