WMSCOG ASEZ seek sustainable development such as environment and poverty
More than 3,000 people participated, including university students, diplomats and professors
Relay forums will be held in a dozen of countries by the end of the year
At the WMSCOG ASEZ Global Forum on the implementation of UN SDGs held in the New Jerusalem Pangyo Temple of the Church of God on July 7, celebrities from all walks of life, foreign students and university student delegates from 17 cities and provinces announce the Sustainable Development Goals established by UN.
On the 7th day of this month, WMSCOG ASEZ, the Church of God University Student Volunteers, hosted ‘WMSCOG ASEZ Global Forum 2017 on the implementation of UN SDGs’ at the New Jerusalem Pangyo Temple of the Church of God in Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, South Korea.
More than 3,000 people participated in this event, including domestic and overseas university students from all over the country, and officials from the Embassies of Kenya and Iraq in Seoul, and university and college professors.
The forum proceeded of introduction to the UN SDGs and how to implement them, and seeking the role of university students.
“I applaud the young people who are willing to share the pain and suffering of others while they also have a lot on mind,“ General Pastor Kim Joo-cheol said at the opening address.“Consideration and altruism towards others will change others as well as me, and will achieve the sustainable development and peace.”
In the presentation, students talked about the achievement of the UN SDGs in an integrated way, global environmental issues,and examples of overseas university students activities.
At the UN SDGs experience booth, there were discussions on preparing for climate changes, resolving inequalities, and preserving marine ecosystems, along with a panel exhibition introducing the UN SDGs.
Elloy (19) from Tanzania said, “If university students take the initiative and the world makes efforts, it is likely to achieve the UN SDGs.” He added, “This forum will also have a positive impact on the participants in getting the right leadership.”
UN SDGs, a sustainable development agenda,were adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations in 2015 for the UN and the international community to address human universal issues such as poverty, disease and education and Earth-Environmental issues by 2030, establishing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets.
This forum will be held consecutively in 10 countries including USA, Germany, Taiwan, India, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Philippines and Mongolia by the end of this year.