The Eighteenth Annual
United Nations Day 2014
Continuing the Pledge:
Sustaining Development Through Environmental Responsibility
Recap of the Day - Student Resolutions - Background Materials
The day culminated with students presenting their ideas on how to make the world more sustainable in each of their subject areas.
United Nations Day New Jersey was held on Friday October 24 at St. Joseph High School in Hammonton, NJ.
Recap of the Day:
Students from 7 area schools came together on the topic of Sustainable Development. Students started the day with our Keynote Speaker Jorge Laguna-Celis (@jorgelaguna). Mr. Laguna-Celis shared his experiences in the field regarding his work with the United Nations Environmental Program (@UNEP).
Mr. Laguna-Celis spoke about the My World 2015 campaign. He spoke about the successes of the Millennium Development Goals and the shaping of the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals. When asked about how he responds to detractors of the United Nations, Mr. Laguna-Celis asked students to imagine a world without the UN. No global development program, no global child advocacy organization, no global environmental program, no forum for international justice.
Mr. Laguna-Celis encouraged the students to keep trying, even if they do not succeed on the first try. He recommended that students look into the UN Envoy on Youth (http://www.un.org/youthenvoy/) for more ways to be involved in global issues, and also the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (http://www.ipcc.ch) to learn more about the current state of global climate change.
Students then went into break out sessions on the following topics.
(a) Sanitation and Clean Water
(b) Environmental Responsibility in Business
(c) Food Security and Nutrition
(d) The Impact of Development on Education
Read their resolutions here:
Clean Water and Sanitation - UNDAYNJBusiness.pdf
Environmental Responsibility in Business - UNDAYNJBusiness.pdf
Food Security and Nutrition - UNDAYNJNutritionandFoodSecurity.pdf
Education - UNDAYNJEducation.pdf
Outline of the Day:
|| Orientation and Welcome
|| Opening Plenary – Keynote Speaker
|| Breakout Sessions, for students and teachers
|| Afternoon Plenary – Students report on Breakout sessions
Teachers will receive a background document with pre-program materials.
Download each subtheme's background resources below:
(a) Sanitation and Clean Water -
2014Subtheme A Water Sanitation.pdf
(b) Environmental Responsibility in Business -
2014Subtheme B Edcuation.pdf
(c) Nutrition and Development -
2014Subtheme C Nutrition.pdf
(d) The Impact of Development on Education -
2014Subtheme D Sustainability in Business.pdf
Cost (Please make checks payable to Global Education Motivators)
$20 per student - Includes: program, materials, and lunch
For more information contact:
|Global Education Motivators (GEM)
|| Tel: (215) 248-1150
| Chestnut Hill College
|| Fax: (215) 248-7056
| 9601 Germantown Avenue
|| Email: email@example.com
| Philadelphia, PA 19118
|| URL: www.gem-ngo.org