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The Sustainable Development Goals and the Role of Youth-Driven Innovation for Social Change

  • Sheri Bastien
  • Halla B. Holmarsdottir
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Abstract

This volume comes on the heels of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ratified in 2015 by 193 member states that comprise the UN General Assembly, which represents the latest global effort to address the plethora of development challenges facing countries worldwide. The new agenda for action comprises 17 ambitious goals, 169 targets, and over 300 indicators that address a trinity of ecological, social, and economic issues, the protection of human rights, and the importance of partnership, all of which were developed through a worldwide participatory process. There is an explicit emphasis that the SDGs should be inclusive and leave no one behind and that all nations should be engaged in efforts to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.

Keywords

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Partnership Innovation Youth 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sheri Bastien
    • 1
    • 2
  • Halla B. Holmarsdottir
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Public Health ScienceNorwegian University of Life SciencesÅsNorway
  2. 2.Cumming School of MedicineUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  3. 3.Oslo and Akershus University CollegeOsloNorway

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