Transforming Our World: Youth Speaks Up

Watch: young people talk about what they want the future to look like. http://ow.ly/RE00E #Action2015

2015 is the year for global action. It’s the year that countries and citizens of the world will come together to adopt a new global agenda and commit to making vast improvements, in areas such as climate change and poverty, by 2030.

The 17 sustainable development goals that form part of the new sustainable development agenda, will be formally adopted by the United Nations Member States at the end of September. These goals focus on eradicating poverty, promoting prosperity and addressing climate change in a bid to protect our planet and improve the lives of many people by 2030.

With the goals providing targets for the next 15 years, it”s the youth of today that will be heavily depended upon to take action. With that in mind, we wanted to know what young people really wanted to see in 2030.

At a youth conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, we asked what they think needs to be improved, what issues matters to them and what they want their future to look like.

From gender equality to a cleaner planet, the youth of 2015 are looking for development in areas that will improve the lives of people all over the world while also protecting the planet’s resources.

You can see all of their answers here and, for more information on how you can also take action, visit: http://un.org/action2015

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2017-11-16T15:48:43+00:00 September 1st, 2015|News, VIDEO: sustainable development agenda|