Middlesex University Dubai hosted Juan Pablo Celis Garcia, a youth activist with the UN Association of New York, who offered a series of inspiring talks on the UN and sustainable development to approximately 200 of its students. He was invited by University's Institute of Sustainable Development with the aim of promoting sustainable practices, research and advocacy. He also shared insight into how to engage, and potentially find employment within the UN's network of agencies and affiliates.
Juan Pablo Celis Garcia currently holds the position of youth representative and communications associate with the United Nations Association of New York (UNA-NY) and is an active member of the Civil Society Youth Representatives Steering Committee of the United Nations' Department of Global Communications. Previously, he was the focal point of the Association at the Coalition on Youth Engagement and Public Mobilisation of the UN Secretary-General's Climate Action Summit 2019 and served as Co-Chair of the Youth Subcommittee for the 66th United Nations Civil Society Conference on Education for Global Citizenship in South Korea.