Unstoppable Together – Global Youth Mobilization

Final Report Launch and Celebration Virtual Events

Join us in February 2023, for the Global Youth Mobilization (GYM) virtual events celebrating 2 years of youth-led global action and the launch of our final impact report, highlighting our reach and investment in young people globally since our start in December 2020.

Hosted by the Big Six youth organizations, supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Foundation (UNF), we will launch our final impact report looking back at the initiative’s youth-led COVID-19 response and recovery during the main virtual event on 15 February 2023. The final impact report will serve as a follow up to the GYM interim impact report, «Powering Change: Young People Leading COVID-19 Response and Recovery», launched in February 2022, which highlighted the first operational partnership of the Big Six and opportunities for global youth development. 

The main virtual event on 15 February 2023 will showcase the impact of youth-led solutions, reflect on the Big Six and wider partnership model, and discuss lessons learned to inform global youth financing models.

The main virtual event will be followed by a youth-led solutions project showcase, sharing insights from the young people leading activities addressing the negative effects of the pandemic from National Projects, Local Solutions and the Accelerator Programme across the four thematic areas:

  • COVID-19 Prevention, Vaccines and Combatting Misinformation
  • Mental and Physical Health
  • Education Disruption and Employability
  • Gender Inequality and Combatting Domestic and Gender-Based Violence

On 11 February 2023, in the lead up to the main and project showcase virtual events, the young people that drive the GYM will host a youth-led roundtable discussion, to share experiences, discuss the importance of youth-led advocacy, amplify youth voices, and provide an opportunity to enable connections across the 500+ young people directly awarded and engaged through the GYM.

To register and learn more about the upcoming GYM celebration virtual events, visit — https://globalyouthmobilization.org/unstoppable-together-celebrating-2-years-of-youth-led-global-action/

Latest news

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.