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Interwoven SDGs: Connecting Gender & Climate Action

By Brynn Hopper

Disclaimer: The views are those of the author's alone and do not represent the views of UNA-Canada.

Image 1: JPC Brynn Hopper

Last week, I presented my final report on gender management to my UNDP Indonesia team and an expert from UN Women. When I finally shut my laptop that evening, I had one of those moments where I couldn’t help but think to myself, how did I get here? Did I just do that? This used to be something I dreamt of as a teenager. I hope in the following blog entry you’ll learn a bit more about my background and my role as a JPC at the United Nations Development Programme in Indonesia.

I received my undergraduate degree in Political Studies from Queen’s University in 2021. This coming fall, I will begin my law degree at the University of Ottawa. In the two years between degrees, I’ve been fortunate enough to explore my interests by interning with the Canadian Centre for The Responsibility to Protect, The NATO Association of Canada, The United States Embassy, and The Office of Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. Through these experiences, I developed a keen interest in human rights, diplomacy, and international law.

As the principal international organ that stands to uphold these principles, working for the United Nations felt like the right next step in my career. My consultancy placement with UNDP Indon