Innovate your future

A major online campaign has been launched asking youth to share their ideas and thoughts on how science, technology, innovation and culture can help shape a sustainable world

Innovate Your FutureAimed at bringing the voices of youth into the important discussions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) ahead of its annual meeting in July, and to engage young people on how STI and culture can facilitate change, ECOSOC gathered youth representatives, young corporate leaders and opinion leaders for a Youth Forum Event on 27 March.

A few days prior to this event, the Council kicked off a major online campaign, “Innovate Your Future”, by creating a forum on Facebook to gather input from all over the world. Hashem Bajwa, CEO of DE-DE, the company behind Thundeclap, on 27 March also announced a brand new ECOSOC page on their platform launched to seek worldwide support to help empower youth and shape future innovators.

Featuring a number of planned online and offline activities highlighting this year’s main theme on “Science, technology and innovation (STI), and the potential of culture, for promoting sustainable development and achieving the MDGs”, the campaign on Facebook and Thunderclap will run through 1 July when world leaders come together for the ECOSOC annual meeting in Geneva. The goal is to help shape decisions and include the voices of youth at this important event.

By signing up on Thunderclap, the online community can show that they believe that all young people should get a solid foundation in the sciences and that they want to help give youth the power to transform societies, improve economies and sustain the planet.

The Thunderclap message will be released on 1 July, asking Member States at ECOSOC to help empower youth to accomplish this.

Sign up on Thunderclap today. Innovate your future. Be part of the now.

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