On Saturday, 18 September 2021, UNITAR, in collaboration with ITS Education Asia and KIDsforSDGs, will host a free public webinar to celebrate the launch of the UNITAR Youth Ambassador Asia Programme on 25 September 2021.
The seminar will comprise of panel discussions:
- Panel 1: Accelerating Youth Changemaking through the United Nations SDGs
- Panel 2: Scaling Student Agency: Asia’s Best-In-Class Case Studies
- Panel 3: Defining Youth Ambassadorship: Building Next-Generation Global Citizens
- Youth Panel: Accelerating Grassroots Innovation to advance the UN SDGs
About the UNITAR Youth Ambassador Asia Pacific Programme:
Launched in 2021, the UNITAR Youth Ambassador Asia Pacific Programme aims to empower high school students in Hong Kong and various cities in China, as well as in other Asia-Pacific countries, to help our world build back better, greener, and stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over 10 weeks, UNITAR Youth Ambassadors will learn from local and international experts about the most pressing issues affecting global recovery. They will discuss youth-led leadership, the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), digital transformation and innovation, youth employment, youth entrepreneurship for sustainable development, and social and climate justice.
UNITAR Division for Prosperity has long been committed to inspiring youth for sustainable development. Since 2010, Prosperity – through its Hiroshima Office – has been running the UNITAR Hiroshima Young Ambassador Programme for high school students in the Japanese city of peace. The programme has been one of UNITAR Prosperity/Hiroshima’s most important commitments to the local community and its people.
Through a partnership with ITS Education Asia, the UNITAR Youth Ambassador Asia Pacific Programme scales up the Hiroshima programme to reach young people from a wider region. Starting with Hong Kong in 2021, UNITAR and ITS plan to extend the Youth Ambassador Programme to various cities in China in 2022, followed by other Asia-Pacific countries in 2023.