Sep 7, 2018 / Incheon, Republic of Korea
The Second SDGs Speech Contest
UN DESA/DPIDG/UNPOG in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior and Safety (MOIS), the Ministry of Environment (ME), and the Incheon Metropolitan City Government, organized the Second SDG Speech Contest on 7 September 2018 at G-tower, Songdo, Incheon. After successful completion of the first contest last year, this year’s contest topic was “Youth Engagement in SDG implementation” to highlight the role of young people. Ten teams from university student groups and ten teams from the high school student groups were chosen as finalists and invited to deliver their presentations in the final stage of the contest among the registered applicants from across the country. Approximately 200 attendees from Incheon City joined the discussions on how to promote the implementation of the SDGs. Meanwhile, MOIS and ME, as co-hosts of the contest, awarded a Minister’s Prize to the Grand prize winners and four winners from the university student groups. Also, Incheon Metropolitan City awarded a Mayor’s Prize to the four high school winners. These prizes encourage every participant to consider the Sustainable Development Goals as a meaningful topic within their daily lives and career goals. Representatives from other international organizations also participated in this event and acted as judges to evaluate the presentations by finalists, which is also an effective channel to promote their activities to the audience.