GOLD 2020

LAU New York Headquarters & Academic Center

The Outreach & Civic Engagement Department (OCE) is organizing the Annual Global Outreach & Leadership Development (GOLD 2020) Conference under the theme of GIVE: Global Initiative for Volunteering & Engaging in support of SDGs.

The Sustainable Development Goals’ Agenda for 2030 is adopted by all UN member states to provide a shared framework for peace and prosperity. The 17 SDGs contain 169 targets covering a broad spectrum of sustainable development issues. These universal goals, known as Global Goals, are a call for action to end poverty, ensure prosperity, protect the planet and instill peace.

The 2020 GOLD conference will provide tools for its participants to enhance their understanding of the SDGs and to engage in support of these global goals. Through the United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology/Analytics, Partnerships & Innovation Section, OCE will channel the ideas and initiatives of its participants to the United Nations and connect the youth through its digital platform. GIVE will allow the youth to have their voices heard. 

Engaging and supporting the SDGs cannot be done without demystifying the United Nations’ system, structure and strategy. All of this will be provided to GOLD’s 2020 participants through a clear-cut training methodology. 

Various United Nations specialized agencies such as United Nations Volunteers, UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, FAO, and other prominent organizations will enrich discussions through both interactive workshops and hands-on experience.

The schedule for the conference will be communicated to the registered participants.

For registration and enquiries, please write to