Webinar: Global Issues - Local Solutions

Global Issues - Local Solutions
Presentation on how the UN SDGs can be achieved through local community action.

19 August 2020
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join local and international guest speakers for an informative webinar presentation on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We will discuss what the 17 UN SDGs are, why they matter, and how local community organisations contribute towards achieving them.

This event is free, however, to join the online webinar, or to access the recording after the live event, you must register beforehand on our Zoom webinar event page. 


This special event is being held in the spirit of the IFS Conference that was originally scheduled for this time in August 2020 in Sydney, but has been postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19.


The webinar will be presented in four sessions, followed by an opportunity for a Q&A discussion with our guest speakers:

  1. Setting the Scene: The relationship of IFS and the UN (Chris Hanway & Susan Matloff-Nieves)
  2. Presentation: Connecting neighbourhood and community work with the SDGs (Cameron McRae & Sophie Arnold)
  3. Case Studies: Local front-line workers presentation on how they relate their work to the SDGs.
  4. A Call to Action: Invitation for participants to get involved in further activities we are planning in the lead up to next year’s IFS Conference 2021 (Can Yasmut & Brett Martin)


  • Can Yasmut (Host)
    Executive Officer, Local Community Services Association (NSW)
  • Susan Matloff-Nieves
    Deputy Executive Director for Youth and Aging, Goddard Riverside Community Centre (New York, USA)
  • Chris Hanway
    Executive Director, Jacob A Riis Neighbourhood Settlement (New York, USA)
  • Cameron McRae
    Chief Finance Officer, Neighbourhood Houses Victoria (Melbourne, Australia)
  • Sophie Arnold
    Executive Manager, United Nations Association of Australia (Victoria Division)
  • Brett Martin
    Director of Volunteering, United Nations Association of Australia (NSW Division)

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This event is proudly hosted by Local Community Services Association (LCSA) in partnership with the UN Association of Australia (UNAA) - NSW Division and supported by Australian Neighbourhood Houses & Centre Association (ANHCA) and the International Federation of Settlements and Neighbourhood Centres Network (IFS).

8/19/2020 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
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