The White House and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will host a virtual event on Friday 1 October, 2021 from 9:00-10:40 AM EST, entitled Generation 2030: Highlighting the Promise of Youth Leaders for Development Gains. This event follows the opening of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly and takes account of the commitments made there and how they impact the next generation.
The world has nine years remaining to reach the . The 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, adopted in 2015, represent a global consensus on the need to work collectively toward shared development and humanitarian outcomes by 2030. What began as a shared mission has grown complicated in the face of an accelerating climate crisis and a once-in-a-century pandemic that has undermined 20 years of development gains, fueled economic shocks, and exacerbated historic inequities. Meeting this moment requires the world to both respond to the pandemic and maintain a focus on its exacerbated impacts on poverty, growth, and food security, particularly for the generation that will be taking the reins of leadership in 2030. The active engagement of youth in advancing the SDGs is central to achieving sustainable, inclusive and stable societies.
The high-level event will feature two dynamic panels with young leaders from around the world, the Administrator of UNDP, and senior policy officials from the United States, to highlight areas where we can accelerate progress on achieving the global goals.
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