Convening the Future Changemakers
Envoys is proud to host the Student SDG Summit on November 7th and 8th, 2020. This Summit brings together a diverse group of students to take part in designing, testing, and iterating solutions to some of the worlds most intractable problems. While learning about the various global issues that gave rise to the SDGs, we’ll learn about ourselves—and about how each of us can harness our leadership to make sustainable change in our communities.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a blueprint for the transition to a healthier planet and a more just world, for present and future generations. With concrete targets, the Goals aim to end poverty and hunger, expand access to health, education, justice and jobs, promote inclusive and sustained economic growth, while protecting our planet from environmental degradation.
Action is producing results, but the worldwide pandemic requires a renewed effort to make positive change. Conflict, climate change, lack of access to essential health services, growing inequalities and significant financing gaps have limited the impact of global efforts. The people left behind continue to suffer the most, including those in small island developing states, least developed countries and landlocked developing countries.
Over the course of 2 days, groups of students from around the world will gain inspiration from expert speakers and collaborate virtually on short, fun, and meaningful projects and collaborations. This program is designed for students aged 14-19.
Far from being a lecture or a simulation, students instead work directly to dream up new ways to accelerate progress towards realizing the SDGs on local, national, and global levels, presenting their final projects to UN Youth Observer Dustin Liu.
This is a student-driven event, facilitated by Envoys. While educators are welcome to observe, student groups do not need to be accompanied by a faculty member to attend! Students participating in the conference will need the ability to log into a Zoom call and access Google collaborative products (Docs and Jamboard)
Registrations for this event have closed. If you would like to get on the waiting list for extra spots, please get in touch with us and we will get back to you promptly.
Participants in this Summit will have the opportunity to further their project ideas through the United Nations Association, allowing them to find additional collaborators, present at UNA/UN conferences, and work on the SDGs in their local community with like-minded UN advocates.
Ford Foundation Professor of International Education
Save the Children, Colombia
Official Youth Observer to the UN
Managing Partner Appian Education Ventures
Former Deputy Minister of Education
Republic of Colombia
Conference SessionsStudents participating in the conference will need the ability to log into a Zoom call and access Google collaborative products (Docs and Jamboard)
Sessions will run
8:00AM to 12:30PM (Los Angeles)
11:00AM to 3:30PM (New York)
4:00PM to 8:30PM (London)
Frequently Asked Questions
This event is designed for students only. The majority of spaces are dedicated to groups of students working independently in small groups. There will be targeted moments when adults can participate and check-in with their student delegations.
Students are expected to arrive five minutes early and be present from 11:00 am-3:30 pm (Eastern Time).
Participants can get help through our Tech Support page, which will be available by Friday, November 6th. There will be a Live Chat available throughout the program, as well as other contact options.
We’re sorry you won’t be able to make it. All registrations are non-refundable.
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