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31.08.2017 - Social and Human Sciences Sector

Young UNESCO Talents participate in Innovation Lab on Sustainable Development Goals


At the invitation of UNLEASH, a global consortium including among others the Carlsberg Foundation, Dalberg, Deloitte, Microsoft and the United Nations Development Programme, UNESCO Young Talents took an active part in the UNLEASH Innovation Lab 2017 in Aarhus, Denmark, from 13 to 21 August 2017.

Aiming at finding smarter, faster, and cheaper ways to reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a 1000 talented young women and men worked together on seven SDGs – Food, Health, Education, Water, Energy, Urban Sustainability, and Production and Consumption. Innovative solutions and projects have been elaborated and went through a competition process based on innovation, impact potential, viability, and presentation performance criteria.

A group of UNESCO talents brought their insights and knowledge to various themes related to the Organization’s fields of competence. A particular contribution was made to ensure that solutions for sustainable development include cultural diversity, human rights, gender equality, and intellectual and moral cooperation as key drivers of change.  

7 projects have been selected as Gold Winners and will be supported by the consortium of partners for implementation in the coming years. HRH Princess Mary of Denmark honored the participants with closing remarks.

UNLEASH is a global non-profit initiative aiming to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by bringing 1000 young talents together each year until 2030 to innovate and collaborate on new solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

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