In 1996, Youth Venture was launched with the vision that everyone in society could take initiative and address social needs, rather than looking to the elite few who lead today. With so many more people taking initiative, imagine how many more problems we could solve! Youth Venture inspires and invests in teams of young people to design and launch their own lasting social ventures, enabling them to have this transformative experience of leading positive social change.
The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP) is a non profit organization dedicated to Cultural and Historic Preservation. We seek to educate the community, foster an awareness of our nation's history and instill pride in Pakistani citizens about their heritage.
CAP has focused its attention on the tradition of oral story-telling in Pakistan, emphasizing the importance of such narratives in a dialogue on national identity. Our organization has three main goals: to preserve and provide access to the archive, to build and support educational programs, and to develop educational products based on the testimonies collected.
Global Changemakers was founded in 2007 when six young activists, brought together by the British Council, were invited to lend the ‘voice of youth’ to the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum. Since then, the network has grown to a community of over 730 Changemakers in 121 countries world-wide. The mission of the programme is to empower youth to catalyse positive social change. It has expanded since its inception, and is now built on three pillars: Learning, Doing and Advocacy.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) has created a series of World Student Conferences (WSC) to bring together IB Diploma Programme (DP) and IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC) students from around the world to experience what it really means to “think globally”. At these conferences students will be exposed to a mix of cultures and form new friendships as they explore ways to make our world a better, more peaceful place.
The WSYA selects and promotes best practice in e-Content and technological creativity, demonstrates young people’s potential to create outstanding digital contents and serves as a platform for people from all UN member states to work together in the efforts to reduce poverty and hunger, and to tackle ill-health, gender inequality, lack of education, lack of access to clean water and environmental degradation. WSYA is therefore both, a showcase to the world for young designers, technologists and e-Content creators as well as a contribution on a global scale to addressing poverty, protecting the environment, sharing knowledge and empowering young people.
The WSYA is organised as a follow up activity of the World Summit on Information Society and its action plan towards the year 2015. The Youth Award is being organised by the World Summit Award Network for the sixth time after 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. It is promoted in all UN member states through the networks of the World Summit Award (WSA) the UN Global Alliance for ICT, other participating UN Organisations and Agencies such as UNESCO and UNIDO, governments and NGOs, youth organisations, and all those committed to making a real difference in the achievement of the MDGs.
The WSYA Team is based at the International Centre for New Media(ICNM), an independent non-profit organisation in Salzburg, Austria.
YSA (YOUTH SERVICE AMERICA) improves communities by increasing the number and the diversity of young people, ages 5-25, serving in substantive roles.Founded in 1986, YSA supports a global culture of engaged youth committed to a lifetime of service, learning, leadership, and achievement.The impact of YSA’s work through service and service-learning is measured in student achievement, workplace readiness, and healthy communities.
The World Assembly of Youth (WAY) is the international coordinating body of national youth councils and organisations. The full members of WAY are national youth councils. WAY has 120 member organisations from all continents.
Founded in 1949, WAY has general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and works in close cooperation with several UN agencies including UNAIDS, UNEP, ILO UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO.
WAY works for promotion of youth and youth organisations in programme areas such as: youth employment, environment, human rights, democracy, population, health, drugs, community development and leadership training.
HYLF is a youth-led funding mechanism that provides small grants and technical assistance to youth-led HIV initiatives focused on young people most affected by HIV. HYLF facilitates the sharing of knowledge gained through its grantees with the broader HIV movement and conducts advocacy for a more effective response. HYLF is an innovative partnership effort between global HIV networks, donors and youth-led organizations.
The Global Issues Network (GIN) empowers young people to collaborate locally, regionally and globally to create solutions for global issues. Each year, thousands of students worldwide engage in GIN-related activities. Any middle/high school aged student is welcome to join.
Present in over 110 countries and territories and with over 60,000 members, AIESEC is the world’s largest youth-run organization. Focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development, AIESEC offers young people the opportunity to be global citizens, to change the world. And to get experience and skills that matter today.
TakingITGlobal's mission is to empower youth to understand and act on the world's greatest challenges. We use the power of online community to facilitate global education, social entrepreneurship, and civic engagement for millions of youth worldwide. Founded in 1999, our award-winning www.tigweb.org is the leading social network for global citizenship, bringing together over 400,000 members with more than 22,000 non-profit organizations across 13 languages. Our TIGed program serves over 2,400 schools in 129 countries with professional development, engaging lesson plans, and collaborative global projects.
What’s Up Youth “WupY”, a World Summit Youth Award 2010 Winner as one of the best e-content working on achieving the MDGs, is one of the thousands non-profit portal offering youth around the world with a variety of free and practical services and relevant information in one click on opportunities for trainings, scholarships, and capacity building. Our youth-led portal, which was created in 20 September 2008 by a group of youth from the Middle East and North Africa, has today approximately 50,000 followers all over the world.