A day to recognize the resilience of indigenous peoples

Indigenous peoples have been heavily impacted by COVID-19. Nevertheless, their response to the global pandemic has shown their resilience in overcoming challenges. Indigenous peoples continue to use unique solutions to tackle the pandemic – as they have for centuries. They are taking action, drawing on their traditional knowledge and practices, such as voluntary isolation, and sealing off their territories.

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Young people take action for global change

The UN has been engaging with young people to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges since 1999. Yet 2020 might be the year their contribution is needed most, as the world is reeling from the disruption caused by COVID-19. Under the banner “Youth Engagement for Global Action”, this year’s International Youth Day will celebrate the positive action young people offer.

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Get involved

Join International Youth Day celebrations!

As the world is facing and responding to the COVID-19 crisis, many of us are confined to stay at home. But this is no reason not to engage virtually! Looking for ideas on how to get involved and take part in International Youth Day celebrations this year? We’ve got you covered! There are plenty of ways to engage and make your voice heard. Check out how to take action for positive change!

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Expert voices

Changing the culture of care in Bogotá

Over 120 new and innovative SDG Acceleration Actions were submitted by governments and other actors in connection with this year’s High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. Many seek to build back better, greener and fairer from COVID-19, at all levels. At the local level, the City of Bogotá is taking novel steps to transform the culture of care in the city. To find out how, UN DESA spoke with the Mayor of Bogotá, Ms. Claudia López Hernández.

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worldwide have been postponed, cancelled or are taking place virtually in a scaled down format. Others are still being reviewed.
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