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Global Youth Action Network / TakingITGlobal

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Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Educational Services, International, Promotion of International Understanding, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Our mission is to facilitate youth participation and intergenerational partnership in global decision-making; to support collaboration among diverse youth organizations; and to provide tools, resources, and recognition for positive youth action.

Programs: Educating and providing accessible information, capacity building and networking opportunities to young people and youth based projects: global youth action network strengthens the capacity of young social change makers through our e-courses, webinars and partnerships with international conferences focused on leadership development and leveraging the power of web tools for social change. Also, global youth action network distributes information about united nations activities to its members and network through blogs, newsletters, publications and printed materials.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

The Global Youth has been a window to professional opportunities, as a GYAN Mexico member staff I had been able to combine my local efforts with international echo through: attending two delegations COP16 and CSD19, being E-teacher in Sprout and linking with lots of youth nets :)


Rating: 5

The Global Youth Action Network provides an opportunity for youth to participate in many international conferences, to make their voice heard. As part of GYAN Mexico we also rise awareness about MDG´s , Climate Change &youth . Our local impact has reached more than 40000 young people since our foundation.