United Nations Sustainability Development Goals Training At York
About this Event:
The UN SDGs Youth Training Canada mobilizes 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the SDGs through 100 local actions and 50 training sessions in colleges and universities across Canada.
At this event, you will have a chance to:
Interact with UN officials, policymakers, and civil society activists who identified, created, and are implementing the Sustainable Development Goals around the world.
Develop a deeper understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals and be connected with organizations through which you can be the SDG Advocates.
Receive a certificate of training completion to add to your resume!
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: AMIRA NASSIM
Migration Policy Officer at the International Organization for Migration (IOM)
UN Migration Agency in New York
Amira Nassim is a Migration Policy Officer at the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency in New York. Her work focuses on migration policy with particular focus on youth and youth migrants as both beneficiaries and agents of sustainable development and effective migration governance. She also covers several UN policy and coordination bodies. Prior to that, she worked at the IOM HQ in Geneva with the Director of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and as a Research Officer at the Geneva International Centre for Justice. She holds an MA International Law from SOAS, University of London.
Who are we and why are we doing this?
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 and others to bring this event to the YU Keele Campus for the second year in a row. This event provides students with a unique experiential education opportunity to learn about the 17 sustainable development goals directly from UN officials.
In addition, this event is partnered with 23 United Nations entities. The SDGs Youth Training Canada mobilizes 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the SDGs through 100 local actions and 50 training sessions in colleges and universities across Canada.
In partnership with the Faculty of Environmental Studies, this event is brought to you by:
Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) is a youth-led, youth-serving sustainable development organization. Our mission is to create a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable future by empowering youth. We envision every young person who will grow to make their personal and professional choices to reflect the human impact on the environment for a sustainable future.
The Office of Sustainability, York University has developed a Sustainability Strategy that will guide the University in advancing sustainability into the near and long-term future. The purpose of the strategy is to communicate and implement a shared vision, inspire positive change, build capacity, empower people, harness innovation and creativity, and foster a culture of sustainability within and beyond the University.
BESSA is the main student council for the Faculty of Environmental studies, representing all undergrad students by being on various committees within and outside the Faculty of Environmental Studies. We also try to create a more socially inclusive community within the faculty by hosting various events so students can get to know each other, learn more about the program, and become more aware and involved in environmental issues.