I was fortunate to work with the United Nations China sub-group to advocate for the Imagine 2030 campaign, which aims at encouraging the young generation in China to reflect and think about the world we want to see in 2030, the year the sustainable development goals are expected to be achieved.
This campaign meaningfully engaged a large number of young people, including millions of left-behind children, and other marginalized young people, and provided them with an opportunity to express their views and share their imagination to inspire our world.
I submitted a cartoon during the project, my passion for 2030 is that every young person can have access to good quality education; girls have the same potential to achieve amazing things as boys, with support from many young people across the country. The campaign, which has been running for a few months, since October 2016, recorded over 500 million views online, in support of our campaign. Understanding SDGs has become a fashion among the young people.
Dear excellencies, friends and colleagues, taking this opportunity, both as a leader and a young person myself, I want to reassure you of Chinese young people’s motivation to advance and realize SDGs wherever you are.
I truly believe that our youth power can influence the world we live in and hope that our determination can make a difference. Thank you very much.