On August 23, 2021, Harmony Liu, a tenth grade student of
Long Island High School in New York, USA
wrote to the Outreach Department of the United Nations Department of
Global Communications. In the letter, she expressed her
concerns about the current global public ecological crisis
and the issue of sustainable development for all mankind
in the future.
She said in the letter that we are enjoying the welfare
brought to us by industrial civilization, and at the same
time, it has caused serious ecological damage to our only
home on earth for survival.
The global climate change that has occurred in recent years
, Ocean pollution, as for the new coronary pneumonia that is
currently circulating around the world, all are the
vigilance that nature has brought to mankind. In the letter,
she specifically mentioned the issue of Japan’s nuclear
waste water being discharged into the sea.
the United Nations could call on experts in related fields
around the world to jointly find a reasonable nuclear waste
water treatment plan for Japan, so that this global world is
related to the sustainable development of all mankind.
The huge potential ecological crisis and even the survival
crisis have been reasonably resolved. She hopes that all
mankind can increase the awareness of ecological protection
and ecological crisis, and while realizing the progress of
human civilization, it also pays attention to harmony with
nature; not only must pay attention to the current economic
development, but also take into account the sustainable
development of the future generations of mankind. ; It is
necessary to consider the current gains and losses, but also
to consider the foundation that human beings depend on for
survival and livelihood, and leave to future generations a
blue planet that can develop sustainably.
On August 27, 2021, Maher Nasser, Deputy Director of
the Outreach Department of the United Nations Department of
on behalf of Melissa Fleming, the United Nations
for Global Communications,
wrote back to Harmony Liu, and highly appreciated his
commitment in the letter of August 23 To realize the
sustainable thinking and concepts of all mankind,
the letter replied:
"Seeing that young people like you are committed to
achieving the goal of sustainable development for all
mankind, and are committed to improving all mankind’s
exposure to 2019 new crown pneumonia, ocean pollution,
climate change, etc.
Examples of human public ecological crisis awareness are always
It expresses the overall awareness, sense of concern, and
sense of responsibility that the United Nations Global
Communications Department has shown for the new generation
of young people to pay close attention to the sustainable
development of human beings. Recognition and expectations.
"Like" this outstanding contemporary teenager who continues
the community with a shared future for mankind and
In his reply, Maher Nasser not only praised Harmony Liu's
letter on August 23, but also expressed his ardent
expectations for their youth group, hoping that they can
continue to pay more attention to other public and social
issues related to global development in a broader and more
(Such as global food issues, virtual learning methods for
young people, growth environment and mental health issues,
etc.), participate in relevant discussions and practices,
and continue to make efforts for them.
He said that in addition to the Secretary-General’s Office
of the Special Envoy for Youth (OSGEY), which can provide
several opportunities for relevant youth organizations to
express their initiatives, the Department of Global
Communications also provides several opportunities for youth
to participate in the discussion of social issues.
At the end of the month, organize an on-site discussion event to discuss
the current issues faced by young people such as online
learning, diversity, mental health, social welfare, and
growth environment; secondly, a youth-led civil society
activity is planned to be held in November.
Colleagues in the civil society department are happy to
share the details of how to participate with this young
student who aims to actively pay attention to social issues,
and is interested in seeking solutions and active
participation; finally, she was invited to participate in a
civil society organization also sponsored The "round table
talks", a series of youth-led discussions to promote youth
participation in dialogue and solutions around the food
The high school student Harmony Liu's attention to public
social issues and the example of his reply to the United
Nations reflect the sense of social responsibility of
contemporary young people, and the society's attention and
affirmation of cultivating young people to pay attention to
and participate in social issues.
Young people are the main force in the construction of the
future society and the hope for future development.
Cultivating young people's attention to and participation in
social and public issues is a social issue that should
arouse our extensive attention. First of all, the level of
social attention, social participation awareness, and
ability of young people to develop determines their
perspective on social issues.
At the same time, it also determines how they will focus on
society and society when they become the main force in
building society in the future. Find the problem, how to
face the problem, and solve the problem in this way.
Secondly, young people’s attention to and participation in
social and public issues can be cultivated from an early
age, and even self-awakened and actively practiced in the
process of studying and studying.
This is a social responsibility and self-growth ability that
does not distinguish between social groups and the original
environment. Finally, cultivating young people’s ability to
pay attention to and participate in social and public issues
requires every family to practice self-affirmation and a
strong sense of social responsibility, self-awareness and
active practice of young people, and the government or civil
society groups actively provide opportunities for
participation in the "Trinitarian" society Responsible
I hope that more and more young people can actively pay attention to and
participate in the discussion and resolution of social