Join Peace Boat and the Dutch Youth Council at the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development for:
“Empowering Youth Through Partnerships”
6:15 – 7:30 pm, Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Conference Room 7 in the UN Conference Building
Youth have a critical role to play in order to achieve the SDGs. Join two innovative organizations to discuss youth partnerships and responsibility toward the implementation of the SDGs.
Join Peace Boat to discuss how international partnerships can educate and empower youth toward action for the SDGs. Learn about the innovative platform developed by Peace Boat, which runs educational and advocacy voyages on a large passenger vessel, sailing 3-4 times around the world each year. Its activities support and strengthen local initiatives for peace and sustainability within the holistic framework of the SDGs.
Partnership examples include Peace Boat’s educational programs with youth organizations to increase awareness of and promote action on the Sustainable Development Goals in Latin America; work with UNISDR’s “Making Cities Resilient” campaign to create training programs that bring together young leaders from across the globe to share experiences, best practices, and pressing issues in Disaster Risk Reduction; and Peace Boat’s development of the world’s most sustainable cruise ship. This “Ecoship” will sail as a flagship for climate action and a messenger for raising awareness of the SDGs in over 100 ports a year. The innovative ship will also serve as a venue for bringing stakeholders from all sectors together toward the implementation of the SDGs, and as a vehicle to transport people and ideas around the world.
Join the Dutch Youth Council to discuss the importance of creating a report of youth initiatives around the world to implement the SDGs. The workshop will showcase best practices from around the globe and look further to see how to truly put youth at the heart of the SDGs. The Dutch Youth Council aims to establish a global report on youth in 2020, 2025 and 2030, to remind us all of the critical role youth have to play, map who is doing what, how countries are performing on youth participation on the SDGs and to make sure that the specific needs of youth are met, leaving no youth behind.
Building partnerships for peace, human rights and sustainable development has been at the heart of Peace Boat’s work since 1983. Peace Boat works via a passenger ship to raise public awareness of and involvement in global issues, including disarmament, disaster relief, gender equality, and environmental sustainability, while partnering with local organizations and communities around the world.
The Dutch National Youth Council (NJR) is the umbrella organisation for youth organisations in The Netherlands. It is run by 30 young people and hundreds of volunteers, together they work on (media) campaigns and projects for youth. The Council gives youth the chance to show who they are and what they can accomplish, from their own neighbourhood to the UN. In addition, the Council provides advice on youth themes for governments and all kinds of organisations.
United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY) is the officially mandated space for meaningful participation of children and youth within a series of UN processes and conferences, related to the sustainable development. UN MGCY was created in 1992 and have built capacity of thousands of youth, and ensured their voices being heard within international policy design, implementation, follow up and review.
Global Kids is a NYC based nonprofit educational organization for global learning and youth development that works to ensure that youth from underserved areas have the knowledge, skills, experiences and values to succeed in school, participate effectively in the democratic process, and achieve leadership in their communities and on the global stage.