UN in China celebrates sustainable development campaign ‘Imagine 2030’
By Ge Ning

2017-04-12 22:32 GMT+8

The UN in China's "Imagine 2030 Campaign" for sustainable development has wrapped up in Beijing. Fifteen percent of the world's 1.8 billion young people, aged 10-24, are Chinese. For its "Imagine 2030 Campaign", the UN invited young Chinese people to imagine what the world would look like if one of the UN's 17 development goals was achieved.
More than 300 youths submitted their visions of a more sustainable future. The top 17 works of art were showcased at the campaign's closing ceremony. Pop singer and idol Wang Yuan, from the Chinese band, TF Boys, received a special award for participating in the project and helping to promote the campaign.
The UN's 17 sustainable development goals were approved by UN member nations in September 2015. They aim to resolve social, economic, and environmental problems, and to help nations switch to a more sustainable development path in order to end poverty and hunger and improve health and education around the world.

In an exclusive interview with CGTN’s Wang Hui, the UN's Resident Coordinator in China,  Nicolas Rosellini said it is very important to involve and engage the youths of today since they will be adults in 2030, making them the decision and policy makers. Rosellini also said that they will focus on how China’s experiences can benefit other countries' interns of their own achievement of sustainable development goals.