Rotterdam, Netherlands, October 23, 2017 – In partnership with the United Nations Volunteers Programme, AIESEC published the ‘Young Person’s Guide: Changing the World Edition’, today. The guide is present on the Youth4GlobalGoals website, AIESEC’s initiative for leadership development through youth engagement in purposeful and cross-cultural projects designed to impact the Sustainable Development Goals.
Created by young people for young people, The Young Person’s Guide is comprised of daily actions and projects youth can partake to achieve impact through contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals, in an attempt to save the world one action at a time. It offers a glimpse into the core of each of the Global Goals, a set of recommended actions, and encouragement to involve friends, family, and the local community. The Guide also includes instructions for organizations as businesses, non-profits, and educational institutions on how to use this guide to engage their people.
Abdelrahman Ayman, AIESEC’s Global President, stands for peace and justice and believes that a lot of young people around the world have a stand for things they deeply believe in.
“The Young Person’s Guide to Changing the World is a simple call to action urging each of us not only to stand for something but do something about it.” Ayman said.
The guideline falls under AIESEC’s Youth4GlobalGoals initiative that aims to educate more young people about the Sustainable Development Goals and provide volunteering opportunities, amongst other activities, to take actions towards issues they care about.
The guideline was created with the support of representatives from the The Asian Development Bank, Electrolux, JCI, Plan International, PwC, SDSN Youth, Teach for All, TATA Consultancy Services, UN Habitat, U-Report, World Organization of the Scout Movement, World Vision, World Merit, and Project Everyone.
AIESEC is a global organization striving to achieve peace and fulfillment of humankind’s potential by activating leadership qualities in youth through learning from practical experiences in challenging environments. With offices in more than 122 countries and territories, AIESEC is a non-political, independent, not-for-profit organization run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education. Around the world, AIESEC partners with more than 2,600 universities and 8000+ organizations to facilitate professional and personal development experiences for young people across the globe.
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About the Young Person’s Guide: Changing the World Edition
Created by young people for young people, this guide consists of daily actions and projects that you can organize with your friends to help achieve 3 extraordinary things: End extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change. The Guide was created based on ideas of 500 young leaders from 126 countries and territories gathered at the global conference in the Netherlands in February 2017 and an online survey open for young people. Combined with expertise of the 13 organizations from different sectors, these ideas built the Young Person’s Guide to Saving the World.
AIESEC collaborated with UN Volunteers to make this Guide more accessible for young people around the world by translating it to various languages and using it in youth-related advocacy work to raise awareness about the SDGs.
For more information, please contact:
Joaquim Sanvictores, AIESEC, firstname.lastname@example.org