[2019] 3rd Sustainable Development Goals Youth Summer Camp

Monday, 29 July 2019 - 10:00pm to Friday, 02 August 2019 - 6:00am


The United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) has organized Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Summer Camp for college students annually since 2017 to increase the youth’s awareness and role in the SDGs implementation. The previous Summer Camps successfully equipped the participating college students with necessary knowledge and capacity to contribute to the realization of the SDGs. UNOSD is co-organizing "3rd SDGs Youth Summer Camp" to build and enhance youth’s knowledge on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs with United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG) and Korea Environment Corporation (K-eco). Moreover, The 3rd SDGs Youth Summer Camp will take place in Incheon, Republic of Korea from July 29 to August 1, 2018. The Incheon Metropolitan City, as a dedicated partner of UNOSD, has carried out good practices and strategies for the SDGs implementation. A planned field trip will provide opportunities for the participants to experience and learn how the city can promote Sustainable Development.



Concept Note and Agenda (updated as of July 26, 2019)


<Preliminary Workshop> (June 24, 2019)

Formal Opening

Opening Remarks:

Mr. Ick-Hoon Choi (Vice-President, K-eco)

Introduction of the Programme and Organizers:

Mr. Okhyun Yang (Associate Research and Policy Expert, UNOSD)

Ms. Ewijeong Jeong (Associate Outreach and Networking Expert, UNPOG)

Ms. Hee Kyoung Min (Manager, K-eco)


Session 1: Youth engagement in the SDGs implementation

"Youth Engagement in the SDGs Implementation"

Ms. Charlotte Arribe (Sustainable Development Consultant, East and North-East Asia Office, UNESCAP)


Session 2: Overview of SDGs and its Progress

"Overview of SDGs and its Progress"

Ms. Eunhae Jeong (Senior Sustainable Management Expert, UNOSD)


<Main Camp> (July 29 - August 1, 2019)

Formal Opening

Opening Remarks

Mr. Jean D'Aragon (Officer-in-Charge, UNOSD)

Mr. Chae Gun Chung (Head, UNPOG)

Welcoming Remarks

Mr. Sang-soo Yoon (Ambassador for International Relations, Incheon Metropolitan City)


Day 2

Session 3: Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development for Public Service Delivery

"Frontier Technologies for Public Service Delivery to Realize the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development"

Mr. Keping Yao (Senior Governance and Public Administration Expert, UNPOG)

Group Discussion Presentation #1

Group 1 / Group 2 / Group 3 / Group 4 / Group 5 / Group 6


Session 4: Disaster Risk Reduction and the Role of the Youth

"Disaster Risk Reduction"

Ms. Ana Cristina Thorlund (Programme Officer, UNDRR)

Group Presentation #2

Group 1 / Group 2 / Group 3 / Group 4 / Group 5 / Group 6


Session 5: Tackling Climate Change

"Tackling Climate Change"

Mr. Okhyun Yang (Associate Research and Policy Expert, UNOSD)


Day 3

Session 6: Decent Work and Economic Growth

"SDG 8 and the Young: Work and Happiness in Korea and "Youth Hope Ladder""

Mr. Joyup Ahn (Senior Fellow, Korea Labor Institute)


Field Trip (Half-day)

The Field Trip is supported and funded by the Incheon Tourism Organization


Day 4

Group Presentations

Group 1

Plastic Cup and Straw Usage in Korea

No Plastic Challenge

No Plastic Challenge Video

Group 2

Sustainable Fashion

Group 3

Addressing Air Pollution in South Korea through the Transport Sector

Group 4

Towards a Strategy for Rural Development

Group 5

Relevance of Circular Econonmy to achieve SDGs

Group 6

Action Plan: Rainbow Slide Pop-Up


Formal Closing

Closing Remarks

Ms. Eunhae Jeong (Senior Development Management Expert, UNOSD)


Supplementary Documents

Info Note / pre-workshop (updated as of 26 June 2019)

Info Note / main summer camp (updated as of 30 July 2019)

Participant List (updated as of 30 July 2019)



You may find summer camp pictures here.