Panel Discussion | November 20, 2018 | 10-12pm

On the occasion of the Universal Children’s Day 2018, Young Peace Ambassadors Academy (YPAA) is organizing the “Youth Voices on Global Goals” panel discussion to raise awareness on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, engage youth in an interactive discussion with innovative ideas, and promote global citizenship for peaceful and cohesive societies.


Ensuring Quality Education for All

Ending Extreme Poverty and Hunger

Fighting Inequality and Injustice

Protecting Human Rights

Tackling Climate Change

In 2015, the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals with 17 goals to provide solutions to the social, economic, and environmental challenges worldwide. These goals are universal and interconnected that require all people to work together with a shared responsibility.


YPAA believes that youth perspective is crucial for achieving sustainable development and youth engagement is the first step in creating sustainable solutions to global challenges. The Youth Voices panel will give a voice to the youth to deliver innovative ideas, share personal experiences and perspectives, engage and participate in collaborative work in the processes as global citizens. In this regard, educational institutions play a significant role in preparing students with the 21st-century knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet the demands of the global markets. If youth are empowered with opportunities to develop global perspectives, they can offer solutions to the global challenges with innovative ideas.


During the interactive discussion, students will be able to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals, raise questions and possible answers about global challenges, and engage in action to offer innovative solutions. Ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and injustice, tackling climate change, protecting human rights and freedoms, and ensuring quality education for all are some of the topics that will be discussed during the sessions. The panel will be moderated by diplomats and experts from the United Nations.


We welcome school principals, directors, and social studies teachers to nominate 1 or 2 students to speak on one of the topics and bring 3-5 students to participate in the interactive discussion. All students will be provided with a “Certificate of Participation” at the end of the session. Students are expected to arrive at least 15 minutes before the event starts at 10:00 am.

* Limited space is available, please contact us as soon as possible

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Time: 10am – 12pm (Light lunch will be provided)

Place: 56 W 45 Street 4th Floor New York, NY 10036

Contact: | 1(646) 838-4882 | RSVP is required


  • The panel will start with Welcoming Remarks and Introduction to the UN Global Goals
  • The moderator will introduce the panelists to the audience
  • Panelists are expected to speak for 5 minutes on the topic of interest
  • Students will participate in the interactive discussion with questions, reflections, etc.
  • Panelists are required to prepare a 600-word essay on the topic of interest
  • Panelists are encouraged to use a Power Point slides with pictures


10:00 am – Welcome Remarks

    Why becoming Global Citizens in the 21st Century?

10:10 am – Introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals (17 Global Goals)

10:20 am – Keynote Speech by a UN Diplomat

10:30 am – Moderator introduces the panelists

    Panelist Presentations (5 mins each)

11:30 am – Interactive Discussion Session

12:00 pm – Closing Remarks (Certificate of Participation)

12:05 pm – Light lunch and refreshments will be served