UN launches initiative to recognise young leaders


THE United Nations (UN) in Papua New Guinea and its partner agencies have launched a new platform called the Youth Champion 4 SDGs for exceptional young leaders.
This is in line with the first anniversary this month of the agreement reached by world leaders on the 17 sustainable development goals.
A statement from the UN resident coordinator said the nationwide initiative aimed to identify and recognise young Papua New Guinean activists who had been proactively working in fields relevant to the development goals.
The scheme is calling for applications from people between the ages of 18 and 30 who have established achievements in the SDGs.
Those selected will be recognised by the UN, provided opportunities to speak publicly on SDGs and be exposed to the work of the UN outside the country.
The initiative is a partnership between UN in PNG, National Capital District Youth Desk, Tribe FM, Safe Motherhood Alliance, The Voice Inc. and the Young Women’s Christian Association.
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