Dear excellencies, friends and colleagues,
First, I would like to thank all speakers and panelists for the enlighting speeches.
My name is Roy Wang. I’m a young singer and actor from China, the country that hosts 278 million young people, and the second largest youth population in the world.
Until yesterday , I only saw the UN building on TV. so, this is the very first time that I am honored to participate in the youth forum to raise my voice.
I’m grateful for this unique opportunity. I was fortunate to work with the United Nations China sub-group on use to advocate for the image 2030 Campaign, which aims at encouraging the young generation in China to reflect and think about the world we want to see in 2030, the year the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are expected be achieved.
This campaign, meaningfully engaged a large number of young people, including millions of left-behind children, and other marginalized young people, and provided them with an opportunity to express their views and share their imagination to inspire our world.
I submitted a cartoon-drawing project. My passion for 2030 is that every young person can access good quality education, girls have the same potential to achieve amazing things as boys.
With the support from many young people across the country, the campaign, which has been running for a few months since October 26th, recorded over 500 million views online. Inspired by the campaign, understanding SDGs has become a fashion among the young people.
Dear excellencies, friends, and colleagues, taking this opportunity, both as a leader and a young person myself, I want to reassure you of Chinese young people’s motivation to advance and realize SDGs wherever you are. I truly believe that our youth power can influence the world we live in, and hope that our determination can make a difference.
Thank you very much.