Global technology company SAP SE and Global Scouting co-hosted an event to empower young people through education during the recent 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) in New York. Guest speakers who highlighted the vital role education can play in ensuring a sustainable future included senior dignitaries and executives from entities such as Dubai Cares, a civil society organization formally associated with the UN Department of Global Communications (UN DGC).
Under the theme ‘Boosting the Employability of Young People through Innovative Partnerships’, the event brought together youth, the private sector, academia and non-profit organizations from around the globe. Participants discussed innovative ideas for collaboration to accelerate progress towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4), which sets out to achieve inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Dubai Cares, SAP and Global Scouting all expressed their commitment to creating and supporting opportunities for young people to build skills that enable them to contribute to policy-making on issues that directly impact them, including the future of people and planet.
The conversation will continue at COP28 in the UAE at the end of this year, at Dubai Cares’ flagship advocacy platform and global education gathering, the RewirEd Summit, which will take place on December 8 during COP28’s “Youth, Children, Education and Skills” thematic day and will focus on solutions that emerge from the intersection of education and climate, and create an opportunity to unite, align agendas, and advocate for rewired education systems to address interconnected global issues including climate change.