The Sustainable Development Goals (#SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These universal goals are adopted by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet as well. These goals recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities while tackling climate change and environmental protection. Sustainable development has been defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Nepal has constantly been advocating for the successful implementation of the SDGs. It requires the cooperation of the government, private sector, civil society, and citizens to achieve the goals of SDG. In Nepal, various organizations have been conducting different projects to achieve particular goals at all levels. #NYC is also focused on achieving SDGs, especially SDGs 3, 4, 5 8, 13, and 16.
NYC understands the importance of the role of youths in achieving the SDGs. As youths are the backbone of a nation, it is immensely important for them to be oriented on these goals and their targets. Our organization aims to educate youths on the importance, implementation, and outcomes of the SDGs. NYC mainly focuses on educating youths about good health and wellbeing, quality education, gender equality, decent work and economic growth, climate action, peace, justice and strong institutions through various programs/events. NYC also published a research paper in collaboration with WWF Nepal, NYCA and CEN on the topic “Effective Youth Engagement in SDGs” which was submitted to the Government of Nepal with some recommendations from our side.