Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable development goals

On Thursday 13/5/2021 at 20:00 (GMT+3), members of SEE in Action (Aigli Sakellari, Giorgos Koukos, Nikos Bakirtzis) and Youth Alliance – Krushevo co-hosted the event “Agenda 2030 and the SDG: A Discussion on Progress and Challenges in Greece and North Macedonia” as part of their common initiative Cooperation for a Common Future. The aim of the event was to disseminate information on the progress and challenges facing Greece and North Macedonia towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as to engage people in a dialogue on the potential role that youth can play in that regard. 

The talks were based on data from the Sustainable Development Report 2020, published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Bertelsmann Stiftung. The discussion focused on 10 out of 17 SDGs and the speakers analyzed the progress that the two countries have achieved so far, but also the challenges they still face on the respective indicators. 

More specifically, the Goals under scrutiny were: No Hunger (Goal 2), Quality Education (Goal 4), Gender Equality (Goal 5), Decent Work and Economic Growth (Goal 8), Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (Goal 9), Reduced Inequalities (Goal 10), Sustainable Cities and Communities (Goal 11), Climate Action (Goal 13), Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (Goal 16) and Partnerships for the Goals (Goal 17).  The event was held virtually, via Zoom, and live-streamed from the Cooperation for a Common Future Facebook page. In total, 23 people attended the event, including members of youth organizations, civil society, and academia.

The speakers were Nikos Bakirtzis, Giorgos Koukos, Aigli Sakellari from SEE in Action, and Nina Jovanovska from YAK. The presentations were followed by an active and fruitful dialogue among the participants. 

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