Already as a little girl, Frida Lind decided that she wanted to get involved in making the world a better place. Now, she is combining her studies for a Masters degree in global development with chairing the Malmö United Nations Association, lecturing on behalf of the United Nations Association of Sweden and acting as a correspondent for the United Nations Youth Association Network. She was also one of the participants at the #FirstGeneration Global Goals Forum. Frida is a true multitasking inspiration.

“There are many different fields to explore in cooperation and in dialogue. But what could be better than to start from the beginning and to aim for the future?” said Sweden’s Ambassador to Egypt Charlotta Sparre during a First Generation event in Cairo. “The beginning of course being childhood, and the future being the young generation”.

You cannot fail to notice that Lucas Moura Máximo is passionate about inspiring others. He works with huge commitment to create an inclusive society and involve young people in important decision-making processes. He is convinced that the key to sustainable development lies with young people’s engagement. Brazilian Lucas Moura Máximo is an inspiration and was one of the prize winners at the #FirstGeneration Global Goals Forum.

As a marine biologist and communications officer, she wants to pursue issues to do with human and climate impacts on our oceans, but also the oceans’ significance to people and the climate. She hopes to use science communication to influence decision-makers and society to take greater responsibility for our oceans. Meet Isabell Stenson, one of the participants at the #FirstGeneration Global Goals Forum

Congratulations Pedro Vemba Cidade, one of the recipients of the 2016 #FirstGeneration award for inspiring young people to achieve the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

The first #FirstGeneration year has come to an end.

Pravah Purohit, a student at the Indian Instititute of Management in Rothak, has been named the winner of the #FirstGeneration essay competition initiated by the Embassy of Sweden in India.