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.

How can young values-based leadership contribute to sustainable development and achieving the 2030 Agenda? This was one of the questions in focus when inspirational figures from all over the world gathered together with grant-holders from H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Foundation for Young Leadership and representatives of foreign embassies and the public sector to take part in a workshop.

More than 300 engaged young people, teachers, inspirers and representatives of civil society and the business sector gathered on 5 October for the #FirstGeneration Global Goals Forum in Stockholm. Optimism for the future permeated the entire day, which focused on young people and the UN Global Goals.

Follow the #FirstGeneration Global Goals Forum Live from Stockholm!

We are the first generation that can eradicate extreme poverty, laying the foundation for a sustainable future.

For this reason, some twenty inspirers from around the world will meet in the Swedish capital on 5 October. A global network of educators and inspirational figures is now being created to step up the pressure to achieve the UN’s 17 Global Goals.

There is a positive story to be told. Now it is time to celebrate and pass on the engagement of these educators and inspirational figures, which is so needed in the World.