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Nigerian Gender Equality Advocator, Ayodeji Osowobi, Selected As UN SGDs Young Leader

Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, an advocate against rape and the executive founder of Stand Against Rape Initiative has been selected as one of the young leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

She has been recognized by the office of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth (OSGEY) and selected as one of the 17 young leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) class of 2020.

The Young Leaders Initiative, led by the OSGEY, recognizes 17 exceptional young leaders who are driving change to help realize the SDGs and fighting tirelessly to end poverty, combat climate change and reduce inequalities.

Osowobi, had last year won the 2019 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year for her efforts in fighting and advocating against rape and helping the victims get justice.

Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi has been invited to support efforts to engage young people in the realization of their goals by collaborating with the United Nations on strategic opportunities, and through her existing initiatives and networks.

As the UN marks its 75th anniversary during unprecedented times, the 2020 Young Leaders for the SDGs are a clear example of how young people are leading the way in shaping a more sustainable and inclusive future for all. Despite being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, young people around the world continue to demonstrate immense resilience, resourcefulness and leadership in finding innovative solutions to recover better and achieve the SDGs.

These young leaders represent the diverse voices of young people from every region of the world, and are collectively responsible for activating millions of young people in support of the SDGs. This group will come together as a community to support efforts to engage young people in the realization of the SDGs both through strategic opportunities with the UN and through their existing initiatives, platforms and networks.

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