Thank you so much to all of you for coming. I hope you have a wonderful time. Thank you so much.
Thank you so much for this conversation. I think it was truly extraordinary.
This part is like what you have in the Social Innovation Lab -- to network, to share ideas, to talk about the SDGs, and how we can all cooperate to make them a reality, and a great opportunity also to know each other, and to learn about what each other ...
We have to change our habits, and we have to be conscious of the actions that we’re doing, and how they relate to the SDGs at an individual level. I believe we’re reaching the end of this conversation. Now, we have a little bit of networking.
You mentioned something also very important. You said habits. The usual habits that one can have are extremely important. Sometimes, we don’t think about those, in a way. Governments can help, but we also, I think, need to remember that we have to adapt too as a society.
Are there any specific plans that Taiwan is moving in this direction?
There are 169 targets, too. These are a little bit more specific. That’s where we give a little more particular information on each of them. Let’s focus maybe on the SDG 14 and 15, and technology brought to the implementation phase.
There are two SDGs that we haven’t talked about, and these are the goal 14 and the goal 15. I would like for you to speak personally on those. I’m very interested in knowing exactly...Well, this question is if the goals are too broad, they could be more focused?
One of them this experience, and one is this approach, like, “We are working together, is this a model that really moves the world, and really brings new ideas?” I think that’s really important.
This is fascinating. You say there is this common ground or this common level which all generations, thanks to technology and thanks to the SDGs, can just meet and bring their meaningful experiences.
We also need to take into account this intergenerational dialogue. Maybe you can offer some insights on how important that is to SDG implementation in Taiwan?
The next question is about the aging population. I wanted to ask you about this intergenerational dialogue. We started here saying, “Youth, we are the present and the future.” Of course, this is extremely important, youth empowerment.
There’s one addressing, will Taiwan be able to retain talent compared to other developing countries?
Why should young people go to Taiwan?
I think that’s extremely important, because a lot of times, people are trained theoretically. If they can have the chance, just applying that knowledge and practice. I think it’s extremely important, already what you were saying in high school, that these kids have the chance of applying all that knowledge ...
Particularly here, they’re asking about young Westerners. First of all, we would like to ask you about education in particular. Which initiatives are you going to covering, SDG with them at the primary level, secondary level?
You were talking about the educational component. That’s not that one, the next question, but the question after. We’re talking about goal four, and what are your views on how can one’s knowledge can be world-class, can be an inspiration, and can also be very relevant for others?
...is the ideal state of what technology can do. Curious to learn about your view on the opposite end of what social tech can do.
All right, so, let’s go to...
Therefore making sure that what we are talking about here doesn’t stay here.
Actually, you were talking about hashtags. Do we have a hashtag for this event, an official hashtag? I encourage all of you to tweet, of course. We know we’re the generation of technology, so we should use it.
Oh, here, too. It’s almost like you’re anticipating these quetions.
Definitely, there’s a sort of structure around that, that you also know other people that have the same interest in doing the SDGs. What do you think we can do as New Yorkers?
That’s also one of the key goals today, also, that you meet other people from other fields. You see that there’s these common goals, these common sustainable development goals, which you can incorporate, in which you can share knowledge.
It’s not just at the regional level, but it’s also at the local level. They can have their voice raised.
That should be a big concern of young people. Sometimes, one of the main proposals with youth councils is more access to politics.
Usually, when it’s cities that young people have several careers and access in politics.
That’s specifically for youth, which I think was great, I agree with that. I think the implementation of the SDGs, the 2030 Agenda, it definitely incorporates youth. All the countries are trying to deliver this, incorporating youth. That’s extremely good.
I think we’re experiencing at the SDG implementation a new relevance of youth. This is quite important, because we had the MDGs before. One thing that in which I think the SDGs excels in is involvement in youth, and you talked about these surveys that we’re taking worldwide about what ...
That’s extremely, extremely important. Sometimes, it’s not so well-known that these solutions can be helpful.
Yeah, and also replicating the solution worldwide. It definitely is knowledge sharing, is knowing from each other, learning...
...that you had at the beginning. It doesn’t matter what failures that you might have. Always persevere for that mission. Let’s go to the next one.
We must always focus on that mission, never lose that mission...
What are the other advices that you would give young people here?
Actually, what other advice do you have for young people here, to become social entrepreneurs? One of them don’t be afraid, right? Businesses, you might fail once.
Wonderful. Let’s go to the next one, then. Biggest strength and weakness?
It’s quite important for the effective implementation of the SDGs. Let’s go to some of the audience questions now. Let’s see.
Extremely important. As you can see, the SDGs are relevant for any of the occupations that we have, for any of the backgrounds that we have. One of the keys, I think I’m going to say, is this collaboration with different sectors, and the partnership for the goals, which is ...
Teachers, there we go, education. Very important for SDG 4. There we go, guys. Thank you for it. What else? What other backgrounds we have here?
Do we have anyone in the technology sector? We were talking about technology. OK, some people. Science?
Let’s go a little bit. Let’s see, for instance, who is business here, the business sector? All right, nice. What about law, how many lawyers are out? Good. Do we have any artists? I’m a pianist, so I’m biased up here. OK, good. Wonderful.
So everyone can apply to and aspire to. I think it’s also quite important, first of all, is to know what is the background of some of the people here? Maybe we can address some of the questions that they have for different sectors, and how those can interrelate to ...
Also, you want to be able to use this common language, for everyone?
Are there any priorities for the SDGs?
Truly, cities are laboratories for living experiments. I think that’s quite an important idea. What are the priorities of the SDG implementations for Taiwan in the next years? Are there ones, SDGs that are more urgent? We say that often...
A lot of times, as you just pointed out, the SDG implementation has to happen at all levels, and especially at the local level, community level, and the city level. How can cities play a role in implementations? Of course, those smart cities sometimes helps out. What is the role ...
What efforts are you doing in order to expand the Social Innovation Lab?