Youth SDG Challenge

Youth for the Goals 2019 - SDG 1: No Poverty, SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation & SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

The Youth SDG Challenge 2019 will commence in February 2019 and will focus on SDG 1: No Poverty, SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation and SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities. All Youth Focal Points are invited to get involved to mobilise on-ground activities in your local region. We invite you to create your own a program or project, with support from your RCE/Organisation, that will make a difference for yourself, your community and the planet around the SDGS and ESD. Youth can work alone, in a team or with a neighbouring RCE/Organisation and it project must involve as many youth as possible. Projects can include a wide range of things like short documentaries, fundraisers, youth camps, school expos, writing competitions, art installation, leadership summits and more – the choice is totally yours! At the conclusion of the project a 1-day A-P Virtual Youth Conference will be held online in September/October where youth can celebrate and present to a global audience and all projects will be included in an e-publication to share and inspire other youth from around the world to engage with the SDGs in their communities.

Interested in participating? Please submit your project plan form (DOC, 67.5 KB) (opens in a new window) before 28 February 2019. For more please download the 2019 SDG Challenge flyer (PDF, 253.5 KB) (opens in a new window) for details and key dates.

This initiative is led by the A-P Youth Regional Coordinators, Brittany (RCE Greater Western Sydney, Australia) and Emmy (RCE Yogyakarta, Indonesia).

SDG Youth Challenge 2018

The first Asia-Pacific Youth SDG Challenge focused on Goal 13 Climate Action and Goal 14 Life Below Water, using a global peer-peer learning model which was youth focused and driven from a grass-roots level. The challenge concluded with a Virtual Youth Summit providing the opportunity to share stories and projects online with a global audience celebrating their achievements. In total, the SDG Challenge involved 23 projects and engaged directly with 8,800 youth across the region in Malayasia, Vietnam, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Australia and Bogotá. This initiative has been recognised by the Global RCE Secretariat for a ‘Outstanding Flagship Award’ at the 11th Global RCE Conference in Cebu, Philippines in December.

Download the final 'Youth for the Goals 2018: Climate Action and Life Below Water (PDF, 8512.25 KB)' report.