15 September:The MiSK-UNDP Youth Forum
Date: 15 September
Location: Plaza Hotel, New York City
The Forum was co-hosted by the MiSK Foundation and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The MiSK Foundation is the non-profit philanthropic foundation established by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, to discover, develop and empower Saudi youth to become active participants in the global knowledge economy. UNDP is the UN’s global development network that works on the ground in 170 countries and territories, supporting their own solutions to development challenges and developing national and local capacities to help them achieve human development and the Sustainable Development Goals.
450 attendees from more than 50 countries, 80% of whom were under 35 years-old, attended the Forum. They took part in discussions, workshops and panels focused on extending inter-cultural understanding, developing more tolerant societies and the use of creativity and technology to tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems including preventing and combatting extremism and supporting the inclusion of refugees within societies. The action-oriented platform brought together youth leaders, multi-lateral organisations, civil society and world leaders to create a path towards the Sustainable Development Goals.