The UNESCO Global Youth Community (GYC) is an inclusive platform, run by youth and for youth. It aims to provide a space that fosters youth-to-youth collaboration and intergenerational learning, and increases the visibility of action and work of young change-makers.
This initiative emerged during the 11th UNESCO Youth Forum. 75 young people, from all regions of the world, leading ground-breaking change in their countries and communities in UNESCO’s domains, gathered to discuss the best strategies to improve Youth Engagement with UNESCO and beyond.
Meaningful Engagement of Youth
Encourage and facilitate meaningful engagement of young people in the development and implementation of UNESCO projects and programmes.
Emerge as an independent learning community by and for young people across the globe to co-learn, co-design and co-implement projects and programmes related to UNESCO’s fields of competence, in a safe, flexible and inclusive space.
UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015. Political and economic arrangements of governments are not enough to secure the lasting and sincere support of the peoples. Peace must be founded upon dialogue and mutual understanding. Peace must be built upon the intellectual and moral solidarity of humanity. I... read more
Five reasons to join the GYC
Individuals, aged 18-35, and youth-led organizations – implementing their initiatives within UNESCO’s fields of competence. To be part of the GYC, fill in the Expression of Interest form below. A special Youth Committee will evaluate each application for future members to be part of the platform.
For more details, visit UNESCO website.