[2021] 5th Sustainable Development Goals Youth Summer Camp

Tuesday, 17 August 2021 - 10:00am to Friday, 20 August 2021 - 4:00pm


The United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) is organizing "The 5th SDGs Youth Summer Camp" to build and enhance youth’s knowledge on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) particularly on SDG-12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) and design thinking methodology in partnership with the Design Factory Korea (DFK) of Yonsei University, the Ministry of Environment (MoE) of the Republic of Korea, and the Korea Environment Corporation (K-eco).



The 5th SDGs Youth Summer Camp will be held ONLINE via Zoom from Tuesday, 17 August to Friday, 20 August 2021.


Official Documents

Syllbaus (updated as of 16 Aug 2021)

Learning Brief (updated as of 9 Aug 2021)

SDGs & Targets Overview Resource (updated as of 9 Aug 2021)

Field Guide to Human-Centered Design_IDEO (updated as of 9 Aug 2021)

Participant List (updated as of 24 August 2021)

Speaker Biography (updated as of 24 August 2021)



  • No registration fee
  • Those who successfully complete the programme will receive certificates
  • 2 Group Awards (Design Innovation and SDGs Impact Award) will be given to 2 groups in the name of the organizers



The objectives of the SDGs Summer Camp will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Build and enhance knowledge of the youth on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, and their capacity and contribution;
  • Foster youth leadership skills, with design-thinking, critical-thinking, and engagement through dialogues and exercises on SDG implementation;
  • Provide opportunities for networking among youth; and
  • Expand the host institution’s partnership with youth leaders for the SDGs



  • Any Korean nationals and foreigners born between 1993 and 2003 are eligible (40 participants will be selected).
  • Those who currently reside in the Republic of Korea
  • The participants will be selected based on their motivation, capacities, and English proficiency while ensuring gender and geographical balance.


How to Apply

  • Application is now closed
  • Please complete the google form and application form above and send the completed application form to Mr. Huiyong Kim, Team Assistant at UNOSD, at: hui.kim@un.org
  • English Proficiency Test Score: Internationally and domestically accredited Tests (only TOEIC, TOEIC SPEAKING, OPIC, TOEFL, TEPS or IELTS) are accepted
  • Those who have completed education in English speaking countries are not required to submit English proficiency test scores. Instead, please attach a copy of graduation certificate as proof.
  • When submting the application, please use the following file name: Last name_First name_UNOSD Youth Camp Application.doc / ex: Kim_Huiyong_UNOSD Youth Camp Application.doc


Programme and Agenda

Day 1 (Tuesday, 17 August 2021)

Opening Remarks

  • Mr. Chun Kyoo Park, Head of Office, UNOSD

Welcoming Remarks

  • Mr. Yeonseob Ha, Executive Vice President, Yonsei University International Campus

Welcoming Remarks

  • Mr. Chan-ho Park, Executive Director, Korea Environment Corporation (video)


Session 1: Overveiw of the SDGs and the Decade of Action to Accelerate Progress and the Role of Youth

Moderator: Ms. Yujeong Kim, Senior Development Management Expert, UNOSD

Session 2: Invited Lecture on SDG 12 - Sustainable Consumption and Production

Session 3: Youth Case on SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

  • Clear Plate - Mr. Jichen Liu, Founder and CEO, Clear Plate

Session 4: Korean Policies on Circular Economy

Session 5: Call to Action to Build Back Better

Session 6, 7: Empathize in Groups

  • Empathize - Ms. Hyunkyung Lee, Associate Professor, Yonsei University


Day 2 (Wednesday, 18 August 2021)

Session 1, 2: Design-Thinking for the SDGs Revisited

  • Define - Ms. Semee Yoon, Assistant Professor, Yonsei University

Session 3, 4: Ideate based on group research - Ideating for successful SDG implementation

  • Ideate - Ms. Younah Kang, Director, Design Factory Korea, Yonsei University


Day 3 (Thursday, 19 August 2021)

Session 1, 2, 3: Prototyping Solutions and Testing

Session 4: Guest Speaker


Day 4 (Friday, 20 August 2021)

Final Group Presentations


Closing Remarks

  • Mr. Chun Kyoo Park, Head of Office, UNOSD (delivered by Ms. Yujeong Kim, Senior Development Management Expert, UNOSD)

Closing Remarks

  • Ms. Younah Kang, Director, Design Factory Korea, Yonsei University