Information note - Summer Global Youth Forum 2022: Youth at the forefront of achieving the 2030 agenda for sustainable development

Far from being mere beneficiaries of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, young people feature among the architects of its development and continue to engage with the frameworks and processes that support its implementation, follow-up and review.

As the Decade of Action calls for accelerating sustainable solutions to the world’s biggest challenges, it is important to continue including youth in their design and implementation.

This calls on youth eager to pursue an international career to be equipped with the skills necessary to bring about change and support efforts aimed at helping achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, invites participants to the Summer 2022 edition of its Global Youth Forum – an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Summer Global Youth Forum guides participants through the core concepts and practical methods to:

• Leverage existing SDG synergies for the design of an international SDG-impact career and the ideation of sustainable development projects;

• Develop soft skills to visualise, design and pursue an international career (in the public, private sector, or as an entrepreneur) grounded in helping achieve the SDGs;

• Embed SDG achievement in a group project proposal that can be implemented at the regional, national, or local level.

The Forum welcomes undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals interested in pursuing an international career to accelerate SDG achievement.

Applications now open: