Final Statement from the Youth sector consultation towards Australia’s Voluntary National Review on Agenda 2030 and the SDGs
On 7 February 2018, SDSN Youth brought together youth organizations, university students, student groups and youth representatives for a sector consultation ahead of the Australian Government’s Voluntary National Review (VNR) on national implementation of Agenda 2030 and the SDGs.
The contributions from the consultation have been summarised in a statement prepared by SDSN Youth for consideration by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the coordinating body for the drafting of the VNR.
The statement serves to illustrate the potential for young people in Australia to lead the implementation of the SDGs, demonstrates the efforts already taken towards the SDGs, and offers recommendations on how the sector can be further supported to maximise its impact.
As evidenced by the current work undertaken by youth organisations and young people across Australia, the sector plays a significant role in the national, regional and global implementation of the SDGs and will continue to strengthen and expand its contributions to the ambitious agenda. By supporting the efforts of young people, Australia will benefit from a generation that is highly skilled and equipped to deliver innovative strategies to solve the challenges it faces domestically and globally.