During that time, other students were busy preparing for Thursday’s HLPF presentation which will also be moderated by Alison Bellwood. She shared her ideas on the different ways the younger generation could get engaged. One idea was to start with a simple action like recycling to reduce the use of plastic, and then thinking about organizing a group to mobilise others. She emphasised that talking about what you’re doing and taking direct action gives you the power to advocate for change.
She said, “Social media has made it easy, but the biggest thing to do is take concrete action on the Global Goals. If you take action, you’re in a much stronger position to advocate for change with a leader or decision-maker.”