Sustainable Development Goals 2016-2030. Young Peoples Perspective for their world.

UNANZThe Wellington Branch Committee of the United Nations Association invites you to join them at an End of Year Function. 5.30pm Thursday 17th December 2015. St Andrews Conference Centre, 30 the Terrace, Wellington


UNANZ and UNICEF have focused on the Sustainable Development Goals 2016-2030 this year They replaced the Millennium Development Goals and were endorsed at the United Nations Association in September. They are pertinent to all countries and the 17 goals include the need to End Poverty, Improve Health Care and Education, Provide decent work opportunities, Reach Gender Equality, Address Climate Change and Environmental issues.

Wellington UNA held four Forums as part of their winter series and we are asking our excellent presenters and others to come and contribute over Pizza, Coffee and Christmas Cake. They will tell us about what is being planned for 2016 and beyond. It is a very wide ranging agenda but it is what the world is about.

Kesaya Baba Kesaya is a passionate advocate for youth sexual and reproductive health and rights, including in the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. In September she attended the UN summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda in New York as a youth advocate and civil society delegate on the official New Zealand delegation to the summit. Kesaya is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Youth Coalition of Sexual and Reproductive Rights and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Abortion Law Reform Association of NZ (ALRANZ). She works for Volunteer Service Abroad as Programme Officer - Melanesia.

Sarah Wood Sarah finished her Masters degree in early 2015 studying Economics for Transition at Schumacher College in England, writing her dissertation on Sustainable Development: How can poverty alleviation and environmental sustainability be addressed simultaneously? Within her work she discussed the differences between the MDGs to the SDGs, and looked at the connections between Kate Raworth's Doughnut model for a safe and just space for humanity. After completing this dissertation she worked as Global Impact Manager for Global Poverty Project, which included five weeks in New York analysing the impact of Global Citizen Festival 2015. The Festival partnered with Project Everyone as a key part of the launch of the Global Goals, taking place the day after the UN's official launch. Sarah was a member of the NZ P3 group who went to the UN in 2010 and led a youth group to Rio+20 in 2012.

Come, Enjoy and bring a friend. An RSVP for catering purposes to would be appreciated.

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