Posts in Goal 16
EAA and WPDI Join Forces to Empower South Sudanese and Ugandan Youths as Advocates for Peace, Sustainable Development, and Human Rights in Their Communities

Based on EAA and WPDI’s shared commitment to education as key to the achievement of peace, human rights and sustainable development, the workshop aimed at complementing the one-year training of the South Sudanese and Ugandan young women and men to become effective advocates, leaders, mediators and entrepreneurs in their communities.

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Global Peace Inter-Generational Dialogues

The President of Ghana and Mrs. Graça Machel host the first of 100 Inter-Generational Dialogues which brought young future leaders into conversations on peace and development with current world leaders. The results of these inclusive global dialogues will be combined into a Global Peace Charter and presented to the United Nations Secretary-General.

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Her Majesty Queen Mathilde Talks SDGs on State Visit to Republic of Korea

Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians engaged on the SDGs often on a recent Belgian State Visit to the Republic of Korea. Her Majesty spoke with former Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Chair of SDG Advocate Alumni Ambassador Dho, and local youth on the importance of the SDGs in all aspects of life. Her Majesty also met with high-level Korea officials, business people and academics while in Korea.

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Forest Whitaker on the Reintegration of Child Soldiers

Forest Whitaker urges governments to do more for the reintegration of Child Soldiers. He spoke on the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) and its work teaching conflict resolution in schools and small businesses in conflict areas. “The success of our programs, he said, has taught me the value of long-term engagement.  The issue of child reintegration should not be seen as just a humanitarian gesture to help vulnerable groups of children move on. It must be seen as a sustainable and strategic investment in the reconstruction of societies.”

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The Kumasi Declaration Passes with Help of Co-Chair and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Co-Chair of the SDG Advocates and President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo called for further engagement on the SDGs in Africa. The response: a dialogue on key imperatives for the SDGs hosted by His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi. In honor of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the Kumasi Declaration passed at the Royal Dialogue addresses the need for an SDG-enabling environment for traditional leaders, religious leaders, the private sector, academia, and civil society to advance the 2030 Agenda.

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Goal 16, Goal 17Ben Schaare