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Decade of Youth Action

United Nations Headquarters

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How do we promote youth action to accelerate progress on #GlobalGoals by 2030?

The last decade was marked by dialogues and campaigns around climate emergency, peace conflicts, gender inequality, poverty, and inadequate education and health facilities.  This decade, the focus is on action and mobilization of youth to achieve the Global Goals by 2030. The United Nations Department of Global Communications and Friendship Ambassadors Foundation are joining hands to support the UN Decade of Action while giving a particular focus to youth. The Decade of Action aims to provide a framework and call-to-action for all sectors of society, along the three levels suggested by the Secretary-General: global action, local action, and people action.

Join us for a discussion on youth action to accelerate the progress of the #GlobalGoals. The event will specifically focus on:

  • How to strengthen youth engagement in UN priority areas, including the Decade of Action
  • Ideas and solutions for action to accelerate the achievement of the Global Goals
  • Youth participation in platforms and discussion at local and national levels

Speakers include:

  • Shaaz Nasir, Director of Digital Transformation, Microsoft
  • Marco Sanchez, Youth Engagement & Advocacy Coordinator UNA USA
  • Cecilia Chapiro, Yunus & Youth Founder; Investment Adviser @ UNICEF Innovation
  • Valeria Gomez-Palacios, Co-Founder & Program Director, Global Emergency Response and Assistance
  • Mayela Calderon, Partner Engagement Manager, Girls Who Code
  • Alexandria Villaseñor, Climate Activist & Founder of Earth Uprising International
  • Representative from Civil Society Unit, Department of Global Communications
  • Moderator: Ali Mustafa, Youth Programs and Communications Consultant, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation
  • Emcee: Andrew Macdonald, Executive Director, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation

Join the conversation: #DecadeofYouthAction#GlobalGoals #DecadeOfAction #UNWithCivilSociety #UN75

“Decade of Youth Action” Program Schedule

In Collaboration with the UN Department of Global Communications Civil Society Unit

4 March 2020, 10:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

March 4, 2020, Wednesday

Opening Remarks and Welcome (10:30 A.M.)

Andrew Macdonald, Executive Director

Opening Keynote (10:35 A.M.)

Representative, Civil Society Unit, Department of Global Communications

Panel (10:40 A.M.)

Moderator: Ali Mustafa, Youth Programs and Communications Consultant, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation

Shaaz Nasir, Director of Digital Transformation, Microsoft
Marco Sanchez, Youth Engagement & Advocacy Coordinator, UNA USA
Cecilia Chapiro, Yunus & Youth Founder; Investment Adviser @ UNICEF Innovation
Valeria Gomez-Palacios, Co-Founder & Program Director, Global Emergency Response and Assistance
Mayela Calderon, Partner Engagement Manager, Girls Who Code

Q&A / Open Mic (11:10 A.M.)

UN75 Presentation (12:05 P.M.)

Closing Keynote (12:35 P.M.)

Alexandria Villaseñor, Climate Activist & Founder of Earth Uprising International

Conclusion / Photo Op (12:45 P.M.)