GYM and Big Six at Stockholm+50

Hosted by GYM and the Big Six, join us for this side event, Powering Change: Young People Leading the COVID-19 Response and Recovery, at Stockholm+50. The session will include a panel of young people to showcase youth-led solutions in their communities and will include a discussion with youth policy development practitioners and policy makers on lessons learned since our start in 2020.

Powered by the Big Six Youth Organizations and supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Foundation (UNF), the Global Youth Mobilization (GYM) aims to address the negative impact of the pandemic on young people and support them to build back better.


Kazi Zubair Hossain (Youth Representative, World Organization of the Scout Movement)


Sam Williams (Project Co-Lead, Global Youth Mobilization)


Ninni Ikkala Nyman (Senior Officer for Nature-based Solutions, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies)

Vsevolod Lukashenok (Y Movement Programme Manager, YWCA-YMCA)

Kehkashan Basu (Founder-President, Green Hope Foundation)

Cristina Romanelli (Programme Officer, Biodiversity, Climate Change and Health, WHO)

Juan Pablo Celis Garcia (Youth Programme Coordinator, UNEP)

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The European Commission and the world’s largest youth organizations, the “Big Six”, announced a partnership today to launch the EU Youth Empowerment Fund, to be implemented through the Global Youth Mobilization (GYM). It marks the first anniversary of the Youth Action Plan for EU External Action, the EU’s policy framework for a strategic partnership with young people to build a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable future.
A global movement that funds youth-led community projects across the world is aiming to expand its efforts. Led and implemented by young people across the world, Global Youth Mobilization (GYM) has been operational since December 2020 and already invested in schemes in 125 countries, with young people tackling issues such as the mental health of young people fleeing the war in Ukraine to child victims of sexual abuse in Zambia. Now they are seeking a further $15m over the next three years to expand the initiative.