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23 March 2019
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Enjoy lunch with us and spend a day building a better future for all.
Participate in workshops specially designed to bring together people from different backgrounds and areas of expertise towards achieving the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Student ticket pricing is available.
We are proud to be partnered with the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs for this event.



The Glendon School of
Public and International Affairs

2275 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M6
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Choose from these streams.

Human Rights

Combating Poverty: From Problems to Solutions

What does it take to eradicate poverty? This is your chance to ask the experts yourself.


Join the UNACTO Human Rights Committee and the Consul General of Pakistan, a Director from the Ontario Public Service and professors from the University of Toronto as they delve into intersectional issues such as housing, transportation and international affairs. Participate in interactive workshops where you will have the opportunity to co-create solutions with one of these esteemed guests.


Defining Our Roadmap to a Sustainable Future

What does a sustainable city look like? Join the UNACTO Environment Committee and design your city of the future!


Our workshop will feature conversations on sustainable building, integrated mobility, waste and consumption, and urban ecological values. Come hear our panel featuring the French and Peruvian consul generals, and participate in two workshop sessions. We'd love to hear from you on how we should evaluate progress in Toronto and develop a roadmap for our sustainable future.

Youth & Education

Women, Diversity and Gender Parity: Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change


What does it take to reflect the needs and viewpoints of women and girls, in resolving barriers to public services and opportunities?


Women and girls must have opportunities to contribute to making real change, and help shape the policies, services and infrastructure that impact their lives.


Come hear from our panel featuring inspiring women both in private and public sectors, who are changing the narratives of what it is to be a woman in the 21st century and participate in two expert-facilitated workshops.

Learn more about this workshop stream.

Special Topics:

UN Observances

Participate in two workshops on the UN Decade for People of African Descent and the UN Year of Indigenous Languages that will tackle key issues these official observances highlight, while celebrating the impact of the people at their focus.


Enjoy thoughtful discussion coupled with a peaceful painting session on the concept of "colourism". Space is very limited.


Author Showcase

Enjoy reading and discussion international affairs and human rights with Canadian authors.

Dr. Shahnaz Shoro

Author of Honour Killings

Thanh Campbell

Author of Orphan 32

Closing Remarks

Sven Spengemann

MP for Mississauga-Lakeshore


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