Youth Taking Action, Starting Local

Yucatán, México. 2022 Every year in the month of September, millions of people mobilize around the world to take individual and collective action to connect and inspire action for the Sustainable Development Goals. In Mérida, the “XSDG Week of Action” was organized by Youth Global Action (@youthglobalact). They join us at the #FlipTheScript campaign, by […]

New school campaign and tool for teachers and educator

The 1 Million Youth Actions Challenge (1MYAC), launched by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in 2021, aims to mobilize young people (aged 10 to 30) worldwide to take practical actions for a sustainable future. The goal is to carry out at least 1 million actions. 1MYAC relates to four SDGs: SDG 6 (Clean […]

Wild Shots Outreach programme

This year’s International Youth Day was “Intergenerational Solidarity”, with a focus on Creating a World for All Ages’. Mike Kendrick, an education specialist turned non-profit director, supported the UN’s recognition of this day to raise awareness of specific barriers to tackling ageism, through his work with his Wild Shots Outreach programme.  The programme uses photography […]

YPP Saudi Arabia

This year, Canon launched its first YPP in Saudi Arabia, in partnership with the Saudi Royal Commission, in the grounds of Al Ula, UNESCO world heritage site. Al Ula is a rural area with a population of only around four thousand people. Over the twelve weeks of programme activities young people accessed informal education that […]

A Digital art exhibition flipping the script for the UN Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2022, Code Green, World of Women and the UN SDG Action Campaign organized a first-of-its-kind digital art exhibition supporting the Sustainable Development Goals.. The activation brings together an eclectic group of established and emerging artists from diverse corners of the globe creating digital artworks inspired by the global #FlipTheScript campaign that asks people […]

Canon partners with the United Nations for the Global Week to #Act4SDGs, to educate and inspire the next generation to become active changemakers

The Global Week to #Act4SDGs, which launched in 2017, is designed to flip the script on prevailing global narratives of apathy and fatalism to instead focus on positive messages that can drive actionable change. The week aims to drive inspiration in others through a series of activities including workshops and panel discussions, raising awareness of […]

Global Goals World Cup Saudi Arabia 2021

GGWCUP Saudi Arabia 2021 The first ever Global Goals World Cup Saudi Arabia event has taken place in Diriyah, with 26 all-female teams advocating for social and environmental sustainability while battling it out for the chance to take part in the Global Goals World Cup (GGWCUP) grand finale in November. Hosted by the Saudi Sports […]

A Social Innovation Platform in Southern Thailand is Strengthening Local Food Systems

In Thailand, 30% of the population suffers from food insecurity. To combat the impact of COVID-19 on local #FoodSystems, @UNDPThailand & @agirrecenter created a social innovation platform to channel new finance, ideas and know-how👇🏾: ⏰ The time is now to transform local food systems and unlock progress across the #GlobalGoals.