“The Indonesian government has shown a consistency in legitimizing the SDG agenda into the country’s national development planning and issuing Presidential regulation No.59 year of 2017. [The] support from BAPPENAS and SDSN [of the] Happiness Festival shows our government values [the notion that] the growth of a nation is linked to increased human happiness and wellbeing, not just growing the economy.
The issue of plastic waste, especially plastic bags, at the moment is pressing to be resolved. With a national waste reduction target of 30% and waste handling of 70% by 2025, the role of various parties is needed to create a solution to solve the problem.
‘Young people are the leaders of tomorrow’. And yet… why can’t they be leaders for today? At the UN SDG Action Campaign Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development, Project Leader (Networks) Yi Jun shared about some of SDSN Youth’s upcoming initiatives, and how they focus on empowering young people to take action on the SDGs today. In this article, he reflects on why students are a key constituency in the fight for sustainable development.
These young urban leaders are the inaugural Local Pathways Fellows, a network of young thought leaders, urban planners, researchers and innovators from over 50 cities to advance local dialogue, collaboration and problem-solving around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to make cities “smart, fair and sustainable”.
During this edition of the campaign, more than 150 events were organized in 38 countries and more than 10,000 people were involved. Through the promotion of the events on our online platforms, we were able to generate more than 28k social media impressions.
At the World Urban Forum (WUF) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in February 2017, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth) was pleased to host an event to demonstrate how can young urban leaders implement and localize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their cities through the Local Pathways Fellowship (LPF).