Vatican Youth Symposium

Vatican Youth Symposium

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The Vatican Youth Symposium gathers a diverse group of young people from different backgrounds and disciplines for an annual event at the Vatican. For two days, these young people will work towards solutions on the biggest challenges facing our world today.

Vatican Youth Symposium

Overview

  • The Vatican Youth Symposium gathers a diverse group of young people from different backgrounds and disciplines for an annual event at the Vatican. For two days, these young people will work towards solutions on the biggest challenges facing our world today.

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Kayla Colyard

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Mir Mustafa Ali Hasan

Deputy Project Lead

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Global Events & Partnerships

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One team; one dream; 17 goals

The SDGs are truly audacious goals, and we believe that achieving them requires strong teamwork. It doesn't matter what you - if you are working towards sustainable development, and want to work with young people - let's explore what we can do!

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We can amplify your work with our youth network and/or broader SDSN network of academic experts and partners. Running training programs? Do you fund youth solutions? We're always looking for opportunities to share.

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Tap into a community of passionate young people. It's important for us to design for the next generation.

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Celebrating youth-led climate solutions at the #YouthLead Innovation Festival

This International Youth Day, we join the UN Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth in highlighting young people innovating for a more sustainable world!

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Vatican Youth Symposium 2016

Vatican Youth Symposium 2016

On 30-31 October 2016, SDSN Youth assembled young leaders from a variety of disciplines including tech, advocacy, research and policy to the Vatican for a series of interactive workshops to trade knowledge, co-generate ideas and operationalize solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Vatican Youth Symposium Goes Virtual in 2020!

Vatican Youth Symposium Goes Virtual in 2020!

Traditionally held at the Casina Pio IV in Vatican City, the 2020 VYS will take on a virtual format due to the constraints of the global pandemic. While we will miss convening within the walls of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and the ability to connect in-person, this virtual format has granted us with the opportunity to reach an even greater audience. 

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Global Director Brighton Kaoma to speak at the World Humanitarian Forum 2021

Humanitarianism is more than just humanitarian aid. Join our Global Director Brighton to discuss how state, non-state and private actors can solve the challenges we seek to address in humanitarian aid and development.

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Celebrating youth-led climate solutions at the #YouthLead Innovation Festival

This International Youth Day, we join the UN Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth in highlighting young people innovating for a more sustainable world!

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Latin American Solution to a Climate and Health Crisis

On March 27th, the SDG Students Program, an SDSN Youth initiative, hosted its first non-english event for students in Mexico and Latin America.

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Climate Justice as Health Equity - Regional Seminar with Young Professionals

On April 2nd, our student network joined six young health advocates for an interactive discussion on the intersectionality of climate justice and health equity.

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GOALs Live! Social Media for Activism

LIVE NOW: How can we leverage digital and social media for activism, action, and sustainable development?

Join our conversation with Michael Morgan to discuss!

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GOALs Live! with SDG Talks Podcast Hosts

Tune-in to learn how to communicate sustainable development to a global audience!

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GOALs Live! Strategies for Peacebuilding

With Luca Bucken and Victoria Ibiwoye (chaired by Ezra Yego)


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GOALS Live! With Dr. Lisa Dale

We are Live on GOALs with Dr. Lisa Dale!

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Vatican Youth Symposium 2016

On 30-31 October 2016, SDSN Youth assembled young leaders from a variety of disciplines including tech, advocacy, research and policy to the Vatican for a series of interactive workshops to trade knowledge, co-generate ideas and operationalize solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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SDSN Youth Webinar: Youth and Sustainable Development

Former Global Coordinator, Sam Loni interviews Prof. Jeffrey Sachs on the role of youth in sustainable development.

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Meet Our Leaders: The Importance of Addressing Inequality And How To Avoid Political And Social Unrest

SDSN Youth's Muriam Fancy interviews Prof. Joshua Castellino on the importance of addressing inequality and how to avoid political and social unrest

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MY World México Webinar: The role of young people in the implementation and monitoring of the 2030 Agenda

Former Global Coordinator of SDSN Youth, Sam Loni is interviewed by Karol Arámbula.

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Meet our Leaders: Youth In the Climate Movement

SDSN Youth's Sam Loni interviews Patricia Espinosa (Executive Director of UN Climate Change) on the role of youth in climate action.

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SDSN Youth Live! Webinar with Sir Robert Watson

On May 29, SDSN Youth is hosting a LIVE webinar with Sir Robert Watson, former Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), about climate change and biodiversity.

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High Level Webinar on Youth and Sustainable Development in Africa On the International Youth Day 2020 “Youth Engagement for Global Action”

The theme of International Youth Day 2020, “Youth Engagement for Global Action” seeks to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is contributing towards the agenda 2030, 2063 and beyond, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be significantly enhanced.

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2018 Vatican Youth Symposium

The 2018 Vatican Youth Symposium, which was jointly convened by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) and SDSN Youth, brought together youth entrepreneurs, activists, and innovators for training in global development. The theme of the conference, which was Youth Leadership for Integral Human Development: Laudato Si’ and the Sustainable Development Goals, motivated participants to recommit themselves to partnerships for the 2030 Agenda and to their role as youth leaders for a brighter, better future.

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VYS 2017: Young leaders gather in Vatican City to tackle the world’s biggest challenges

Vatican City: On October 14-15, 2017 the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS), in collaboration with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and its Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth), will host the fourth edition of the Vatican Youth Symposium within the headquarters of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Casina Pio in the Vatican City.

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Vatican Youth Symposium 2020

Providing a platform for young leaders in sustainable development to collaborate and develop partnership opportunities.

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Vatican Youth Symposium 2019

Co-hosted by SDSN Youth and Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS), the Symposium brings together more than 85 leaders and innovators in global development to develop solutions and partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Vatican Youth Symposium 2018

Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) and SDSN Youth will partner together again to bring The Vatican Youth Symposium 2018 on Oct 31, 2018 at Casina Pio IV, Vatican City.

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Vatican Youth Symposium 2017

In Vatican City October 14-15 2017, 50 young leaders from 30 different countries convened to address this crisis.

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Vatican Youth Symposium 2016

On 30-31 October 2016, SDSN Youth assembled young leaders from a variety of disciplines including tech, advocacy, research and policy to the Vatican for a series of interactive workshops to trade knowledge, co-generate ideas and operationalize solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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