Youth Member Organisations

Youth Member Organisations

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Members get access to resources such as research and events, be a part of a community with access to hundreds of global experts and academics in sustainable development, and contribute to practical solutions.

Youth Member Organisations


  • The Membership Program is a network of student associations, youth-led and youth-focused organizations and other institutions dedicated to youth empowerment and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Members get access to resources such as research and events, join a community with access to hundreds of global experts and academics in sustainable development, and contribute to practical solutions.

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You lead either a student association, youth-led / youth-focused organizations or other institution dedicated to youth empowerment and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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We're all working towards one goal: shaping a more sustainable future. We believe collaboration is essential to achieving the SDGs.

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Through the Membership Program, you can connect with other organizations at an international scale, and benefit from peer-to-peer learning.

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Applications are open throughout the year, but are processed monthly. Get in touch with your local network coordinator to learn more!

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Global Director Brighton Kaoma to deliver keynote address at the University Global Coalition Annual Gathering 2021

How can we build connections and action for the SDGs? Join our Global Director Brighton and more to discuss at the 2021 UGC Annual Gathering!

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Global Director Brighton Kaoma to speak at the World Humanitarian Forum 2021

Humanitarianism is more than just humanitarian aid. Join our Global Director Brighton to discuss how state, non-state and private actors can solve the challenges we seek to address in humanitarian aid and development.

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Celebrating youth-led climate solutions at the #YouthLead Innovation Festival

This International Youth Day, we join the UN Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth in highlighting young people innovating for a more sustainable world!

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Latin American Solution to a Climate and Health Crisis

On March 27th, the SDG Students Program, an SDSN Youth initiative, hosted its first non-english event for students in Mexico and Latin America.

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Climate Justice as Health Equity - Regional Seminar with Young Professionals

On April 2nd, our student network joined six young health advocates for an interactive discussion on the intersectionality of climate justice and health equity.

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GOALs Live! Social Media for Activism

LIVE NOW: How can we leverage digital and social media for activism, action, and sustainable development?

Join our conversation with Michael Morgan to discuss!

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GOALs Live! with SDG Talks Podcast Hosts

Tune-in to learn how to communicate sustainable development to a global audience!

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GOALs Live! Strategies for Peacebuilding

With Luca Bucken and Victoria Ibiwoye (chaired by Ezra Yego)

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GOALS Live! With Dr. Lisa Dale

We are Live on GOALs with Dr. Lisa Dale!

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Vatican Youth Symposium 2016

On 30-31 October 2016, SDSN Youth assembled young leaders from a variety of disciplines including tech, advocacy, research and policy to the Vatican for a series of interactive workshops to trade knowledge, co-generate ideas and operationalize solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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SDSN Youth Webinar: Youth and Sustainable Development

Former Global Coordinator, Sam Loni interviews Prof. Jeffrey Sachs on the role of youth in sustainable development.

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Meet Our Leaders: The Importance of Addressing Inequality And How To Avoid Political And Social Unrest

SDSN Youth's Muriam Fancy interviews Prof. Joshua Castellino on the importance of addressing inequality and how to avoid political and social unrest

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MY World México Webinar: The role of young people in the implementation and monitoring of the 2030 Agenda

Former Global Coordinator of SDSN Youth, Sam Loni is interviewed by Karol Arámbula.

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Meet our Leaders: Youth In the Climate Movement

SDSN Youth's Sam Loni interviews Patricia Espinosa (Executive Director of UN Climate Change) on the role of youth in climate action.

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SDSN Youth Live! Webinar with Sir Robert Watson

On May 29, SDSN Youth is hosting a LIVE webinar with Sir Robert Watson, former Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), about climate change and biodiversity.

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High Level Webinar on Youth and Sustainable Development in Africa On the International Youth Day 2020 “Youth Engagement for Global Action”

The theme of International Youth Day 2020, “Youth Engagement for Global Action” seeks to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is contributing towards the agenda 2030, 2063 and beyond, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be significantly enhanced.

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2018 Vatican Youth Symposium

The 2018 Vatican Youth Symposium, which was jointly convened by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) and SDSN Youth, brought together youth entrepreneurs, activists, and innovators for training in global development. The theme of the conference, which was Youth Leadership for Integral Human Development: Laudato Si’ and the Sustainable Development Goals, motivated participants to recommit themselves to partnerships for the 2030 Agenda and to their role as youth leaders for a brighter, better future.

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VYS 2017: Young leaders gather in Vatican City to tackle the world’s biggest challenges

Vatican City: On October 14-15, 2017 the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS), in collaboration with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and its Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth), will host the fourth edition of the Vatican Youth Symposium within the headquarters of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Casina Pio in the Vatican City.

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