The Netherlands, Venlo: On February 13th, 2017, AIESEC will host Youth4GlobalGoals Day, a one-day event that will bring together top young leaders from 120 countries and territories together with experts from 20 organizations to create inputs for the Young Person’s Guideline to Saving the World. The Guideline will consist of the actions young people can do to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.
The event is organized by AIESEC, the world’s largest youth-led organization, as a part of the Youth4GlobalGoals initiative. The initiative aims to promote and stimulate meaningful youth participation in the implementation of the SDGs.
In 2016 the United Nations released the “Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World”, a great initiative to encourage people to take small steps towards the Global Goals. The Future We Want outcome document of Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development refers to young people as “custodians of the future” – highlighting youth as important stakeholders with the critical role of creating a sustainable future for themselves and future generations.
Therefore, AIESEC aims to create the second guide that will be adapted towards a young audience and include diverse geographical and social perspectives, giving an opportunity to millions of young people to make a positive impact on their communities.
The Guideline will be created with a support of the representatives from Asian Development Bank, Electrolux, PwC, TCS, UNICEF, UNV, UN-Habitat, UNIDO, PVBLIC Foundation, Teach for All, World Vision, Plan International, Water Youth Network. The release date is set for the end of March 2017. The Guideline will be published at youth4globalgoals.org.
The event is open for the participation of media representatives. For further inquiries and media participation, please contact PR Specialist of AIESEC International.
AIESEC is the world’s largest youth-led organization creating opportunities for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. With offices in more than 122 countries and territories, AIESEC is a non-political, independent, not-for-profit organization run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education. Around the world AIESEC partners with more than 2,600 universities and 8000+ organizations to facilitate professional and personal development experiences for young people across the globe.