UN SDG Youth Training

Where:     University of British Columbia (Swing Space)
When:       Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Cost:          Subsidized from $250 to $20 for the early-bird, $25 general.
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Are you interested in climate action, reducing inequalities, peace and justice, eradicating poverty, clean energy, responsible consumption, sustainable economic growth, or working for the United Nations? Do you want to get involved in locally or internationally implementing these sustainable changes to help make the world a better place?

IdeasXChange and the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship are excited to bring SDG Youth Training to students in the Lower Mainland.

We are also excited to collaborate with the International Relations Student Association (SA) - IRSA, Political Science SA (PSSA), Model United Nations SA (MUNSA), and the Asia Pacific Youth Council. This event is open to all, and seeks to encourage Canadians- especially youth- to learn more about how to contribute to international development.

UN Dignitary: Christian Courtis is a Human Rights Officer with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, working on economic, social and cultural rights and sustainable development issues. Born in Argentina, he is a former law professor at the University of Buenos Aires Law School (Argentina) and invited professor at ITAM Law School (Mexico). He has been visiting professor and researcher at different universities in Europe, Latin America and the United States.

Don't miss your chance to hear Courtis' incredible insights on the UN, SDGs, and a chance to meet him!

On September 25th, 2015, 193 UN Member States unanimously adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 targets, to frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. 

At the very centre of this agenda are youth! The only way to achieve all 17 Goals is to inspire the bourgeoning generation of leaders to take up the message and act proactively in their communities to create lasting and sustainable change.