SDSN Australia/Pacific’s regional initiative, SDSN-Youth, has been launched as a global SDSN initiative at a public event in Paris on 5 June. Monash University student, Sam Siamak Loni, has been appointed as SDSN-Y’s first Global Coordinator.
The launch event featured addresses from eminent leaders in sustainable development, including: Tarja Halonen, Former President of Finland; Johan Rockström, Executive Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre; Jeffrey Sachs, SDSN Director; and Laurence Tubiana, Special Representative for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference and French Ambassador for Climate Change.
SDSN-Y’s mission is to empower youth globally to create sustainable development solutions. It will work to amplify the tremendous energy and capabilities of youth in generating broader buy-in for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by mobilising resources and building capacity to empower action. In particular it will: