Vatican Youth Symposium 2020 - Day 2
Sustainable Development Goals: 7, 9, 12, 13, 16
- SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
- SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
- SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
- SDG 13 - Climate Action
- SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Youth leaders have an important role to play in promoting human dignity and our common home by instilling the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Climate Agreement, and Pope Francis’ new encyclical and Fratelli Tutti – also in the context of Laudato Si’ – through awareness, expertise, entrepreneurship, and moral engagement around the world. The Vatican Youth Symposium aims to strengthen global youth movements for sustainable development by bringing together youth leaders and experts in various fields in sessions devoted to youth empowerment, progressive practices and work streams that promote the advancement of the 2030 Agenda.
The seventh annual symposium, but first in a virtual setting, will convene youth leaders from around the world with the support of SDSN Youth and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Leaders of civil society, faith communities, businesses, academia, celebrity activists and members of the UN Secretary-General’s SDG Advocates, will join the gathering to offer their guidance and partnership with the youth leaders.
The theme, “New Encounters on Humanity's Path Forward: Youth, Education, Nature, and Culture” will frame sessions devoted to the dimensions of youth empowerment and intergenerational leadership with discussions on how COVID-19 presents both an enormous challenge and opportunities for advancing the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.
Day 2 will feature discussions on Human Rights, Dignity & Fratelli Tutti, Sustainable Cities & Communities, and Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Technology, presenting inspiring messages of how the synergy between the creativity of younger generations and the expertise of older ones curate progressive change. Session 4 - Human Rights, Dignity and Fratelli Tutti (8:00-9:00am ET) Session 5 - Sustainable Cities and Communities (9:00-10:00am ET) Session 6 - Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Technology (10:00-11:00am ET) Closing Plenary (11:00-11:30am ET)