Press Release

United Nations hosts national youth dialogue on SDGs for UN Day

22 October 2019

United Nations (UN) agencies, funds and programmes in Jamaica will celebrate 74 years since the entry into force of the UN Charter, 24 October 2019.

United Nations (UN) agencies, funds and programmes in Jamaica will celebrate 74 years since the entry into force of the UN Charter, 24 October 2019.

The event will be addressed by Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Alando Terrelonge MP, State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Jhannel Tomlinson, Climate Activist and Jamaican delegate to UN Youth Climate Action Summit and Mariko Kagoshima UN Resident Coordinator a.i.

Under the theme ‘I am the SDGs,’ the UN Day will facilitate a national youth dialogue on the SDGs and how young people can lead the actions to achieving the SDGs and Jamaica’s Vision 2030 for all Jamaicans. Key topics will include climate change, gender equality and advancing inclusive quality education.

Over 300 young people from high schools and universities, including those with UN Clubs, are expected to participate.

UN Day promises a fun, culturally relevant and interactive learning experience with the participation of Agent Sasco, The Ashe Company, the Lister Mair/Gilby High School for the Deaf and QUILT.

The day’s programme will be accessible to members of the deaf and blind communities. Persons may also interact and engage online by following #UNDAYJA and #IamTheSDGs on Facebook (@UNJamca) and Twitter (@UNJamaica) as well as via live radio broadcast on ZIP 103FM.

UN Day 2019 will be held at the Courtleigh Auditorium 8 St. Lucia Avenue Kingston 5, starting at 9:30 a.m.

United Nations hosts national youth dialogue on SDGs for UN Day

Ruben Pages, Community Support Adviser

Ruben Pages

UNAIDS
Community Support Adviser
Gillian Scott

Gillian Scott

UNDP
Communications Analyst

UN entities involved in this initiative

FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
IOM
International Organization for Migration
RCO
United Nations Resident Coordinator Office
UNEP
United Nations Environment Programme
UN Women
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
UNAIDS
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNDP
United Nations Development Programme
UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund
WHO
World Health Organization