September 16, 2017 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
University of Guelph
Are you interested in climate action, reducing inequalities, peace and justice, eradicating poverty, clean energy, responsible consumption, sustainable economic growth, or working for the United Nations? Do you want to get involved in locally or internationally implementing these sustainable changes to help make the world a better place?
OPIRG Guelph, UofG Sustainability Office, GSEC, and the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) are excited to bring Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) Youth Training by UN officials to students in Guelph. This event is OPEN TO ALL, and seeks to encourage Canadians – especially youth – to learn more about how to contribute to international development.
You will receive a certificate for the training from FES, a catered lunch, a chance to listen to a UN speaker, and an opportunity to network with local NGOs, policymakers and civil society activists.
On September 25th, 2015, 193 UN Member States unanimously adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 targets, to frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.
At the very centre of this agenda are youth! The only way to achieve all 17 Goals is to inspire the bourgeoning generation of leaders to take up the message and act proactively in their communities to create lasting and sustainable change.
Cost: $20 for the early birds, $25 general