This year marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations (#YK75). But our planet does not stop because of a birthday. Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. Our planet is heating up at an alarming speed but it is a race we can win if we take climate action - together! To have a positive impact on all people, we need to include everybody. And the more people are included, the more we can act to fight climate change. Technologies can help with this - and we can show you how in the online event.
On Saturday 24 October 2020, 13:00-14:00 Finland time, the United Nations (UN) in Finland will invite you to a free online event to join the conversation on inclusive climate action. During the event, you will learn how climate action, diversity and inclusion are connected - and how technology and innovation can be used as tools to include everyone in climate action and leave no one behind.
The UN and speakers want to engage as much as possible with young people through short, interactive talks and a discussion round, giving concrete tips how each of us can make a difference and exploring ways forward. Moderator will be a UN Youth delegate, speakers will be from the Youth Agenda 2030 group, Women in Data Science Turku (Åbo Akademi University), World Federation of the Deaf and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Would you like to join the conversation? Then click here to tune in.
About the 75th birthday of the UN (#YK75)
To mark its 75th anniversary in 2020, the UN has launched the biggest-ever global conversation on the role of global cooperation in building the future we want. The UN in Finland would also like to have this important conversation with young people in Finland.
Tackling issues such as the climate crisis, inequality, new patterns of violence and the major changes we are seeing in population and technology in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals - our shared vision for the future - will require cooperation across borders, sectors and generations.
But just when we need collective action more than ever, support for global cooperation is flagging. In many countries, public trust in traditional institutions is in decline and relations between countries are under strain. Dialogue – and action – on global issues could not be more urgent. Through these conversations, the UN aims to build a global vision of 2045 – its centenary, increase understanding of the threats to that future, and support enhanced international cooperation to realize that vision.