A global youth-led movement for change

Thinking globally, acting locally

Engaging more than 250 million young people

POWERING CHANGE: YOUNG PEOPLE LEADING THE COVID-19 RESPONSE AND RECOVERY

In February 2022, GYM launched a new impact report, “Powering Change: Young People Leading the COVID-19 Response and Recovery”, to highlight the reach and investment in young people globally to date.

The report, which includes case studies of global youth-led projects, highlights a series of policy recommendations for multinational agencies and institutions, governments, policymakers and corporations to address and prioritise the needs of young people and future generations.

News and Impact

GENEVA, 13 May 2022. Today CEOs and youth leaders from the Big Six Youth Organizations met with leaders from the World Health Organization (WHO) to discuss the role of young people in leading COVID-19 response and recovery efforts and agree on a ground-breaking strategic partnership and collaboration of engaging young people in future health related crises.
Want to support young people to overcome the impact of the COVID19 pandemic? Got experience in grant management, programme development and big ideas for how to generate change? The Global Youth Mobilization (GYM) is hiring a Senior Programme Manager to join our core project team. See below all the details – apply by Sunday 15 May 2022!
GYM Welcomes New Local Solutions Youth Panellists! As decision making by young people for young people is at the heart of the Global Youth Mobilization (GYM), we are happy to announce that we have selected a new group of youth panellists in February 2022.

Our reach

The Global Youth Mobilization has projects running in nearly 80 countries. Find out where they are and see how young people are taking action to improve their lives and the lives of their communities now and in a post COVID-19 word.

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The challenge

A year of education disruption – schools for more than 168 million children globally have been closed

83% of young people say their mental health was affected or severely affected as a result of the pandemic

1 in 6 young people have become unemployed since the beginning of the crisis

86% of young people are worried about their future