York University will once again host the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) training, where students will have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the SDGs and be connected with organizations that offer opportunities to become an SDG advocate.
The UN SDGs Youth Training Canada mobilizes 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the SDGs through 100 local actions and 50 trainings in colleges and universities across Canada.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are 17 goals developed by the UN in 2015 that help to better understand and solve a wide range of global environmental challenges, including: climate change, food security, ecological and wildlife preservation, gender equality, economic prosperity and access to education. By spreading awareness of the 17 UN SDGs, future generations will be inspired to act and solve the many environmental challenges we face today.
During this event, which will be held on March 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vari Hall, students will interact with UN officials, policy-makers and civil society activists who identified, created and are implementing the SDGs around the world.
Students who successfully complete the training will receive a certificate to add to their resume.
The Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University has partnered with the Foundation of Environmental Stewardship, the YU Office of Sustainability, the Bachelor in Environmental Studies Students’ Association (BESSA) and others to bring this event to the Keele Campus for the second year. This event provides students with a unique experiential education opportunity to learn about the 17 SDGs directly from UN officials.
In addition, this event is partnered with 23 United Nations entities.
In partnership with the Faculty of Environmental Studies, this event is brought to you by the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship and BESSA.