11, May, 2022 New Yoek: Introduced by world peaceever foundation, The founders of the Global Youth Communication Association(GYCA)Lei Jin and Ruoxuan Wang, who are both graduate students at Columbia University, held the meeting with Michel Saloff-Coste, the *Executive Director at Future Studies* Institute in Lille Catholic University, Marie-Charlotte STÖHR, founder of InspireChange Corporation(ICC) and two French students Corentin REBOUL and Hugo ROBERT.
InspireChange is a network of companies and universities that wish to cooperate in favor of youth, global issues, and sustainable solutions.
Companies come to sponsor young talents within universities, in their branch of activity, to participate in a training and research program that takes place for a quarter at the United Nations in New York.
On May 2, Marie and Corentin had a dialogue with former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held by the City College of New York. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon suggested that they establish cooperation with the university. They came from France to study universities in New York City's approach to foresight their vision of education in 2030, and their concrete and operational implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs).
The current Secretary-General of the United Nations, Guterres, pointed the great importance to youth participation in the SDGs. In his speeches, Secretary-General Guterres encouraged young people to participate in the international affairs of the United Nations, especially in climate action and the 17 sustainable development goals. The implementation of sustainable development goals plays an active role.
This meeting between GYCA and ICC provides an opportunity to talk about how they implement SDGs in their lives in three different counties: America, China, and France, and how to change and create the future. The application of any SDG requires individual nations to be courageous in confronting difficult questions. It is the beginning of cooperation they are planning for the next meeting and will carry out further collaboration.
The conference was hosted by Columbia graduate student Jin Lei and wrote the press release