A global youth-led movement for change

Thinking globally, acting locally

Engaging more than 250 million young people

About

Global Youth Mobilization is a movement of young people taking action to improve their lives now and in a post-COVID-19 world.

Supported by the world’s largest global youth organisations, World Health Organization, and United Nations Foundation, the Global Youth Mobilization aims to address the negative impact of the pandemic on young people and support them to build back better. 

There are an estimated 1.2 billion young people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic response measures. Disruptions to education, employment, services and social support have changed the future of an entire generation. A generation disrupted.

It is more important than ever that governments, policy makers, academics, business leaders and civil society come together to find innovative ways of supporting communities and providing hope to younger generations. Join the mobilization today.

Local solutions

Youth-led local solutions to the pandemic recovery are at the heart of the Global Youth Mobilization. It is essential that structures are put in place to harness the surge of youth-led activism, creative solutions, passion and commitment seen since the start of the pandemic. This is why we are investing more than $2 million in young people: in their ideas, their innovations and their futures. Find out more today!

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Founding partners

National projects

Driving change through the activation of the Big 6 national organizations and networks is a key aspect of the Global Youth Mobilization. Find out more about how the mobilization is supporting and investing in Big 6 national organisations across the world

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

News and impact

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.
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!

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