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February 20, 2022

Daniel Calarco, a human rights advocate from Brazil, is one of the featured Generation17 Young Leaders. Growing up in the favelas in Rio de Janeiro, Daniel experienced the impact of social inequality every day. When he was a senior in high school, Daniel set out to empower young people by creating International Youth Watch, a youth-led organization that advances opportunities for marginalized communities around the world. Since 2015, the organization has engaged over 6,000 young people using the Global Goals as a guideline, providing them with training that helps them sustain their livelihoods and live in dignity.

Generation17 is an initiative in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) that aims to harness technology to elevate the voices of young leaders around the globe who are working to achieve the Global Goals in now less than 10 years. Established by the United Nations in 2015, the Global Goals—or Sustainable Development Goals—provide a framework to address pressing global challenges, including poverty, inequality, climate change, and peace and justice, to build a better future for all by 2030.

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