At the closing ceremony of the just concluded UNITED NATIONS 2017 SUMMER YOUTH ASSEMBLY which took place on the 12th of August, 2017 at the United Nations (UN) headquarters Conference building in Manhattan, New York city, OJO ROLAND OLUWAPELUMI – a 600 level Medicine and Surgery student of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria – was called upon by the Resolution Project Team and announced the winner of the Resolution Fellow Award on the Social Ventures Challenge (SVC) following rigorous presentations and levels scaling among hundreds of participating students and youths present at the conference with wonderful different ideas and projects to impact lives across the world in line with the Sustainable development Goals (SDG).
The Youth Assembly is an annual forum, started since 2002, and a unique platform for fostering dialogue and generating partnerships between exceptional youths, civil society, the private sector and the United Nations to empower future leaders. This year’s summer youth assembly – themed “SOCIETY FOR ALL: Equity and Inclusion for a Sustainable Future” – had about 1,000 delegates in attendance and created different learning, training and investment opportunities to participants such as coding sessions by Microsoft, innovative technology sessions by Wikipedia, World Bank Group sessions and many more.
Aside the Resolution for SVC won by the University of Lagos medical student for the project named “SAFER HANDS” – an initiative in line with SDG 3 to medically and socially reach out to the grassroots and ensure an healthy future for all, especially the younger generation – other featured awards opportunities include outstanding youth delegates, peer mentorship.
The Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (FAMSA) congratulates our fellow, who has represented both his school and also our association well at such great international assembly.