On October 24 and 25, 2020, the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) and global partners hosted the virtual edition of the 2nd World Youth Conference on Kindness centred on the theme Kindness for Co-existence: ‘Learning to Live Together’, in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the UN and to reaffirm the central role of empathy, compassion, and kindness to achieve the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Conference provided global youth leaders and policymakers with an innovative, and engaging platform to discover innovative pathways for achieving the SDGs, build the social and emotional capacities of youth, and enhance the momentum for a new UN International Day of Kindness for Humanity to give us all an established day to celebrate the power of kindness that underlies our societies and recognize the potential it holds to drive us towards a sustainable future. Leslee was welcomed warmly as a panellist to join other speakers such as Ms. Toorpakai Wazir in a discussion about youth and kindness. You can read a summary of the event here or watch Leslee’s panel discussion again here.
Leslee was also a part of a twitter chat with UNESCO MGIEP where their audience sent in questions about Filmmaking, social change and Think Equal. You can read the discussion here.