On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly youth gathered in New York and discussed implementation and accountability of the Sustainable Development Goals by young people as part of #Generation2030.

Moderated by young leaders, the event was hosted by the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth,  the Permanent Missions of Denmark, Rwanda, and Sri Lanka; the Government of the United Kingdom,  the United Nations Development Programme, and Restless Development.

The event gave the floor for youth advocates to send out a clear message about the importance of including the views of young people and their crucial role in the implementation and accountability of the Sustainable Development Goals at global and national levels.


Check out some of the highlights of the event below!

Crown Princess Mary, of Denmark, kicked off the event with inspiring remarks that called for action to help youth realize their own potential.

Youth participants joined in a lively and interactive debate on #Generation2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The United Kingdom’s Youth Delgate, Ronagh Craddock, joined the event  to discuss her passion for youth advocacy and action.

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, moderated a panel discussion with Justine Glenning, UK Secretary of State for International Development, Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, Farah Mesmar, Youth Governance & Accountability Task Team, Alimamy Kamara, Youth Minister Sierra Leone, Nix Hartley, CEO Restless Development.


At the end of the event, youth participants, policy panelists, and advocates joined on stage to emphasize the pivotal importance of youth to the Sustainable Development Goals.