At United Nations, JCI Global Partnership Summit

At the United Nations Headquarters in New York, KIF founders Nia Lyte and Shin Koyamada participated as speakers for the annual JCI (Junior Chamber International) Global Partnership Summit at the conference room 4 on July 24th to 27th, 2018. As a closing keynote speaker, Nia shared her experience and vision for gender equality and global mindset before global leaders. Shin shared the global audience what KIF has accomplished in empowering girls and women through its programs.

JCI a membership-based nonprofit organization of 200,000 young people ages 18 to 40 in 5,000 communities and more than 100 countries around the world. Each JCI Member shares the belief that in order to create lasting positive changes, we must improve ourselves and the world around us. We seek targeted solutions to the unique problems in our communities to build a better world, creating global impact.

The Global Goals for Sustainable Development aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and combat climate change. As UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed points out, gender equality has a role in achieving each of the 17 goals.

The keynotes and working sessions of this year's partnership summit focused not only on Global Goal #5 Gender Equality but also on the role that equality plays in achieving the rest of the goals. Join a group of forward-thinking active citizens in New York City on July 24-27 to explore how young people-working with partners in government, business and civil society-can actively advance gender equality in their home communities in order to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030.