700 Hamilton St
Vancouver, BC V6B 2R5
Meet some of British Columbia’s young changemakers who are bringing the UN Sustainable Development Goals to life within our province!
Have you ever wondered what motivates a person to take on the challenge of creating change in our world?
Join the BC Council for International Cooperation and SFU International as we highlight some of the inspiring youth who make up our province. Eight young changemakers will share their stories and inspirations in a series of eight, 8 minute presentations animating the work they do to achieve the SDGs and the ‘why’ behind it.
Speakers will be announced in the coming week. Stay tuned!
Reception to follow. Come early to mingle, stay later to connect with our speakers.
What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals?
The SDGs are a framework of 17 goals that aim to address the world’s environmental, social, economic, and security challenges. They are unlike any global goals before them. The SDGs challenge us to move past a business as usual mentality for seeking solutions. They present global issues as being interconnected. They promote universality by asserting that global issues transcend borders and that all people everywhere have a responsibility to each other and the planet. For the first time, all countries, including Canada, will be required to provide updates on our progress to the rest of the world. The goals invite all people to understand where they fit into a bigger picture.
International Development Week 2017:
Youth Voices. Global Issues. Is part of BCCIC’s 2017 International Development Week (IDW) programming. IDW is a national initiative that seeks to inspire Canadians to learn more about, and contribute actively to, global issues initiatives.
IDW is a week full of events, activities, and opportunities to learn about what local-global initiatives are happening near you and how you can become involved. For a full listing of events happening this week check out our special edition e-blast as well as our online community calendar. Since its inception in 1991, IDW has been held during the first full week of February. In 2017 it will be held on February 5-11.
Join the conversation: #IDW2017 #SDGs #makingadifference
Doors: 5:30 PM
Event Start: 6:00 PM
Closing Reception & Mingling: 8:30 – 9:00 PM
Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to hear from youth British Columbian leaders.