Unlock the Power of Intergenerational Action

The SDG Summit
Curtain Raiser 2023

13 September 2023

9:00-11:00am ET

Calling All Young Leaders to Shape Our Future

The SDG Summit Curtain Raiser organized by the UN Foundation aims to set the stage for the SDG Summit in September 2023. This event is all about unlocking intergenerational power to work with and for young people, the changemakers of today and tomorrow, to influence the course of global action towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Amplifying Youth Voices, Envisioning a Sustainable Future

The SDG Summit Curtain Raiser is not just an event. It’s a platform for young innovators to voice their ambitions, launch their solutions for accelerating progress on the SDGs, and begin preparing for the future in the lead up to the 2024 Summit of the Future.

With over 2,500 young people mobilized through the Big Brainstorm and Engine Room, we believe that young people are not just the leaders of tomorrow, they’re leading today.

Ready to Shape the Future?

It’s a chance to share your perspectives and ideas with influential policymakers, and young champions as they take the world stage at the SDG Summit. It’s an early preview into the SDG Summit program, and the opportunity to speak your truth and make an impact.By joining us at the SDG Summit Curtain Raiser, you’re stepping into a role of global significance. You’ll become part of a collective movement to shape the discourse at the 2023 SDG Summit, highlight the importance of youth leadership and innovation, and pave the way for sustained progress towards the SDGs and the Summit of the Future.

Join the SDG Summit Curtain Raiser and step into the role of changemaker. Let’s shape the future together.

Secure your free ticket today, and let your voice be heard.

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We hit the ground running with a quick welcome and a snapshot of the exciting lineup.


The Big Picture

A keynote speaker who’s made waves in sustainable development will set the stage. Get ready to be inspired!


Gearing up for the 2023 SDG Summit

What can we expect from the upcoming SDG Summit? We’ll dive into the Summit’s game plan for driving action towards the 2030 Agenda with a leading UN champion.


Young Voices, Big Ideas

Hear from young people on their expectations for the 2023 SDG Summit and their innovative solutions to speed up the 2030 Agenda.


Artistic Performance


Power Panel I – Mobilizing for Future SDG Action

In this fireside chat, we are moving beyond just talk as we delve into the youth-led action plan for accelerating the SDGs and preparing for the 2100 Agenda process.


Power Panel II – Bridging the Generation Gap for SDGs

Our final chat emphasizes the power of collaboration across generations. Get ready for a call to action that will leave you inspired to make a difference.


Call to Action

We’ll close out the event with key takeaways and an inspiring call to action.



Special Guests

HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein

HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein

United Nations Messenger of Peace

Deja Foxx

Deja Foxx

Activist & Founder of Gen Z Girl Gang

Temilade Salami

Temilade Salami

Executive Director, EcoChampions

Enioluwa Adeoluwa

Enioluwa Adeoluwa

EU-Africa Ambassador, Writer, Director and Communications Specialist

Ineza Umuhoza Grace

Ineza Umuhoza Grace

Global Advocate & CEO of the Green Protector

Jerome Foster II

Jerome Foster II

Founder, WaicUp & White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council Member

Oscar Molander

Oscar Molander

Sweden’s UN Youth Delegate on Human Rights

Casey Harden

Casey Harden

General Secretary, World YWCA

Pepita Mwanga

Pepita Mwanga


Luisa Neubauer

Luisa Neubauer

Climate Activist



Indigenous Activist & Communicator

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