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As a part of the ‘Water and Climate Dialogue Series’, UNU organised a mini-symposium ‘Youth, Water Security, and the 2030 Agenda’ – with special focus on the ‘Water Security’ agenda and framework proposed by UN Water on August 23, 2017, at UNU INWEH, Canada. Commemorating the International Youth Day (celebrated worldwide August 12, themed, ‘Youth Building Peace’) and dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to science, policy and impact, the young professionals from academic institutions or/and nationalities in Canada, South Korea, Caribbean Islands, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Peru etc…. participated in the event covering topics viz., water-health nexus, water and sustainable development goals, the New Urban agenda, climate change and SIDS (small island developing states), and the challenges of managing shared water systems with focus on the Amazon basin amid others. To summarize, the event provided a platform for youth to create and share their own lens of water security and their vision of water secure world.