#YouthOfUNESCO: Championing Sustainability & Innovation!

Nora looking back at last years UNESCO Youth Forum:

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"It's been over a year since the 10th UNESCO Youth Forum, and the echoes of this experience, especially the people I met, are still present. There is so much potential in supporting young people who are stepping up and getting their hands dirty. Thanks for the shout out, UNESCO! "

“My country is economically developed with a long-lasting culture of #democracy. We benefit from functioning institutions, our human and civil rights are mostly safeguarded and the population is comparatively healthy. With that privilege comes, in my opinion, a responsibility that we do not always acknowledge.”

“In such a sheltered context, where all of our basic needs are met, it takes additional effort to take a hard look at ourselves and how our consumption and production impacts other countries and the world. This is a huge challenge facing young people, who tend to view the world differently and want to create change.”

“My work with the European Youth Parliament focuses on supporting #YouthEngagement, active citizenship and intercultural communication. It is vital that youth know that they matter, that they can have an impact and that there is a whole network of people just like them to provide support. I am also currently developing a platform to catalyse collaborative innovation towards the #SDGs, which focuses on bringing allies together to create progress. I believe in the potential of my country to become a pioneer for sustainability and innovation, and that is what drives me.”

-- Nora Wilhelm, founder of collaboratio helvetica and participant of the 10th UNESCO Youth Forum.