2019 UN Civil Society

Over 5000 adults and youth from 136 countries met in Salt Lake City from August 26-28, 2019 to address issues and develop action targets related to Sustainable Development Goal #11: Building Inclusive and Sustainable Cities and Communities, with particular emphasis on how climate change is already and will increasingly impact all communities.

Gertrude was invited by the UN Program Coordinator to work in advance with youth leaders who were responsible for planning on-site activities, and to assist them and other delegates during the conference. Advance planning included the drafting of a Youth Climate Compact, which served as a template for conference discussions and a prelude to final report.  www.un.org/csc2019