In 1996, Youth Venture was launched with the vision that everyone in society could take initiative and address social needs, rather than looking to the elite few who lead today. With so many more people taking initiative, imagine how many more problems we could solve! Youth Venture inspires and invests in teams of young people to design and launch their own lasting social ventures, enabling them to have this transformative experience of leading positive social change.
UN-HABITAT recognises the role of young people in alleviating poverty and regards young people as a major force for a better world. The HABITAT Agenda commits governments and UN-HABITAT to work in partnership with youth and empower them to participate in decision-making in order to improve urban livelihoods and develop sustainable human settlements. The UN-HABITAT Youth Fund was established at the request of member states at the UN-HABITAT Governing Council in April 2007 and officially launched at the 3rd World Urban Youth Forum in November 2008. The fund is currently supporting youth-led projects in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin-America.”
AFAWI aims to empower women and children economically, politically, and socially and to provide a forum for educators, women in leadership positions, youth leaders, and community organizers to discuss issues affecting women and children. Through these efforts, we hope to ensure the socio-economic and human rights for all people to live a dignified life, regardless of where they are from.
Young People We Care (YPWC) is a registered youth-led, non-profit organization that is headquartered in Ghana. The organization is operated by young people (ages 15 - 30) and adult allies working on youth and development related issues worldwide. At YPWC, we are passionate about sustainable development, the realization of the Millennium Development Goals and the promotion of a culture of peace and universal human rights for all.
A new global development agenda has just reached consensus at the UN, setting up plan of action for the next 15 years of transformative change.
Building on the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals, this new framework seeks to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path along the themes of People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership.
With ambitious targets to eradicate poverty, end hunger, achieve gender equality, empower all women and girls, and to heal and secure our planet, we now have a new roadmap for solving the greatest challenges facing our world today.
We would like to connect you to other organisations who are engaging in this monumental world changing work.
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What’s Up Youth “WupY”, a World Summit Youth Award 2010 Winner as one of the best e-content working on achieving the MDGs, is one of the thousands non-profit portal offering youth around the world with a variety of free and practical services and relevant information in one click on opportunities for trainings, scholarships, and capacity building. Our youth-led portal, which was created in 20 September 2008 by a group of youth from the Middle East and North Africa, has today approximately 50,000 followers all over the world.
The Global Issues Network (GIN) empowers young people to collaborate locally, regionally and globally to create solutions for global issues. Each year, thousands of students worldwide engage in GIN-related activities. Any middle/high school aged student is welcome to join.
FeelGood is a youth movement committed to ending world hunger in our lifetime. On college campuses across the US, FeelGood students run non-profit delis specializing in grilled cheese sandwiches. 100% of deli proceeds are invested in organizations sustainably eradicating global hunger. But FeelGood delis are more than a vehicle for raising money. They’re also a place for creative interaction and education – an inviting environment for customers to learn about hunger’s causes, consequences, and solutions.
The WSYA selects and promotes best practice in e-Content and technological creativity, demonstrates young people’s potential to create outstanding digital contents and serves as a platform for people from all UN member states to work together in the efforts to reduce poverty and hunger, and to tackle ill-health, gender inequality, lack of education, lack of access to clean water and environmental degradation. WSYA is therefore both, a showcase to the world for young designers, technologists and e-Content creators as well as a contribution on a global scale to addressing poverty, protecting the environment, sharing knowledge and empowering young people.
The WSYA is organised as a follow up activity of the World Summit on Information Society and its action plan towards the year 2015. The Youth Award is being organised by the World Summit Award Network for the sixth time after 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. It is promoted in all UN member states through the networks of the World Summit Award (WSA) the UN Global Alliance for ICT, other participating UN Organisations and Agencies such as UNESCO and UNIDO, governments and NGOs, youth organisations, and all those committed to making a real difference in the achievement of the MDGs.
The WSYA Team is based at the International Centre for New Media(ICNM), an independent non-profit organisation in Salzburg, Austria.
FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund is a new initiative that funds and strengthens the participation and leadership of young feminist activists globally. The Fund is a collaborative effort between the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), The Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres/Central American Women’s Fund (FCAM) and an experienced group of young feminist activists from different regions of the world.
Generation Waking Up is a global campaign to ignite a generation of young people to bring forth a thriving, just, sustainable world.
YSA (YOUTH SERVICE AMERICA) improves communities by increasing the number and the diversity of young people, ages 5-25, serving in substantive roles.Founded in 1986, YSA supports a global culture of engaged youth committed to a lifetime of service, learning, leadership, and achievement.The impact of YSA’s work through service and service-learning is measured in student achievement, workplace readiness, and healthy communities.