Local New Brunswicker among Eight Canadian Youth Traveling to New York for UN Summit

September 24, 2015, Fredericton, NB – Local New Brunswicker, Stephanie McAnany will join eight young leaders from across Canada travelling to New York City this week to attend the United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development.

McAnany will be joining the Pope, President Obama and 191 other world leaders as they gather in New York at the United Nations and commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve three remarkable things over the next 15 years: End extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change.

In recognition of the important role of youth in shaping a sustainable future, the UN has officially requested youth delegations from member countries. To meet the UN’s request, provincial and regional councils for international cooperation across Canada came together to form The Inter-Council Network Youth Delegation to the UN Summit, of which McAnany is the Atlantic delegate.

The Inter-Council Network Youth Delegation to the UN Summit is made up of young representatives of Canadian civil society who are all under the age of 29. From Whitehorse, Fredericton, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Regina, and Edmonton, these youth are passionate about representing Canadian civil society on the world stage.

“The global goals for development are going to be tackled by all countries, for all countries. Canada will be held accountable to these goals, just the same as any other country. It is paramount that Canadian youth voices are present at this meeting,” says Stephanie McAnany, “we have a responsibility as Canadians and as global citizens to take the bold steps needed to shift the world onto a resilient path, and the reality is that we can do better.”

McAnany is the Membership and Program Officer for the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation and the Atlantic representative on the youth delegation travelling to New York.

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Media Contact:
Janelle Frail, Communications Coordinator
Atlantic Council for International Cooperation
T: 902-431-2311 E: janelle@acic-caci.org
W : www.acic-caci.org

For interviews while at the UN Conference (Sept. 24-27) and afterwards:
Stephanie McAnany, Membership and Program Officer
Atlantic Council for International Cooperation
E : stephanie@acic-caci.org C: 506-260-4107