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  About the Conference - #SLCD@UN
On February 20, 2017, International Student Leaders met at the United Nations Headquarters for the Student Leadership Conference on Development. Students at the United Nations were connected via videoconference to schools in India, DR Congo, United States, Saudi Arabia, and Sakartvelo (The Republic of Georgia).

Students were encouraged to conduct Happiness projects on March 20: The International Day of Happiness to turn their ideas into real world action.

Students in Chennai marked the International Day of Happiness by organizing a campaign called 20 Days to Happiness to collect items to be donated to an orphanage. They went to the orphanage called Faith Home and distributed these items. Students are also organising a workshop on Self Worth by an organization called Women of Worth at school for students in Grade 11.

A follow up at the end of the school year is being planned for May 2017 for participants to reconvene and share with each other what they have been doing and to present the Plan of Action to the UN Youth Envoy. The exact date is to be determined.


Conference Premise and Background - SLCD@UN is a student leadership conference with students working together across cultures to be part of the solution for having peace, security, and sustainable development in our ever-changing world.  

Participants work on-line via Facebook groups to prepare and participate as international student leaders and delegates in the UN Student Leadership Conference on Development.  Students participate at the United Nations and at selected videoconferencing sites.

View the archived video and read the plan of action from 2015 here.

Listen to Gertrude Noden on a radio show as she previews the upcoming Student Leadership Conference on Development here

View the 2017 Plan of Action Using Google Docs Here:
Draft Plan of Action

Connect to Participants in Your Subtheme on Facebook
Click on each link below to Join your Subtheme Group (If the hyperlink does not work, please copy and paste into your browser)

Post your thoughts, ideas, articles, research on your selected subtheme. The groups are closed. You will have to request to join and be approved by the moderator.

Subtheme A -
Subtheme B -
Subtheme C -

 Resources and Background Materials
SLCD@UN Sub Themes for Student Selection

Introduction to Happiness -  SLCD_UN_2017_Background_Document_Introduction_1.docx
2.3 MB

Subtheme A - Domestic Abuse -  2017_Subtheme_A_Domestic_Abuse.docx
30.0 KB

Subtheme B - Air Quality - 2017_Subtheme_B_Air_Pollution.docx
28.4 KB

Subtheme C - Self Image - 2017_Subtheme_C__Self_Image.docx
31.7 KB

Additional Web Resources:

Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform -
Sustainable Development Solutions Network -
United Nations Sustainable Development Page -



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