While young people around the world are among those left behind, the unemployed, the working poor and underemployed, they have the potential to be among those who stand to benefit the most from technological innovation and associated changes in the global economy. As part of UNPOG’s outreach program, the SDG Speech Contest is annually held targeting the youth.
The contest aims to raise awareness among young people and listen to the voice of the young. Besides, the contest encourages young people to get involved in the discussion on the implementation of the SDGs. As our youth present new perspectives, the contest would be an excellent opportunity for the UNPOG and other UN agencies to listen to the opinions of young individuals regarding the challenges they are facing. The innovative solutions for global problems suggested by the youth might be selected as brainstorming materials for those agencies in their future activities. The winners of the contest are invited to attend events organized by the UNPOG as youth leaders.