History was again repeated on September 25th 2015 when world leaders geared at the United Nation HeaJoseph Emmanuel Yabadquarters in New York to adopt the new set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all and as part of the new sustainable development agenda, each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.

For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and everyone in general. Now the big question is are young people fully ready to be at the centre of sustainable development agenda?

Youths can play a critical role in driving the required change if giving the opportunity to do so. Youths can be in the forefront for every major revolution, advocacy campaign and movement for social change and yet they are rarely incorporated in the development of new policies.

Young people can be the driving force for action in education and learning if their views and voices are included and respected in major global issues that affect them. For us to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, young people should be involved as active agents in the development agenda because young people will inherit the future. Young people have a lot to offer to sustainable development and should participate in planning the future.

My personal commitment to Sustainable Development Goals is to commit more of my time and resource to advocate for policies and programs that have the potential to impact positively the lives of young people especially in the areas of Health, Education, Environment and Business Development.

Whats your commitment to SDGs??