Youth "ready and able to do heavy lifting" to implement SDGs

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Opening Session of the 6th UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, which will focus on "the Role of Youth in Poverty Eradication and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing World" UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Young people are "ready and able to do the heavy lifting" to implement the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Youth Envoy has urged.

Ahmad Alhendawi shared his message shortly before the opening of the annual Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum on Monday.

Youth delegates and ministers from over 70 countries are meeting in New York to share ideas on eradicating poverty and "promoting prosperity" in a changing world.

Jocelyne Sambira has the details.

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