Final Impact Report
Unstoppable Together: Celebrating 2 Years of Youth-led Global Acton
Launched on 27 March 2023, the Global Youth Mobilization (GYM) final impact report “Unstoppable Together: Celebrating 2 Years of Youth -led Global Action, ” highlights the reach and impact of the Big Six partnership and investment in youth-led solutions over the last two years.
Funded by the World Health Organization and United Nations Foundation, through the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, the GYM has directly invested $5 million to support youth-led solutions across more than 125 countries to date.
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Unstoppable Together Highlight Video
Celebrating 2 years of youth-led action, this highlight video takes a look back at the impact of youth-led solutions and the Big Six partnership that make the Global Youth Mobilization.
YOUNG PEOPLE REACHED
Young people engaged
NUMBER OF PROJECTS
Number of projects
In more than 125 countries across the world, the GYM has engaged and directly invested in young people, informal groups, youth-led organizations and national organizations of the Big Six.
The final report represents the success of the Big Six’s collaboration and partnership on a global scale and the demonstrated power of youth-led decision-making on the allocation of funding, and the importance of implementing new and accessible funding opportunities for young people.
Commenting on the report, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, said:
“WHO is proud to support the Global Youth Mobilization to engage, empower and equip young people as a driving force in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “This unique initiative demonstrates the catalytic potential of a youth-led model for leadership, decision-making and localized solutions. WHO remains committed to continuing to work with the Global Youth Mobilization and we encourage other partners to join the next phase of the initiative and invest in the health and well-being of future generations.”
As part of the Global Youth Mobilization’s (GYM) celebration of its activities over the last two years, the young people that drive the GYM, will co-created a joint youth statement to highlight the importance youth-led decision-making, advocacy and continued investment in youth-led solutions in the global development sector.
Messages of support:
Congratulatory Messages from global leaders
- Dr Najat Maalla M’jid, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children
- H.E Fazna Ahmed, First Lady of the Republic of Maldives, Chief Guide of Maldives Girl Guides Association
- YABhg Dato’ Seri Dr Wan Azizah Binti, Spouse of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, President of Girl Guides Association Malaysia. Also former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
- YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri, Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Malaysia.
- YB Hannah Yeoh Tseou Suan, Minister of Youth and Sports, Malaysia
GYM Board Representatives Message
To launch the Unstoppable Together Final Report the GYM Board Representatives recorded a message of support, marking 2 years of the youth-led solutions to the pandemic.