16th - 18th August  /  University of Lagos
The Future We Want: Youth Participation
in the Achievement of the 2030 Agenda
16th - 18th August  /  University of Lagos
The Future We Want: Youth Participation
in the Achievement of the 2030 Agenda
16th - 18th August  /  University of Lagos
The Future We Want: Youth Participation
in the Achievement of the 2030 Agenda
16th - 18th August  /  University of Lagos
The Future We Want: Youth Participation
in the Achievement of the 2030 Agenda

The Future We Want: Youth Participation in the Achievement of the 2030 Agenda

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SECRETARY GENERAL'S WELCOME ADDRESS

Dear Delegates,

In an address, at the United Nations Model UN Youth Summit 2019, the message of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr Antonio Guterres to present day youths was to “Take Action for the SDGs”.

Every year, more than 400,000 students worldwide participate in Model United Nations (MUN). The global MUN has evolved into an agent for change that inspires actions in support of the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). [United Nations Model UN Youth Summit].

“Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 2015, is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity, it also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. The Sustainable Development Goals sit at the core of this new programme for development.

Whilst the target year for the achievement of the SDGs stands at 2030, many present day youths do not understand the importance of the SDGs, the issues being tackled, and what the world collectively stands to gain from the achievement of Agenda 2030. All of this is said with the realization that responsibility for this development would have fallen to today’s youths by 2030.

It is on this premise that we at Lagos Model United Nations seek to develop and encourage interest in World Issues, solutions and sustainable development as well as the workings of organs and decision making at the international level.

It is with great delight that we invite and welcome you to this year’s conference, to join us in discussing foreign policies, suggesting creative solutions and decision making.

Ipinnuoluwa Ade-Ademilua
Secretary General IV
Lagos Model United Nations 2019