Activists battling climate change, a former child soldier and health workers pioneering new treatments around the world are among thousands of participants who will gather in Salt Lake City, Utah, US, from 26 to 28 August at the sixty-eighth annual United Nations Civil Society Conference for a global conversation on building inclusive and sustainable cities and communities. A Peace Boat delegation will travel to Salt Lake City to introduce our educational programmes for SDG education, carried out on board our ship.
On August 27, Peace Boat, the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY, and SERVAS International will partner with Momentum Novum to host the event “Youth in Action: Global SDGs Education and Social Innovation for Sustainable Communities". This event will explore innovative solutions to achieve a specific target of an SDG through three defining moments: identifying the issue; discussing opportunities to solve the issue, and creating a solution- empowering participants to work on innovative solutions to the SDGs in their own communities. Emilie McGlone, Peace Boat US Director, will take part in this event with Milka Rodriguez, Peace Boat Youth for the SDGs Scholar Alumni, and the Renewable Energy Professional, Lauren Kiser from Momentum Novum. The event will take place at the room 355-D from 5 to 6:15 pm.
During the conference, Peace Boat will also host an exhibition at the Salt Palace Convention Center to showcase our different programmes. This exhibition titled "Education and Action for the SDGs - Empowering people towards inclusiveness, sustainability and equality" will be at the exhibit booth 503.
The Utah capital is the first city in the United States to host the annual conference outside the United Nations Headquarters in New York, reflecting the city’s leadership and demonstrated commitment on sustainability issues. The civil society co-host, the NGO/DPI Executive Committee, is based in New York and represents the more than 1,500 civil society organizations that are formally associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications.