Young Talents Give UN’s Sustainable Development Goals a Helping Hand

In September 2015, the UN adopted 17 new Sustainable Development Goals to help us combat hunger, poverty, oppression and climate change up to 2030.

However, if we are to reach the UN’s ambitious goals, we need new innovative solutions. To help meet this challenge, the Lundbeck Foundation has provided UNLEASH with funding of DKK 2 million. UNLEASH is a new, global non-profit organisation focusing on creating new sustainable solutions.

One of the organisation’s initiatives is the UNLEASH Innovation Lab, an event which will be held for the first time in Denmark, assembling over 1,000 young people from all over the world at colleges around the country to present their ideas for a sustainable world.

At the end of the event, all of the participants will meet in Aarhus where the project will culminate on 21 August with a grand award ceremony at the Concert Hall and inspiring speeches by world-famous sustainability advocates such as Ashish Thakkar (Mara Group), Bjarke Ingels (BIG), Olafur Eliasson (Studio Olafur Eliasson) and Salman Khan (Khan Academy).

For further details about the initiative visit: www.unleash.org.


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