Samsung, UNDP partner with youth

Staff Correspondent

11 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Samsung, UNDP partner with youth

In celebration of the United Nations’ 75th anniversary, Samsung Electronics Company Limited recently has announced Generation17 (video), an initiative in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to inspire action to achieve the Global Goals – a set of 17 interlinked goals that provide a blueprint to achieve a better future by 2030.

Generation17 merges the power of Samsung Galaxy smartphone technology with UNDP’s platform to galvanize an entire generation of young people to achieve the 17 Global Goals in less than ten years, said a press release.

Regarding this, Dr TM Roh, President, Head of Mobile Communication Business, Samsung Electronics, said, “We are excited to better connect these inspiring advocates to their peers, enable their generation to take bold action on the Goals, and make their voices heard loud and clear with the latest Galaxy technology and our shared vision.”

The 2020 cohort of Generation17 is made up of four trailblazers who are mobilizing communities from Mali and Argentina to Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, to tackle some of the most pressing challenges of our lifetimes.

Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme, commented, “Young people are advancing the Global Goals through their work as innovators, entrepreneurs, and advocates.