Engagement at the 

 UN General Assembly

High-level Week 2023

16 - 17 September: SDG Action Weekend

18 - 19 September: SDG Summit

12-29 September: Science Summit 

I am honored to announce my appointment as the Thematic Focal Point for the Science-Policy Interface for the UN Major Group for Children and Youth. This pivotal role allows me to bridge the gap between scientific insights and policy decisions, ensuring that the voices of the youth are effectively represented and integrated into global policy dialogues. My engagement at the United Nations General Assembly this year was a testament to this commitment. 

I interacted with seasoned delegates and leaders who are championing transformative initiatives at all levels of society. These meetings underscored the importance of fostering a collaborative environment, encouraging cross-cultural dialogue, and embracing a unified vision for a future where both scientific understanding and youth perspectives are at the heart of sustainable development initiatives. 

Invited as a panel speaker at an SDG Action Weekend Side Event titled "Data for Action: Exploring the Potential for Integrated and Granular Data in Improving SDG Implementation in the Era of Polycrisis" 

Dived deep into the significance of integrated, multidimensional data for policy decisions. Emphasized that while data can shine a light on the marginalized, it can also risk shadowing them. Intersectionality is key! Highlighted the challenges posed by AI advancements and the necessity for civic society to have a voice in shaping the AI ecosystem.

With Mr. Nikhil Seth, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Executive Director, UNITAR

Discussing the  Secretary-General's Policy Brief on Meaningful Youth Engagement in Policymaking and Decision-Making Processes ECOSOC CHAMBER 16 Sept

Catalyzing Transformative Change: Science, Academia and the Journey to 2030 sponsored by UN DESA, in collaboration with: the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) & International Science Council (ISC) 

Power of Data: This session will serve as a launching point for the data partnerships and a unifying moment for streamlining financing for data systems.

SDG Digital, senior leaders from government, the technology industry and civil society will come together to underscore how digital technologies can be leveraged to accelerate progress towards the SDGs

Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State, Electronics and Information Technology, India addressed the #UN High Impact Initiative – Digital Public Infrastructure: Scaling Inclusive and Open

Met Indian Ministry of External Affairs Secretary Sanjay Verm and other prominent Global Policy leaders and youth leaders from India. 

WIth global youth leaders and the United Nations Secretary-General''s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake. 

Engaged with Civic Leaders who represent the Major Groups and other Stakeholders (MGoS)   on a multitude of topics involving your representation and engagement at the UN and other multilateral global mechanisms. 

During my engagement at the United Nations General Assembly, I had the distinct privilege of meeting with a diverse group of global youth representatives and delegates. These young leaders, from varied backgrounds and regions, are at the forefront of driving meaningful change in their communities and on the global stage. 

These individuals, with their vast experiences and insights, are pioneering transformative initiatives at various levels, from grassroots to policy-making arenas. These meetings provided a unique opportunity for cross-cultural dialogue, knowledge exchange, and collaboration, reinforcing the importance of collective action and unified vision for a sustainable and inclusive future.