Wednesday
November 4
2020

Viewpoint: The United Nations, 75 Years Young: Engaging Youth Social Entrepreneurs To Accelerate the SDGs

This year, the United Nations is marking its 75th anniversary – a milestone of extraordinary economic and social progress in Asia and the Pacific. While the Organization enjoys a lifespan almost equal to the world’s improved average life expectancy, the future lies with those who have recently embarked on theirs: our young people.

As they continue breaking ground with entrepreneurial spirit to address defining issues of our time like climate change, technology and inequality, our investments in them will win the battle for sustainability.

Young entrepreneurs have been a source of innovation and economic dynamism, creating jobs and providing livelihoods to millions. To achieve and accelerate action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we urgently need their expertise and voices on creating solutions to social and environmental challenges, as well as economic opportunities.

Photo courtesy Free-Photos.

Source: Modern Diplomacy (link opens in a new window)

Categories
Entrepreneurship, Investing
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entrepreneurs, SDGs, social enterprise, social impact, sustainability, youth employment