9th UNESCO Youth Forum puts climate and sustainable development at the top of its agenda

9th UNESCO Youth Forum

“It is crucial that we take this opportunity to harness the energy of young people as we make the transition from the MDGs to a Sustainable Development Agenda,” said UNESCO’s Director General, Irina Bokova. “By the time we reach the deadline for the SDGs in 2030, the population of young people will have increased by 7%. It is therefore vital that we engage them now if we are to stand a chance of achieving these goals.”

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