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How do we promote youth action to accelerate progress on #GlobalGoals by 2030?

The Decade of Youth Action is a Friendship Ambassadors initiative created as a response to the United Nations Secretary-General’s call for accelerated solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. The initiative aims to mobilize all sectors of society to engage youth and support youth-led initiatives that advance the Sustainable Development Goals.

We are facing an unprecedented time in our modern history as a global pandemic impacts the world in so many ways. As we work towards the SDGs by 2030, the UN underscored the importance of global solidarity and turning “this crisis into an impetus to achieve the SDGs.”
To guide our work, we have developed an inaugural Declaration of Priorities focusing on three areas – Environmental Sustainability, Human Development, and Peace. The Declaration is an inaugural document shaped by community-wide consultations with the Global Action and Impact Network and YA25 Delegates.

Ways to Get Involved

Watch the kick-off event at the UN Headquarters on March 4th

Witness an important discussion on youth action to accelerate the progress of the Global Goals. This event was organized in cooperation with the UN Department of Global Communications, and took place at the UN Headquarters in New York City.

Share your story using #DecadeofYouthAction

Help us raise awareness and mobilize communities to promote youth action for the SDGs. If you’re involved in a youth-led movement or campaign, share your story on social media and use our hashtag.

Participate in the upcoming session of the Youth Assembly

Join young leaders and changemakers in a unique virtual conference to connect, learn, and take action – wherever you are in the world.