Finland: YouTuber Mmiisas compiled a letter of young people’s wishes for the year 2030

NordenBladet — The YouTuber’s second video on sustainable development compares the thoughts of young people from near and far, and tells how Finland promotes the goals of the 2030 Agenda abroad.

Followers of Miisa’s social media channels discussed inequality and climate change, in particular.The video’s release on 20 November coincides with Children’s Rights Day, one of the well-known milestones of UN cooperation. The Sustainable Development Goals are also a historic achievement for the world organisation: in 2015 a plan, encompassing all countries, on what kind of future we aim to achieve by the year 2030 was drawn up.

In cooperation with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, YouTuber Mmiisas — alias Miisa Rotola-Pukkila — asked the followers of her social media channels in September what their wishes for the world’s future would be. In her video released today, she talks about the answers she received. Wishes for the future presented by young people from Nepal, Ethiopia and Tanzania are also heard.Similar wishes in Finland and around the worldOf the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, emphasis was placed on reducing inequalities, climate actions and other environmental goals, and on gender equality.

“It was interesting that young people who live on the other side of the world raised very many of the same themes as my own followers in Finland,” Miisa says.

“Admittedly, the scale is different. In Finland, global warming can be seen as mild winters, while a young Nepali man wrote that they are experiencing more natural disasters, such as floods or landslides.”

Finland promotes the 2030 Agenda goals through development cooperation

The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals aim to eradicate poverty and safeguard wellbeing in an environmentally sustainable manner. It concerns all of the world’s countries and obligates them to promote sustainable development both nationally and globally. Finland promotes the UN goals abroad especially through development cooperation.


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