Youth & The Global Goals
In December 2015, AIESEC’s young global leaders and representatives from its 126 countries and territories gathered at the United Nations Headquarters to promote and drive youth participation in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by creating Youth 4 Global Goals initiative. Youth 4 Global Goals is an AIESEC Initiative through which we aim to mobilize youth towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Our initiative aims to educate youth about the SDGs and provide practical volunteering opportunities to unleash their potential while being an active world citizen.
55% of youth are not aware of the Sustainable Development Goals, according to YouthSpeak Survey. By running advocacy campaigns we aim to reach every young person to know about the 17 goals and their impact by 2030.
We help young people to understand their role and contribution to achieve the Goals. We do it through YouthSpeak Forums on global, national and local levels which engage delegates in creating solutions to contribute to the SDGs.
We provide volunteering opportunities globally and locally to contribute to a cause you believe in. Annually, we facilitate 40.000 volunteering experiences in more 120+ countries and territories that contribute to the SDGs.
Act for Responsible Consumption!
How will you contribute to reducing food waste? Through AIESEC, we are working on many new initiatives together with Electrolux Food Foundation and Worldchefs to support it! We launched the Food Heroes toolkit ánd opened a lot of new voluntary projects all over the world for December-February 2019. Will you take action?
The second Youth 4 Global Goals: The Series sponsored by PwC presenting Youth taking actions for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals all over the world! Follow the stories of 9 volunteers, in 9 countries, with 1 common purpose: Acting for the Sustainable Development Goals
Learn about the Goals
Adopted by the 193 countries, 17 Global Goals aim to end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030. With over 1.8 billion young people globally, we have an active role to play. Start by learning about the Goals and how they impact your life.
Young Person’s Guide: Changing the World Edition
Created by youth for youth, The Young Person’s Guide is comprised of daily actions and projects young people can make to impact the Sustainable Development Goals, in an attempt to change the world one action at a time. It offers a glimpse into the core of each of the Global Goals, a set of recommended actions, and encouragement to involve friends, family, and the local community. The Guide also includes instructions for businesses, non-profits, and educational institutions on how to use this guide to engage their people.
Want to hear more about the SDGs from business, government and NGO leaders? You have a chance to co-create solutions towards the most important issues in your local community by participating in one of our YouthSpeak Forums around the world.