Youth Local SDG Action UN HLPF 2022 Side Event

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UN High Level Political Forum 2022  Side Event

Youth Engagement in Our Common Agenda and Local SDGs Action Empowerment

July 6, 2022, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

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An IAAI GloCha HLPF2022 side event in partnership with UN Habitat Youth program, AFS Intercultural programs and International Youth Conference IYC

Rationale and aims of the side event:

Youth focused all of society engagement in Sustainable Development Goals implementation is the key towards building a just, peaceful and climate safe world. ‘SDG17 – Partnerships’ provides within the Agenda 2030 the basis for institutionalizing fruitful and effective collaboration of state and non-state actors (multi-stakeholder partnerships target: 17.16 “Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries”). At the side event IAAI GloCha, UN Habitat youth program, AFS and IYC and partners will present their youth engagement programs and discuss the potentials for forming a new multistakeholder partnership on “Digital innovation for Youth SDG Action Empowerment”. Presentations will include i.a. the SDGs scorecard app of UN Habitat, IAAI GloCha’s DigitalArt4Climate NFT solutions and GloCha Global Challenges Action registry, ideas for a UN system wide youth engagement app et al. International Youth Conference (IYC) will present its proposal for a “World Climate Action day” and announce the IYC6 conference and AFS will present its huge active global citizenship youth capacity building programs and announce the Youth Assembly 2022. The side event will also serve as a preparation for a 2 days “Digital innovation for Youth SDG Action” conference at UN HQ NY 8th and 9th of September 2022 and for a series of IAAI GloCha led workshops, press conferences and side events at the forthcoming UN Climate Conference COP27 in November 2022 in Sharm el Sheikh/Egypt.

Draft Agenda (as of 6th July 2022):


1:00 – 1:05 PM EDTIntroductionAli Mustafa Suaad Al Hammadi IAAI GloCha & Doug Ragan, UN Habitat
Session 1 
21:05 – 1:12 PM EDTKeynote 1:Esther Muiruri, Steering Committee Member UNLocal2030 CoalitionUNLocal2030 Coalition
31:12 – 1:19 PMKeynote 2:AFS Intercultural Programs and local actions Nicole Lebenson Angulo
41:20 – 2:00 PM
Youth taking action in their local Communities. In this  youth will talk about local actions they have been taking in their communities and will talk about specific SDGs they are working on.
Ali Mustafa – Moderator
Shurabe Mercado Guido will represent Mexico 🇲🇽
Priyanka Chahal will represent India 🇮🇳
Uswa e Zainab will represent Pakistan 🇵🇰
Jesaica Li will Represent USA 🇺🇸
Jean Marie will represent Rwanda 🇷🇼
Abdullahi will represent Nigeria 🇳🇬
2:00 – 2:45 Session 2 
5Miroslav Polzer, presentation of IAAI GloCha youth empowerment initiatives with a focus on digital tools and skillsIAAI
6UN Habitat, The Youth 2030 Cities SDGs scorecard appUN Habitat
Irina Karagyaur, DigitalArt4Climate co-coordinator & Unique network NFT platform – using blockchain technology for climate action empowerment 
Sol Moran Broza, Be. Global Sustainable Community Ecosystem, Youth Engagement through the Power of Music
Michael Bäcklund, – Youth climate action empowerment with education 
Penny Kapusuzoglu, Generation Climate Europe – European youth contributions to UN processes and to mass mobilization for climate action –  
Sarah Welter, Dutch Youth Environmental Council – Report: Outcomes of the  Stockholm+50 side event on youth participation (co-organized by IAAI) 
Felipe Gómez Gallo, Colombia, Student Platform for Engineering Education Development (SPEED), member of IAAI delegation to UN HLPF 2022