Breakout session | Stage 2

Host: Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens

If every young person started an SDG micro-project, the world would look drastically different in a year. We believe that to achieve real progress in implementing the SDGs, we need to catalyze all global citizens around the world, particularly young people and women. By spotlighting youth activism and highlighting individual initiatives taken by Ban Ki-moon Centre scholars and fellows (SDG Micro-Projects), the session seeks to empower young people to become agents of change, to spot problems and find solutions. The concept “SDG Micro-Projects” encourages thinking “glocally” and brings a local focus to achieving the SDGs as the scholars and fellows tackle challenges in their own communities. It should remove hesitations and perceived barriers of anyone who wants to make a difference but doesn’t know where and how to start. The SDG Micro-Project examples will show that it doesn’t take a big organization, budget or endorsement to make a real difference and help make the SDGs reality. The vision of this session is to inspire more young people and women to take action for the SDGs in their communities.


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September 24, 11:45
11:45 — 12:30EST(GMT-4) (45′)

Activism, Gender Equality, Leave No One Behind, Partnerships, Youth

| Host: Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens |, Alhassan Baba Muniru (Recycle Up! Ghana), Belinda Isimbi Uwase (GLOW VOICE), Farida Amiri (Peace Friends), Julia Zimmerman (Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens), Latifa AlWazzan (MW6INY & wazzanMath), Oyindamola Adegboye (Education Partnership Centre)