International Youth Summit 2017

Who: 18-35
Where: Lahore, Pakistan
When: 6-12 November, 2017
Cost: Flights (scholarships available)
Deadline: 1 September, 2017

What: Summit of young people, working to achieve sustainable development goals through partnership.

17 Sustainable development goals (SDGs) were drafted and agreed by the world leaders at the UN Summit in 2015 as a follow-up of the previous Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with the goal to mobilize stakeholders in tackling global problems and creating a sustainable future for all. One of the main differences between the new SDGs and the previous MDGs is that they pay special attention to the call for global partnership in achieving all the goals with the belief that only joint efforts of governments, business and civil sector can bring a sustainable change.


The SDGs have embraced a corner principle of Global Diplomacy that states that any effort needs to be multi-level oriented and heterogeneously participated. No matter, if we talk about peace, education or sustainable development of our communities, cross-sectoral, cross-country cooperation is essential if we want to achieve long lasting results for present and future youth generation to live in a better, more peaceful and sustainable world.
During the Summit we will look into the ways to strengthen cooperation and joint efforts to co-create sustainable development in the areas of education and peace.

The main theme of the conference revolves around three pillars: sustainability, peace and education.

The conference has no fee. Food, Accommodation and Local transport are covered by the organisers. Delegates are responsible for their airfare to and from Pakistan though some scholarships will be available. 

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