CUDRR+R’s Ebru Gencer was a panelist at the UN Youth Assembly 2018.
Over the course of three days, February 14-16, 2018, the Youth Assembly brought together 1,200 delegates from nearly 100 different countries around the world in a meaningful dialogue with key players in various industries and sectors. Delegates learned practical skills and gained fresh insights into the global challenges of the 21st century. The conference became a rich platform to highlight the importance of innovation, civic engagement, and collaborative partnerships to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Ebru Gencer spoke to the youth delegates on the current challenges of disasters, climate change, and rapid urbanization and how civil society, including youth organizations can engage to reduce risk and help increase resilience in urban areas.