National Youth Summit

by Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth)

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The National Youth Summit on the SDGs brought together over 100 passionate and motivated representatives from Australia's leading youth organisations and student associations as well as influential youth leaders, to facilitate collaborative action towards the achievement of the SDGs in Australia.

Project implemented: 17 October 2016

Project goal

Build a common understanding for what the SDGs mean for young Australians and find means of collaboration to advance the SDGs

delivering on

why is this project important?

The Summit presented an opportunity for youth groups in Australia to collaborate, coordinate and exchange ideas in order to increase collective impact. It encouraged participants to align their existing objectives and missions with the SDG framework.

The National Youth Summit was one of the first such national youth gatherings on the SDGs in the world, and was a joint initiative between the Australia/Pacific chapter of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (Youth), Global Ideas and the Foundation for Young Australians.

The Summit was a follow up event to the Australian SDGs Summit, which took place on 7 September 2016 and was convened by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Australia/Pacific and SDSN Youth, the Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA), the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID).

The National Youth Summit built on the momentum created by the Youth Pledge on the SDGs – a document outlining a set of priorities and commitments, which was signed by 25 Australian youth and student organisations.

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