Press invitation

SDG World Tour Kickoff on April 9th in New York City


Historic ship Clipper Stad Amsterdam to sail the world to raise awareness on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.


We kindly invite you to attend a special moment in New York, the kickoff of the SDG World Tour. April 9, 2019. This tour will be kicked off on April 9th aboard the historic three-masted Clipper Stad Amsterdam docked in New York at Chelsea Piers.


The SDG World Tour is an initiative that is created by young people, for young people. The World Tour aims to raise awareness on, and accelerate the progression of, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as formulated by the United Nations. The Clipper Stad Amsterdam will sail to 17 different places around the world, starting in Amsterdam in August 2020 and arriving at the Headquarters of the UN in New York City in September 2022.




10.45    |           Arrival and official opening of the event

Femke Halsema, Mayor of Amsterdam, is going to open the event. The (first

ever) Youth Mayor of Amsterdam, Avianka Aventurin, will be handing over the
official SDG World Tour Flag to Alison Smale, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications at the UN

12.00    |           Lunch bite

12.00    |           SDG World Tour Dialogue #1 – Youth Employment – powered by Randstad

The kickoff will be concluded with the first youth dialogue session on sustainable development goal 8: youth employment. This session is powered by Randstad.

13.30    |           Closing



The SDG World Tour has two founding partners: Randstad and Goldschmeding Foundation. The initiative is endorsed by the City of Amsterdam.



If you are interested, please let know by Monday April 8. If you are not able to attend but

like to know more about the SDG World Tour, please let us know. We will then send you press information and keep you informed about the SDG World Tour.


For more information, please contact: +31639381775 +31623026545.