The ASEAN Youth for SDGs Webinar Series elevated the knowledge and skills of 33 ASEAN youth representatives to effectively contribute to the SDGs, take action, and become SDG leaders in their communities. The ASEAN Youth for SDGs Webinar Series was implemented in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and is funded by the Government of Japan. The ASEAN youth representatives took part in a virtual webinar series under the umbrella of the UNODC’s Education for Justice (E4J) “Southeast Asian Youth Empowerment Dialogue”, focusing on the SDGs, Global Citizenship and SDG Micro-Project Implementation, and an interactive ideation session with group work and group presentations.
At the margins of the Kyoto Crime Congress, the ASEAN youth representatives took part in a virtual side event, connecting them with experts and senior professionals to gain first-hand insights into the Kyoto Crime Congress and to highlight initiatives and projects that put the topics relevant to the Kyoto Crime Congress into practice. Over the course of a three-month period, the youth representatives received guidance to plan an individual SDG Micro-Project that responds to local challenges in their region, particularly challenges related to justice and the rule of law.