Sierra Leonean Zipporah Hawa Moriba, renowned executive director, youth leader, SDGs advocate, gender activist, and GenU Youth Ambassador, hosted an electrifying Civil Society Rally today at the United Nations headquarters.
The rally, held near the iconic Peace sculpture, saw an outpouring of enthusiastic young people demanding sustainable actions on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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“We are no longer willing to be passive bystanders; we are intentional about driving change on the SDGs,” Zipporah Hawa Moriba declared during her opening speech. The rally served as a powerful reminder that the voices of young people can no longer be ignored. They demand proactive solutions and meaningful action from both UN member states and other stakeholders.
Zipporah Hawa Moriba highlighted the urgent need for governments, stakeholders, and the international community to change the dynamics and step up their efforts in achieving the SDGs.
“The time for action is now,” Moriba asserted. “We, the young people, represent the majority, and our voices must be heard. We are not here solely for ourselves, but for the 65% of young people worldwide who deserve a better future.”
The Civil Society Rally witnessed a diverse gathering of young activists, volunteers, and advocates who shared a common vision for a more sustainable and equitable world. Chants of solidarity, colorful banners, and passionate speeches resonated throughout the event, capturing the spirit of determination and hope.