Organized on July 9 2021, the virtual side event introduced a Youth SDG Dashboard to the public and sparked dialogue on youth-led, data-driven advocacy for SDG accountability. The event was presented by the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth in partnership with the UN Office of Information, Communication, and Technology (OICT) alongside a Sweden-based software company, Qlik.
The Youth SDG Dashboard is a data visualization platform that enables youth to navigate all 17 SDGs and their indicators, and to track the specific indicators that relate to youth under various SDG targets. After introducing the Youth SDG Dashboard, the speakers also supported the Youth2030 report's calls for a system-wide youth marker system. The Youth2030 report calls for making institutional arrangements for coherent delivery of the first-ever youth strategy, specifically requesting transparent resources and tracking results for youth.