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      November 22, 2017

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      Sustainable Development Goals Youth Training- University of Toronto St.George

      Note: Students from outside of the University of Toronto are welcome, especially high school students. The training is geared towards students, but not exclusive to students.   UNITED NATIONS'SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS TRAINING   UNITED NATIONS COMES TO THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO     In celebration of #Canada150, the SDGs Youth Training Canada mobilizes 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the SDGs through 100 local actions and 50 trainings in colleges and universities across Canada in 2017.   Interact with UN officials, policymakers, and civil society activists who identified, created, and are implementing the Sustainable Development Goals around the world.   You will receive a certificate for the training from the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship.    Develop a deeper understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals and be connected with organizations through which you can be the SDG Advocates.     Who are we and why are we doing this?Foundation for Environmental Stewardship Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) is a youth-led, youth-serving sustainable development organization. FES is a not-for-profit corporation whose registered charity number is 801430307 RR0001. FES is an accredited organization by the United Nations and has a special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.   Our mission is to create a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable future by empowering youth. We envision every young person who will grow to make their personal and professional choices to reflect the human impact on the environment for a sustainable future.    Partnered with 23 United Nations entities, the SDGs Youth Training Canada mobilizes 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the SDGs through 100 local actions and 50 trainings in colleges and universities across Canada in 2017.     Organizing Partners   The University of Toronto Global Brigades (UTGB):The University of Toronto Global Brigades (UTGB) is a chapter of Global Brigades, a student-led non-profit focused on sustainable development in Central America and Ghana. By building equal and authentic partnerships with local hosts and community leaders, we foster community-led development with the ultimate goal of self-sustainability. Through what we call the holistic model, UTGB seeks to empower under-resourced communities to resolve health and economic disparities. Our programs target the full range of health determinants, including medicine, dentistry, public health, engineering, water, business, human rights, and environment. All of this is done through a collaborative process involving community members, local stakeholders, as well as student and professional volunteers. By working together, UTGB hopes to inspire all involved to work towards an equitable world.     Collaborating Partners   Global Student Network:The Global Students' Network (GSN) is a group created in affiliation with the Centre for International Experience at the UTSG campus. The GSN aims to engage students with international experiences (such as international students or students interested in studying abroad), and to assist students with their transition to the international community. The GSN will provide a network for international student association heads, while hosting a number of events to help students build practical skills and thrive in the international community.     Engineers Without Borders UofT:EWB U of T is a global development club that aims to create social change on a local, national and global level. We unite students with a common interest in international development and provide them with a space to take action on issues they are passionate about, to learn and to grow as individuals and leaders through the many initiatives we run. Currently, there are four portfolios of work in our Chapter: Youth Engagement, Political Advocacy, Global Engineering, and Equitable Food Systems.     Amnesty International, University of Toronto Chapter:Amnesty International at the University of Toronto is a student-based chapter of Amnesty International, a worldwide nonprofit organization which advocates for the promotion and protection of human rights. Amnesty International has no political, governmental, or corporate affiliation, but strives to achieve the universal respect of human rights by targeting specific cases of human rights violations and raising public awareness. The AI U of T chapter aims to bring awareness to students, faculty, and alumni about human rights violations around the world, and how they can contribute to the campaign for universal human rights.     Students for Partners in Health: Toronto:Students for Partners in Health:Toronto is a student-led non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting Partners in Health message of global health equity.   PIH is a global health organisation that works to provide and promote healthcare options for the poor. PIH believes in 5 fundamental principles: 1. Universal access to primary health care 2. Making health care and education free to the poor 3. Hiring and training community health workers 4. Fighting disease means fighting poverty 5. Partnering with local and national governments We want to spread PIH’s message of the importance of global health equity through education, fundraising to support PIH, raising awareness and taking action to spread global health equity in our own communities and abroad.     Schedule 17h00 – 18h00: Registration and Coffee and Networking 18h00 – 18h50: Welcome remarks and Session 1: SDGs Examples 18h50 – 19h30: Session 2: UN Speaker and Q&A 19h30 – 20h30: Session 3: Skills Development 20h30 – 20h50: Session 4: Solution Design Session 20h50 – 21h00: Closing ceremony and photo op 21h00 – 21h30: Networking Use #CANYouth4SDGs to share your experience!     Speaker Bios   JAMIL AHMADUN for the most marginalizedHow does UN serve the most marginalized: youth, women, children, and more?   Mr. Jamil Ahmad is the Deputy Director of the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) New York Office. Earlier, he was the Secretary for the Governing Bodies of UNEP based in Nairobi, Kenya (2008-14). He directed, managed and coordinated the work of the Secretariat, led the organization of the sessions of the Governing Bodies and was the focal point of UNEP’s external relations.   As Deputy Director of the New York Office of UNEP, Mr. Jamil Ahmad, among other matters, focuses on liaising with the Permanent Missions to the UN in support of UNEP’s policies and program.   A career diplomat, Mr. Jamil Ahmad joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1986 and has worked in a number of different duty stations with rich experience of bilateral and multilateral affairs, including Acting Permanent Representative to the UN agencies in Rome and Deputy Permanent Representative to UNEP in Nairobi. He participated in numerous important UN and other intergovernmental meetings, including the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in 2002, sessions of the UNGA, the Commission of Sustainable Development (CSD) and the Governing Councils of UNEP, UN-HABITAT and FAO. He was lead negotiator of the Group of 77 & China for Climate Change under Pakistan’s chairmanship in 2007 culminating at COP13 to UNFCCC in Bali in 2007. He joined UNEP in 2008.   Mr. Jamil Ahmad holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science.   Follow @UNEP on Twitter.       STEVE S.J. LEEYouth are the key to implementing SDGsHow are youth implementing SDGs around the world? How can YOU do it too?   Steve Lee is a 24-year-old climate change activist, a policy advocate to the United Nations, and a global speaker. He is the Executive Director of Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) whose 3% Project mobilizes 1,000,000 Canadian youth - that's 3% of Canada - through 5 national tours across 600 schools. It provides youth-friendly and holistic education on climate change and empowers them to take action on solving climate change in their local communities today.   A prolific global speaker, Steve has represented the Canadian youth on the issues of Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Youth Empowerment at over a dozen international forums including G8 Summit, NATO, Facebook, UNEP, UNESCO, UNICEF, and World Bank.   Steve is a voice to the voiceless youth globally in policymaking as a member of World We Want 2030 Policy Strategy Group, UN Major Group Children and Youth, UNEP Tunza, UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development, Youth Commission on the Status of Women Taskforce, and more. He has moderated and drafted policy outcome documents, lobbied diplomats and businesses, and observed negotiations with many UN officials, heads of state, and industry leaders.   Steve is personally trained by Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader, featured on news channels, blogs, and newspapers, and a University of Toronto graduate of Physiology and Human Biology.   An entrepreneur, Steve was the Partner of RevIT² Solutions, a market research consulting firm for private investment firms, and the CEO of Steve’s Guidebook, a publishing company for university-level calculus and biology study guides.   Steve has lived in 4 countries, travelled to over two dozen nations, reads voraciously, plays the clarinet, volunteers at a mental health rehab centre, serves on the Board of HealthOutLoud, and is a follower of Jesus.   Use #CANYouth4SDGs to share your experience!   Updated on 03h59 12 September, 2017.

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