About a year and a half ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals. During this time the initiative Youth4GlobalGoals become one of most powerful movements towards the Sustainable Development Goals. The reach has crossed more than 120 countries and territories around the world.
Youth 4 Global Goals campaign was created to mobilise young people to take action towards the SDGs. It has a set of initiatives aimed to make people aware about the Global Goals, understand them and take action. This campaign has three parts to it:
- Youth Speak Survey: the survey got 162,292 answers until today, engaging people across more than 120 countries. The result is the voice of Millennials giving an opinion about what SDGs they would act upon, what kind of motives and fears they have.
- Youth Speak Forum: an event realized around the world that brings together young and senior leaders to form a space for inspiring conversations and creation of actionable ideas around global issues. In various countries governments and UN agencies have supported the event.
- Youth Speak Projects: considering the insights got in the Survey, AIESEC is running the social projects around SDGs and Millennials needs. This is how a young person gets an opportunity to directly contribute to an issue he or she relates the most to, while developing the leadership potential.
Organizations like Asian Development Bank, PVBLIC Foundation and UN Habitat were the founding partners of the campaign and many more are joining the movement now.
“Ours is the first generation with the potential to end poverty (SDG number 1) – and the last to avoid worst effects of climate change.”
Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General
Fill in the survey and enter the youth speak contest, out of those who fill in the survey and post the snapshot of the thank you page to AIESEC in Estonia Facebook page under the blogpost post as a comment with the hashtags #AIESEinEstonia #Y4GG, 2 people will be selected for free exchange program by AIESEC in ESTONIA.
To learn more about the Youth4GlobalGoals campaign, visit youth4globalgoals.org