Youth Volunteering for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Youth Volunteering for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:
Engaging Communities, Creating Change, Transforming Societies
International Volunteer Day 2016 - #globalapplause
New York City, 5 December 2016
UN Headquarters Conference Building, Conference Room 7, 1:15pm - 2:30pm. Light lunch starts at 1pm.
External visitor’s registration and security check: 12:30pm
UN Volunteers (UNV) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) are honoured to cordially invite you to a New York celebration on the occasion of the United Nations International Volunteer Day 2016. This side event will feature voices of youth volunteering locally and globally to implement the 2030 Agenda as well as perspectives from the Member States and UN partners on the contribution of youth volunteerism for the Sustainable Development Goals.
The objectives of this side event are to:
Pay special tribute to youth volunteers who are engaging their time, energy and skills contributing to the implementation of development and peace programmes in general and to the SDGs in particular;
Promote volunteerism as a means of implementation and localisation of the SDGs through dialogue, knowledge-sharing, capacity building and exchange of experiences among youth-led groups and other civil society organisations,
governments and international organisations;
Trigger a productive discussion on novel aspects of youth volunteerism as an opportunity for individuals to show solidarity as well as contribute toward harnessing the demographic dividend.
This side event will be held as an interactive discussion, including a ted-talk style input from a youth volunteer (video conference) and a panel discussion. Presenters will be drawn from the United Nations system, UN Member States as well as youth-led organisations. More information will follow soon.
External guests / all non-UN Grounds Pass Holders
Please make sure to register, as you will only be able to enter if your name is on the list. Please bring a valid photo ID and arrive at the UN Visitors Entrance (46th Street and 1st Avenue) by 12:30pm to receive your ticket and go through UN Security screening.