A Philippine youth organization won the People’s Choice award in the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Action Campaign held last month at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany.

The 2030 Youth Force in the Philippines (YFPH) – a community of youth advocating for the achievement of the SDGs in collaboration with various sectors – was also one of three finalists in the Mobilizers category, where 2,000 applications from 142 countries were chosen for all seven categories.

The 17 SDGs aim to eradicate poverty, protect the environment, promote economic growth, and uphold peace, justice and strong institutions.

Winning the Visualizer award was Safecity of India; Storyteller – Humans and Climate Change Stories, Switzerland; Creative – Make Art/Stop AIDS: Youth Art and Global Health Center Africa, Malawi; Connector – The plastic bank by @IBM – #Haiti, #Philippines and #USA; Campaigner – “A White Dress Doesn’t Cover The Rape” by Abaad, Lebanon; Includer – Transforming Lives Make Senses For Everyone by Paralympic Games; Mobilizer – "Follow The Money" by Abuja, Nigeria.

About UN SDGs

In 2015, 193 member-states of the United Nations, including the Philippines, adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals.

These goals build on the successes and misses of the preceding Millennium Development Goals or MDGs (2000 to 2015). These new 17 goals, also covered by the 2030 Agenda alongside the Paris Climate Agreement, aim to eradicate poverty, protect the environment, promote economic growth, and uphold peace, justice and strong institutions, all through a multi-sectoral approach that calls for collaboration and partnerships.

The SDGs have been incorporated in the Philippine Development Plan 2017 to 2022 and would pave the way for the achievement of Ambisyon Natin 2040.

Interested parties may fill up the membership form at https://tinyurl.com/2030YFPHMembership.