Read about the Winter Global Youth Forum 2021 by the International Training Centre

Read about the Winter Global Youth Forum 2021 by the International Training Centre

The International Training Centre has launched the Winter Online Global Youth Forum - a two-week immersive experience that consists of live sessions, group activities, knowledge-sharing, and remote networking gatherings. The aim of the Forum is to explore the critical role that young people can play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Deadline of applications is set on the 16th of January. 

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Scope of the forum
According to the website, the forum aims to explore the critical role of young people in the realization of the global goals. The course seeks to build a deeper understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how the different stakeholders play important roles in its achievement.

Because of the global pandemic, youth leaders who have been accepted into the forum will be challenged to create innovations that would allow the local and global communities to build back better, putting emphasis on how young people have been affected.

The website also mentions that participants will be able to engage in constructive debates on youth participation in achieving the SDGs and in practical workshops on how to support the achievement of the Goals in their local communities.

photo 1588196749597 9ff075ee6b5bThe course would take two weeks or thirty (30) working hours.

The first week will include sessions on the UN Sustainable Development Agenda and SDGs, a discussion with international experts from the UN system, private sector, international NGOs, and Civil Societies, and practical workshops on how to create innovative solutions to include vulnerable groups to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Agenda.

The second week will include the Leadership and Skills lab and exchanges with young leaders and professionals.

Road safety and the global goals 
According to the Global Youth Statement for Road Safety, road safety and sustainable mobility connect with five (5) other SDGs, specifically SDG 3: Health, SDG 4: Education, SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities, SDG 11: Sustainable Cities, and SDG 13: Climate Action. 

Specifically, road safety targets set in the SDGs are Target 3.6 - halve the number of road-related deaths and injuries by the year 2030 and Target 11.2 – By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible, and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations (women, children, persons with disabilities, and older persons).

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Road safety connects with so many of the global goals. Better road infrastructure and safer and more sustainable mobility contribute directly to the contribution of the other goals. 

Safe and sustainable transport ensures that everyone is able to move freely without fear of getting involved in dangerous situations, it would mean students getting to school with enough time to spare, it means less pollution and better overall community health, and more. A safer transport system made up of better road infrastructure would mean reduced or even eliminated road-related deaths globally. 

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