The world needs solidarity. Online dialogue with young people
The UN is marking its 75th anniversary at a time of great disruption for the world, compounded by an unprecedented global health crisis with severe economic and social impacts. Will we emerge stronger and better equipped to work together? Or will distrust and isolation grow further? 2020 must be a year of dialogue, when we come together to discuss our priorities as a human family, and how we can build a better future for all.
From January 2020, which has started the 75th anniversary year of the Organization, the UN has been working with partners to initiate dialogues within and across borders, sectors and generations. The aim is to reach as many people as possible: to listen to their hopes and fears; learn from their experiences; and empower them to think and act globally.
The UN team in Uzbekistan has conducted an online dialogue with young people from Russia and Uzbekistan to listen to their hopes and fears; learn from their experiences; and empower them to think and act globally.
The dialogue participants have shared their views on what kind of future they want to see by 2045 and what three things they would most want to see in 25 years.
Young people have highlighted issues related to climate change, eradicating poverty and inequalities among countries, fighting corruption, freedom of speech, quality of healthcare and preparedness of countries to fight COVID-19.
The views and ideas generated will be presented to world leaders at a high-profile event during the 75th Session of the General Assembly, 21st of September 2020.