2015 Sustainability: Balancing People, Planet, & Profit


In 2015, the conference topic was Sustainability: Balancing People, Planet and Profit. The Millennium Development Goals, which targeted extreme poverty, health, and education in developing countries are coming to an end in 2015. The newest set of targets, the Sustainable Development Goals, build upon their predecessors and provide the framework for further improvements. As countries gather at the United Nations to reevaluate the MDGs and agree upon the new SDGs, it is the perfect time to explore what a sustainable future looks like and what is currently being done to achieve it. The 2015 UNIS-UN international student conference will examine sustainability in terms of its three interrelated components: the development of our society, the growth of the economies and the impact on the environment. We seek to explore topics such as climate justice, gender equality, and resilient cities, and to uncover how they are all key parts of fostering sustainable development on all levels. Through diverse speakers and open dialogue discussions we hope to engage young minds in the importance and possibilities of designing our sustainable and promising future.

Working Paper 2015

Visiting Schools

Belgium European School Mol, European School of Brussels 3
Chile Santiago College
China Chengdu Huaying Consulting & Service Co., Ltd., Huanggang Middle School Guangzhou Campus, Shanghai Foreign Language School Affiliated to SISU, Shanghai No.1 Experimental School Affiliated To SISU
Denmark Birkerod Gymnasium, HF & IB
Ethiopia International Community School Addis Ababa
Finland Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu
Germany Nelson Mandela School / State International School Berlin, AKG Bensheim, Alfred-Wegener-Schule, Galileo Gymnasium, Phorms School
India The Cathedral & John Connon School
Japan Kagoshima Joho, Yokohama Higashi High School, Haguro High School, Yokohama Shogyo High School, Yamate Gakuin High School
Puerto Rico Nuestra Escuela, Commonwealth-Parkville School
Spain Frederic Mistral Tècnic Eulàlia
Switzerland Institut Florimont
USA Hunter College High School, French American International School, RAZI School, Avenues: The World School, The Calhoun School, High School of Economics & Finance, High School for Environmental Studies, High School for Environmental Studies, Garden School, Bronx High Schol of Science, Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, NYC Lab School
United Kingdom Mulberry School for Girls