Canon y las Naciones Unidas tienen un objetivo en común: promover y apoyar los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible, concienciando a la población sobre la importancia de unirse a este movimiento global. Por eso, el programa de educación audiovisual para jóvenes Young People Programme colabora con la Campaña de Acción de Naciones Unidas para los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible y anuncia la convocatoria de la edición de 2019.
La Campaña de Acción de Naciones Unidas para los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible es una iniciativa especial interagencia del Secretario General de la ONU, encargada de ampliar, escalar y mantener el movimiento global de acción por los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible, movilizar e inspirar a individuos y organizaciones de todo el mundo para que se unan al movimiento global, al tiempo que conectar las acciones y percepciones de las personas con los tomadores de decisiones en los procesos de planificación y revisión de Objetivos.
“Los 17 objetivos representan el Plan para transformar el mundo. Si queremos que se cumplan, necesitamos que todos, organizaciones e individuos por igual, tomen parte activa en esta transformación. A través de nuestro trabajo con Canon Europa, estamos brindando a los jóvenes la oportunidad de involucrarse en los temas que les afectan más directamente, contar sus propias historias y generar un dialogo con los líderes mundiales y unirse al movimiento global que está tomando cada vez más fuerza para asegurar que los ODS sean una realidad”, ha explicado Marina Ponti, Directora de la Campaña de Acción de Naciones Unidas para los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible.
El Young People Programme de Canon es una iniciativa a nivel europeo para concienciar a los jóvenes sobre el poder de la imagen para alcanzar los ODS. La primera edición en España tuvo lugar en julio de 2018, cuando 30 jóvenes madrileños de entre 15 y 18 años disfrutaran de dos semanas de formación destinadas a aprender el poder de la imagen para contar historias y hacer frente así a los problemas sociales. De la mano de profesionales de Canon, la ONG educativa Empieza por Educar, diversos fotógrafos profesionales como Ofelia de Pablo, Javier Zurita o Marc Albiac, y el Canon Ambassador Jaime de Diego, los jóvenes pudieron explorar los problemas globales que afectan su futuro, tomando los ODS como marco.
6 proyectos para dar voz a 6 realidades sociales
Los alumnos formaron 6 grupos para desarrollar sus proyectos finales, para los que eligieron un ODS sobre el cual realizaron un pequeño vídeo-documental acompañado de una serie fotográfica. Los trabajos finales, que pueden visualizarse en http://youngpeopleprogramme.es/primera-edicion/ fueron valorados por un jurado especializado formado por Aitor Lourido, responsable de comunicación de Empieza por Educar, Mercedes Martel, periodista de TVE24h, Olga Quintanilla, directora de Corresponsables y Juan Felipe Obreo, Director de Canal Profesional de Canon. El jurado destacó el gran trabajo realizado por los jóvenes en tan poco tiempo y su implicación en el proyecto.
Pablo Millanés Dulín, Director de Alianzas, Desarrollo y Operaciones de Empieza por Educar subrayó “la madurez con la que los alumnos se han enfrentado a estos proyectos, que tratan temas tan sensibles como la violencia de género o la desigualdad social desde el respeto, la compasión y la denuncia. Hemos visto cómo, en dos semanas, estos chicos han evolucionado no solo en sus aptitudes técnicas con las cámaras, sino también en su parte más humana”
“La fotografía y el vídeo son dos medios de expresión muy poderosos. Si enseñamos a los jóvenes a usar el poder de la imagen para contar historias reales, los convertiremos en verdaderos changemakers al poner su punto de vista al servicio de una sociedad más justa.”, destacó Gema Escudero, Responsable de Sostenibilidad de Canon España, sobre la importancia de la educación audiovisual para los jóvenes.
Young People Programe 2019: ya en marcha
Tras el éxito de la pasada edición, Canon ha dado a conocer las fechas de la edición de Young People Programme 2019, que tendrá lugar en Madrid del 24 de junio al 5 de julio. Una vez más contarán con el apoyo de Empieza por Educar y de Jaime de Diego para esbozar el programa educativo. Próximamente se anunciarán las fechas de apertura para el plazo de recepción de candidaturas.
Yine Yenki Nyika is Co-Founder and Mentorship Director of “GoGirls ICT Initiative”. Founded by a group of dedicated young South Sudanese women, the initiative aims to engage, educate and empower women and girls in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Yine has also involved the GoGirls in MYWorld2030, a global survey aiming to raise awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals, map priorities among citizens, and help decision makers understand citizen perceptions and priorities.
Yine, her GoGirls team members, and a few more volunteers chose to collect survey responses and raise awareness about the SDGs among South Sudanese youth who find themselves in between school or University and work. By approaching small businesses and Boda boda motorcyclists at their stopping places along busy Juba roads, Yine and her team sought to explore what kind of lives this population group are living. They were particularly interested in the situation for young women and mothers. Founded by and working for youth, the GoGirls seeks to find ways to engage and empower young South Sudanese. Yine finds that targeting youth through the MYWorld survey provides a good starting point to better understand and develop activities for this group.
GoGirls ICT Initiative is already working for the SDGs through its focus on education, girls’ empowerment, and gender equality. Thus, the MYWorld survey feeds into their work and only represents a “different way of solving our common problems”, says Yine. She finds the interactive approach that the survey provides interesting and useful. Her experience is that “people feel important, valued and safe when reached out to, and they freely share information about their lives, challenges and future aspirations. As a result, one gets to clearly understand their problems”. Yine finds it difficult to choose one SDG of high importance to her. “I like all the 17 SDGs”, she says laughing. However, Quality Education (Goal 4) and Gender Equality (Goal 5) are of particular concern to Yine.
“Education and Gender Equality go hand in hand. Education cuts across all the SDGs, like No Poverty, Decent work and economic growth, and Gender Equality. When we say: “education for all”, this also includes the other gender which is often left out, namely the girls”.
The inclusion of girls in the education system translates into a key principle for sustainable development and the SDGs; Leaving no one behind. According to Yine, if the education system is strengthened and quality education ensured for all, illiteracy rates will decrease, and we will see progress on many SDGs in South Sudan. Pointing to the multiple challenges faced by and violations committed against women and girls in South Sudan, Yine calls for and highlights the need for establishing forums or spaces where women and girls can talk freely and speak up about issues concerning them.
What is needed in South Sudan? They share their voices for a better world.
The MYWorld2030 survey brings people’s voices into debates on the 2030 agenda for sustainable development – the Sustainable Development Goals – in South Sudan and across the World. It is one of the mechanisms through which disaggregated data is collected and analysis is enabled to monitor progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. It therefore contributes to UNDP Strategic Plan outcome on advancing poverty eradication in all form and to UNDP Signature Solution of “keeping people out of poverty”. The project is financed by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany.
UNDP South Sudan, with financial support from the Government and
People of Norway, mobilized Volunteers to reach out and collect data for the
Survey. It is also one of the commitments of UNDP South Sudan to develop “tools
and country knowledge products applied to mainstream Sustainable Development Goals.
This data and
analysis is meant for multiple purposes. First, it is meant to create
opportunities for SDG engagement and awareness. Second, it is meant to monitor
which of the SDGs South Sudanese consider are of immediate concern to them and
their families. Third, it is meant to monitor perceptions of South Sudanese
overtime, across geographical areas (place), gender, and generation regarding whether
the situation is getting better, worse, or remaining the same.
Fourth, it is meant to inform public and private choices on which SDGs to invest to address the greatest concerns of the South Sudanese. Note that this will also change over time, place, gender and generation.
For instance, if people are unaware of SDGs, it is an opportunity to create awareness. In the case of South Sudan, only 45.4 percent are aware. Creating more awareness will enable South Sudanese appreciate global development discourse. At least ½ of the South Sudanese consider SDG 1 (No poverty), 3 (Good health and wellbeing), 4 (Quality Education), 5(Gender Equality), 6(Clean water and Sanitation), and 16 (Peace, Justice and strong institutions) of immediate concern to them and their families. At least ½ of the South Sudanese consider SDG 1 (No poverty), 2 (Zero Hunger), 8 (decent work and economic growth) and 14 (Life below water) have become worse. These inform investment choices for the public and private sectors.
The data was collected in 2018 covering interviewing 464 males and 203 females, making a total of 667 people.
Low Awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals
Are you aware of the Sustainable Development Goals or ‘Global Goals’ signed by 193 World Leaders at the UN in September 2015? The results show that the awareness of SDGs is low (see Figure 1), with less than ½ of the respondents indicating that they are aware of the SDGs. That is true for male and females. However, slightly more than ½ of those with education level beyond secondary are aware.
Which goals are of most immediate concern?
Which six of the following Global Goals are of immediate concern to you and your family? Respondents were asked to identify six of the Global Goals that are of immediate concern to them and their family (see Figure 2). At least ½ of the respondents indicated that SDG 1 (No poverty), 3 (Good health and wellbeing), 4 (Quality Education), 5(Gender Equality), 6(Clean water and Sanitation), and 16 (Peace, Justice and strong institutions) were of immediate concern to them and their families. We do not see major differences between men and women.
Perceptions of progress on the Goals
Respondents were asked: “Would
you say the situation on your chosen Goals has got better, stayed the same or
got worse over the past twelve months?”. Respondents were of the view that At
least ½ of the South Sudanese consider SDG 1 (No poverty), 2 (Zero Hunger), 8
(decent work and economic growth) and 14 (Life below water) have become worse. This points to areas for possible investment
by the public and private (national or international), especially in addressing
poverty, hunger and decent work.
What does this mean for the National Development Strategy of South Sudan?
The National Development Strategy
expected results and expected strategic deliverables are reproduced in Tables 1
and 2. In both instances, it is SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong
Institutions), 2 (No hunger), 3 (Health and wellbeing), 4 (Quality Education)
and 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure).
Except for SDG 9 addressed by the National Development Strategy, the
strategy seems to address the SDGs of immediate concerns to South Sudanese and
In addition, except for SDG 8, the NDS seems to prioritize those that the South Sudanese consider having become worse in the past 12 months.
Table 1: Expected Results
SDG Related Indicator
Feel safe to go about their
SDG 16.1.4 Proportion of
population that feel safe walking alone around the area they live
% of population that report
feeling safe to go about their business
% population that feel walking
alone around the area they live
Enjoy stable prices
SDG 2.c.1 Indicator of food
Rate of inflation
Access to basic services
SDG 16.6.2 Proportion of the
population satisfied with their last experience of public services
% of population satisfied with
their last experience of public services
Expected Strategic Deliverables
SDG Related Indicator
Create enabling conditions for and facilitate
the voluntary return and integration of displaced South Sudanese
SDG 16.1.5 Total number of people displaced
internally due to conflict and violence
% of total number of people displaced internally
due to conflict and violence return
% of total number of refugees due to conflict
and violence return
Develop appropriate laws and enforce the rule of
NDS x: Proportion of people with rule of law
related grievance that receive satisfactory redress
Proportion of people with rule of law related
grievances that receive satisfactory redress
Ensure secure access to adequate and nutritious
2.4.1 Proportion of agricultural area under
productive and sustainable agriculture
Net Cereal production
Silence the guns by facilitating a permanent
cessation of hostilities
16.1.2 Conflict-related deaths per 100,000
population, by sex, age and cause
Conflict-related deaths per 100,000 population
Restore and expand the provision basic services
3.1.2 Proportion of births attended by skilled
3.b.1 Proportion of the population with access
to affordable medicines and vaccines on a sustainable basis
Proportion of births attended by skilled health
Restore and expand the provision basic services
4.1.1. Proportion of children and young people
achieving at least a minimum proficiency level.
4.6.1 Percentage of population in a given age
group achieving at least a fixed level of proficiency in functional (a)
literacy and (b) numeracy skills, by sex
Proportion of children completing primary
Restore and maintain basic transport
infrastructure such as roads and bridges
SDG 9.1.1 Proportion of the rural population who
live within 2 km of an all-season road
Proportion of the rural population who live
within 2 km of an all-season road
What does this
mean for the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the
Republic of South Sudan?
The Revitalized Peace Agreement has 4 substantive chapters that
directly relate to the SDGs which have been reflected as of immediate concerns
to South Sudanese and their families and/or are considered to have worsened:
Chapter II: Permanent
ceasefire and transitional security arrangements (SDSG 16);
Chapter III: Humanitarian
assistance and reconstruction (SDG 3 & 4);
Resource, economics and financial management (SDG 8);
Transitional justice, accountability, reconciliation, and healing (SDG 16);
The other chapters are strongly linked to organization:
Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity
Parameters of Permanent Constitution
Joint Monitoring and Evaluation
Supremacy of the agreement and procedures for amendment.
The SDG Global Festival of Action will be attended by leaders from governments, local authorities, international organizations, civil society, the creative industry and the private sector, the activists, the storytellers, and young advocates, all working to further SDG Action across the globe! For your chance to be part of this annual convening moment for the SDG Action Community, apply to register now!
When & Where The #SDGglobalFest will takes place on 2-4 May 2019 in Bonn, Germany
If you are working on SDG campaigning, communications, advocacy, liaison, education, implementation or awareness raising, we want to hear from you! We are keen to bring together people who are acting towards the achievement of the SDGs from a variety of sectors, specialisms and regions to foster true collaboration and joint up actions.
You will be asked to first create a delegate profile where you enter personal information, followed by a series of more substantive questions about the kind of SDG work you are engaged with, why you wish to attend the Festival and what you hope to get out of it. The application process shouldn’t take long to complete but by finding out a bit more about you, the Festival organizing team are able to ensure a diverse and high quality mix of SDG actors in attendance from across the globe!
The UN SDG Action Campaign and Youthink Center organized the SDG Pavilion at the World VR Conference, with the support from UNDP and UNICEF China Office and also Jiangxi Government. The SDG Pavilion featured United Nations Virtual Reality, MY World, and invited visitors to experience UNVR in the pavilion. China’s leading Television Media CCTV also conducted interviews simultaneously about SDG Pavilion.
The 2018 World Conference on VR Industry was held in Nanchang, Jiangxi from October 19 to 21, 2018. More than 2000 domestic and foreign experts, scholars and entrepreneurs in the field of VR/AR were invited to attend this top event.
The conference theme was “VR Adorns the World” and aimed at focusing on cutting-edge technologies, discussing the road for development, demonstrating latest achievement, promoting application and popularization, building communication platform and converging elements and resources.
The SDG Pavilion was great success, attracting a large number of delegates and other exhibitors, especially young people, to gain a deeper understanding of Sustainable Development Goals. Youthink Center will continue to call on more young people to learn, advocate and take actions on SDGs in the future.
The conference was jointly sponsored by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and People’s Government of Jiangxi Province and co-organized by China’s Center for information Industry Development (CCID), Commission of Industry and Information Technology of Jiangxi Province, People’s Government of Nanchang and Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance.
CSAYN (MY WORLD 2030 Cameroon team) joined efforts with the UN system in Cameroon and the international community to commemorate the 73rd Anniversary of the UN on October 24th, 2018.
The celebration started with a special video message from United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, advising everyone to work with the UN to eradicate extreme poverty, reduce inequality, increase opportunity and peace around the world. The event was attended by Ambassadors, diplomatic corps, government officials, and Head of UN agencies.
During the UN Day event, two thematic programs operating under the UN were present: the HeFoShe; the solidarity campaign for the advancement of gender equality and the MY World 2030 Global Survey; the monitoring and evaluation tool for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
According to the United Nations Secretary-General,António Guterres ‘UN day marks the birth day of our founding charter, the landmark document that embodies the hopes, dreams and aspirations of ‘we the people’. Every day the women and men of the United Nations, work to give practical meaning to their charter despite the odds and obstacles we never give up. extreme poverty is being reduced but we see inequality growing yet we don’t give up because we know by reducing inequality, we increase hope and opportunity and peace around the world. On UN day let us reaffirm our commitment to repair broken trust to heal our planet, leave no one behind and uphold dignity for one and all as United Nations’.
The UN Resident Coordinator in Cameroon Allegra Baiocchi welcomed everyone and encouraged participants to visit the HeForShe and the MY World 2030 Global Survey stands. Everyone was encouraged to write down their opinions on the ‘World we want by 2030’.
MY World 2030 Global Survey informed participants about the 17 SDGs and guided them to have their say online by giving their 6 priorities among the SDGs.
The event ended with interactive discussions among participants, about plans for the future and creating partnerships in order to foster sustainable development in the nearest future.
By Melody Mukum, Chening Florina and Gabuin Merilyn
Today, on the 3rd anniversary of the Sustainable Development, and as part of the Global day to Act for SDGs, we’re thrilled to announce the first MYWorld360º playlist—a collection of youth-produced immersive stories from around the world that spotlight issues most relevant to young people and their communities. The MYWorld360º playlist will be screened at the UN General Assembly as part of the United Nations Virtual Reality program, and presented virtually at the SDG Media Zone at the UN HQ in New York on the Global Day of Action on September 25th.
In March 2018, the United Nations SDG Action Campaign, Digital Promise Global, and Oculus announced the launch of MYWorld360°, a new global initiative supporting young people worldwide to develop their digital skills, share their perspectives, and advance positive action toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
Over 100 students participated in the first MYWorld360º. The 6 selected stories represent a broad range of creative responses, including a public service announcement about food deserts and access to healthy food, an exploration of social media’s influence, and a celebration of diversity and multiculturalism. The 6 youth created films will be shown to world leaders gathered in New York on the opening day of the UN General Assembly.
Dive into these stories and stay tuned for more youth-produced MYWorld360º media in the months ahead!
A video poem takes the audience to Fifth Ward, a super-neighborhood in Houston, Texas, and challenges simplistic thinking about the area.
Site/Location: Urban Enrichment Institute (with Writers In The Schools), Houston, Texas, USA Youth Producers: Byron A. (16), Daylen H. (13), Deandre D. (15), Roderick J. (14), Lamar E. (15), Matthew T. (16), Lee R. (16), James W. (12), Jason M. (14), Lynwood O. (15), Tant D. (15) Educator: SharonFerranti
A disturbing look into social media and it’s effect on society.
Site/Location: Gemeinschaftsschule Bellevue, Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany Youth Producers: Julian W. (17), Gosia C. (17), Jonas J. (17), Jennifer G. (18), Simon G. (17), Lara K. (17), Akim H. (17), Jason K. (17), Hagjer D. (18), Dennis K. (18.), Jana S. (17) Educator: Torsten Becker
To celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on 25 September, we are excited to share with you some incredible actions of our partners to celebrate the Global Day to #act4SDGs across the Asia-Pacific.
Youth for Sustainable Impact (YSI) is a youth-led organization working to capture voices, opinions, priorities, and views of people to affect the development agenda and policy-making in India. Kishore G, YSI founder, has a great passion to raise awareness and promote SDGs in India. Following his participation at the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development in Bonn 2018, Kishore returned to India and established his own youth organization to promote the MY World Survey across India. YSI will visit numerous schools and talks to students about SDGs on 25 September. Using fun activities such as SDGs games, community problem-solving, career guidance and life lessons, experience sharing sessions, YSI plans to collect opinions of Indian youth through the MY World Survey as well as to provide them knowledge and skills on SDGs. More information on YSI’s action can be found here.
The Center for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) is a non-profit organization, focusing on youth development, community development and international volunteer exchange in Hanoi, Vietnam. To promote awareness on SDGs, CSDS will organize a big event Autumn Festival: Act local, impact global at University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Hanoi on 23 September. There will be numerous events happening on the day to involve and empower Vietnamese youths to act for SDGs. Exhibitions of youth projects on community development, market fairs to promote sustainable lifestyles, elevator challenges to seek for local community’s problems, youth initiative awards for outstanding youths who are actively working on SDGs will be among one of the activities during the event. CSDS also work closely with UNDP Vietnam, UN Women and Vietnamese ASEAN MY World advocates to celebrate the day.
Do you have an outstanding idea to #Act4Sdgs #By 2030? Are you interested to join the global movement? Then register your action here
On 26th of August, Bandar Seri Begawan saw nearly 140 volunteers who braved the morning heat in a collective effort to #leavenoonebehind.
This event was organized by MY Action For SDGs, a campaign led by the ASEAN MY World 2030 Advocate from Brunei, Nurul Hadina Binti Haji Alias, which aims to raise awareness of the global goals among all strata of society, particularly the youth and children who will inherit the 2030 Agenda.
The day started as early as 5.30 am to set up the booth, together with Reef Check Brunei with a mixture of fun SDG-related games, icon colouring contests for children and a “Save The Turtles” obstacle game to support Goal 14 – Life Below Water.
Simultaneously, groups of volunteers were dispatched to different areas such as the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex, Sungkai Kedayan Eco-Corridor, The Royal Wharf and the Royal Regalia Museum. More than 100 ASEAN MY World 2030 survey votes were collected by the volunteers during BandarKu Ceria, a car-free initiative every Sunday morning at the capital to promote a healthy lifestyle where families can enjoy recreational activities.
By including youth participation both in the campaign and the votes, we hope that young people can have a sense of ownership and play their part in the collective endeavor to achieve a more sustainable world.