SDSN Youth 2018 Rome Workshops

SDSN Youth 2018 Rome Workshops

Following the conclusion of the 2018 Vatican Youth Symposium, SDSN Youth’s Core Team and Network Coordinators stayed in Rome for three days of intensive, productive workshops. The workshops offered a chance for SDSN Youth’s main team of staff and volunteers to update and refine their usage of apps, technology, and partnerships to accelerate our organizational work and make sure we are as accessible to youth around the world as possible.

2018 Vatican Youth Symposium

2018 Vatican Youth Symposium

The 2018 Vatican Youth Symposium, which was jointly convened by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) and SDSN Youth, brought together youth entrepreneurs, activists, and innovators for training in global development. The theme of the conference, which was Youth Leadership for Integral Human Development: Laudato Si’ and the Sustainable Development Goals, motivated participants to recommit themselves to partnerships for the 2030 Agenda and to their role as youth leaders for a brighter, better future.

Indonesian Youth Movement in Tackling Plastic Pollution

Indonesian Youth Movement in Tackling Plastic Pollution

In the context of plastic pollution, which is currently a global issue, our country is still far from "independent". How is it so? As an example, the plastic problem that we face every day is shown by a research which stated that as many as 30 bottles of sample single use bottled drinking water (Air Minum Dalam Kemasan - AMDK) from Indonesia analyzed at the University of New York at Fredonia (2018) contain microplastic with an average of 382 microplastic particles / liter.

Launch of The Youth Solutions Hub: Support Young Innovators Working with the SDGs

Launch of The Youth Solutions Hub: Support Young Innovators Working with the SDGs

OCTOBER 31, VATICAN: SDSN Youth today announces at the Vatican Youth Symposium the launch of the Youth Solutions Hub (YSH), an online community-building platform that connects youth innovators working to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with mentors, tools and resources that can help them scale their solutions.

Youth represent approximately one quarter of the world’s population – an untapped potential to solve some of the greatest challenges of our time. While the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development emphasizes that “children and young women and men are critical agents of change,” who hold “the future of humanity and of our planet,” these young agents of change have many barriers to overcome in order to get their solutions off the ground.

According to the survey conducted by SDSN Youth’s 2018 Youth Solutions Report, the biggest challenges young innovators face include access to finance, lack of visibility and networking opportunities, technology exchange and innovation, and education and skills development.

The good news is, there is no lack of resources for youth innovators; yet these resources are scattered and fragmented. That is why SDSN Youth are launching the Youth Solutions Hub to bring them together in one place, where innovators can meet experts in business, industry and academia, build valuable collaborations with fellow innovators, and access exclusive tools and insights, thereby gaining fresh ideas and practices to take their solutions to the next level.

We are now calling for experts and innovators to apply to join the Youth Solutions Hub. Click on the buttons below to learn more about the two roles to register your interest. Follow #YouthSolutions on Twitter for the latest updates.


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 goals included in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was launched at UN Headquarters in September 2015 and adopted by all 193 UN member states. The SDGs, which are relevant to all countries, aim to achieve social inclusion, economic prosperity, and environmental sustainability for all people.

SDSN Youth is the youth initiative of SDSN, focused on empowering youth globally to create sustainable development solutions. SDSN Youth educates young people about the challenges of sustainable development and creates opportunities for them to use their creativity and knowledge to pioneer innovative solutions for the SDGs. SDSN Youth creates platforms for young people to connect, collaborate, and integrate their ideas and perspectives within the public policy field.

The Youth Solutions Hub is part of SDSN Youth’s efforts to support youth-led innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which include the Youth Solutions Report and the SDSN Youth Investment Readiness Program. It is an online community-building platform that connects young sustainability innovators with experienced and dedicated mentors and experts from industry, businesses and academia. The goal is to equip innovators with the right tools and skill set, enhancing their capacity and enabling them to scale their solutions and ideas.

Media inquiries: For media inquiries please contact solutions@sdsnyouth.org. The media resource kit for the launch of the Youth Solutions Hub can be downloaded here.

 

Contact:

Dario Piselli

dario.piselli@sdsnyouth.org

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Vatican Youth Symposium 2018

Vatican Youth Symposium 2018

Press Release

Vatican City, October 31 - SDSN Youth in collaboration with the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS), will host the Vatican Youth Symposium at the Casina Pio IV in Vatican City. Youth Leadership for Integral Human Development - Laudato Si’ and the Sustainable Development Goals

 

This conference brings together more than 50 young leaders, from over 30 countries and a variety of disciplines to co-generate solutions for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Youth leaders have an important role to play in instilling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Climate Agreement, and Laudato Si’ among the new generation worldwide. The Vatican Youth Symposium is a forum to strengthen global youth movements for sustainable development. Attendees come together to learn from both experts and each other in sessions covering topics such as advocacy, leadership, entrepreneurship, and moral engagement to fortify global youth movements for sustainable development.

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The Vatican Youth Symposium will be opened by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the SDGs and the Director of SDSN, and Monsignor Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. His Holiness Pope Francis has also been invited to attend.


The 2018 Symposium addresses challenges youth face by training young leaders in global development, specifically, young innovators, entrepreneurs, and activists who will become champions for their causes and catalyze social movements around the biggest issues of our time. With the support of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) and SDSN, leaders from civil society, faith communities, businesses, and academia, will facilitate sessions offering their guidance and partnership with the youth leaders. Representatives from organizations such as the Omni Institute, Global Citizen, World Business Council on Sustainable Development, among others, will provide valuable dialogue and discussions with youth leaders on practices and lessons they can utilize to mobilize on SDG projects.

 

SDG solutions discussed and generated at the Vatican Symposium will be wide-ranging and multifaceted given the interconnected nature of the 17 SDGs. The Symposium will have a special focus on raising global awareness for SDGs, education, and expertise for SDGs, entrepreneurship and innovation for SDGs, and Philanthropy and Financing for SDGs. The Symposium will provide a space for professionals and young leaders to share experiences, success stories, and best practices in order to empower participants to commit to concrete solutions and deliver meaningful change in their local communities.

 

The Vatican Youth Symposium was made possible by the generosity and support of Dr. Betsee Parker.



Information from previous symposiums can be found here:

https://sdsnyouth.org/vatican-event/

The Pontifical Academy of Sciences Founded in Rome on 17 August 1603, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences’ mission is to honor pure science, ensure its freedom and encourage research. It is the only supranational academy of sciences in the world. Its headquarters are in the Casina Pio IV, within the Vatican Gardens.  

SDSN Youth In 2012, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) to mobilize global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical problem solving for sustainable development, including the design and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local, national and global scales. In 2015, the SDSN launched its official youth division (SDSN Youth) to empower youth globally to create sustainable development solutions. SDSN Youth aims to amplify the youth ́s unparalleled energy and capacities for generating a wide support in the implementations of the SDGs. The organization mobilizes the necessary resources and capacity building to empower youth ́s action.

 

Media inquiries: For accreditation please contact the Vatican Press Office at accreditamenti@pressva.va

 

All journalists and media organizations wishing to apply for accreditation may request TEMPORARY accreditation through the online form of the Media Operations Section of the Holy See Press Office website.

 

Journalists and media organizations regularly accredited at the Holy See Press Office may send their request through the usual channels. All requests must be sent no less than 48 hours before the event.



Documentary Screening of “Please Mind The Gap” at TERI SAS

Documentary Screening of “Please Mind The Gap” at TERI SAS

n complementary to the latest judgement by Supreme Court of India which now recognises LGBT community rights, a documentary film ‘Please Mind The Gap’ was screened at TERI- School of Advance Studies with the lead of SDSN Youth coordinator Mohammed Subhan Khan.

SDG and Youth, cliche or reality?

SDG and Youth, cliche or reality?

“it is young people who bring the new world’s perspectives. We have a possibility, we can break these chains. There is incredible potential to become one of the first generations that REALLY collaborates to achieve a common goal and reach a same purpose. ”

SDSN Youth at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum

SDSN Youth at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum

SDSN-Youth took part at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum in Minneapolis. Isabel Pérez Dobarro, SDSN Youth´s UN Focal Point and Arts Twenty Thirty Project Lead, and Youth Solutions Report innovators, Victoria Erdel, spoke to students to highlight the role of youth in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.