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UN Youth Envoy Q&A with Stefanie Tornow

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This Q&A formed part of the Youth-Led Solution Summit: Climate Action on Friday 23 October 2020. It is YMCA's new initiative to amplify youth solutions that positively impact local and global sustainability, the development of just and equitable communities, and the well-being of all people.

It was moderated by Stefanie Tornow from Germany, who is currently doing her Masters in Political Science. She has been an integral part of YMCA’s Resource Group on Environment since 2015, as well as YMCA’s UN Advocacy Group. She has attended the United Nations ECOSOC Youth Forum and COP events as part of YMCA’s delegation.

Contributors:

Jayathma Wickramanayake

UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

Appointed as the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth in June 2017 at the age of 26. Originally from Sri Lanka, Jayathma has worked extensively on youth development and participation.

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Stefanie Tornow

Political Science Student, Climate Activist

Currently studying a Masters in Political Science, Stefanie, 24-years-old from Germany, has been an instrumental protagonist in YMCA’s Resource Group on Environment since 2015 and its UN Advocacy Group. She has attended United Nations ECOSOC Forums in New York, and COP events as part of YMCA’s delegation.

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