Happiness: Good Health and Well-Being

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  About the Conference
Students in participating countries worldwide will join together on Monday, February 20, 2017 to complete a Plan of Action that will be developed in the weeks and months leading up to the conference in each of their communities. This Plan of Action will be a collaboration across cultures with real, practical ideas that can be easily implemented by conference participants.

This Plan, if approved by a majority of participants, will be taken back to their schools and communities and put into action. Students will be asked to do community work on March 20, the International Day of Happiness. They also will reconvene at the end of the school year to share which parts of the Plan have been undertaken in their home countries.


Important Conference Dates:

 - Fall and Winter 2016-2017:           Preparation via on-line work and training with schools

 - Friday, February 17, 2017:              Student Leadership training in New York City, NY

 - Saturday, February 18, 2017:         Student Leadership training in New York City, NY

 - Monday, February 20:                      The Student Leadership Conference on Development at the UN

 - Monday, March 20:                           The International  Day of Happiness and an opportunity to move your Plan of  Action
                                                                ideas into real world action

 - May-June, 2017:                              End of Year Videoconference to Share Progress with each other on Plan of Action
                                                               and also formally present the finished Plan of Action to the UN in NYC.

Levels of Participation -
  • Online via Webcast and Social Media Platforms
  • Onsite at Selected Videoconference Sites Worldwide
  • United Nations Headquarters in New York
Learn more about the levels and costs of participation here.
To Register for a Leadership Role in New York, click here.
To Register to be a Delegate, click here.
To Register for official webcast participation, click here.

Conference Premise and Background - SLCD 2017 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 will 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, selected videoconferencing sites, or by webcast during SLCD.

Students can register to be student leaders at the United Nations and can work towards leadership roles to run this international student conference.

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


Start Work on the 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 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/361503297536289/
Subtheme B - https://www.facebook.com/groups/2152374888320227/
Subtheme C - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1814168718868551/

 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 - https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/
Sustainable Development Solutions Network - http://unsdsn.org/
United Nations Sustainable Development Page - http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/



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