Global Young Voices’ mission is to give a voice to young people, in order to promote the values of multi-culture, social inclusion and internationality. This new project with our corporate partner RadiciGroup represents for us a way to give special value to our mission. In fact, through this initiative, we want to give visibility to your stories and do our part in raising awareness about the United Nations 17 sustainable development goals among young people. Confident that we will receive many applications, I offer you an additional push to start acting to make a difference:
Sustainability Project Lead
Vote for your favorite here!
The initiative consists in a competition between projects, foundations, non-profit organizations or start-ups (already founded or in the process of being launched) run by young people who aim, through their work, at reaching one or more of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. The winner of the competition will receive a prize of € 1,000 that can be used to finance his or her initiative.
We will screen all submissions along with representatives from RadiciGroup. We will then publish the top 20 initiatives on this webpage by the end of May 2018 and on our social media channels.
From then, our audience will be the judge. Facebook is for Global Young Voices the most successful platform, with more than 60,000 followers. Therefore, the application that receives the most likes (or any other positive emoticons) on Global Young Voices’ Facebook page will be the winner of the competition. Voting will be possible up until September 30th 2018.
Having access to technology, social media and knowledge in general is a great way to share ideas worldwide and foster innovation.
The world is at a critical time in its history, where we are witnessing the highest level of human suffering since World War II.
SDG 15 is about protecting, restoring and promoting a sustainable use of all terrestrial ecosystems, so that we can have a better future.
Oceans are a huge part of our lives, as human beings, and it is our duty to protect them and everything living inside them.
Goal 12 is asking us to reconsider our consumption habits and become more aware of the consequences.
Urban resilience is crucial to avoid human, social and economic losses.
If people keep being excluded from opportunities, services and the chance at a better life, sustainable development will not be achieved.
Technology and innovation are essential to reach industrialization, and industrialization is essential to ultimately lead to development.
Two common barriers to youth employment today are the lack of relevant skills and the absence of access to appropriate financial services for entrepreneurs.
Coming up with clean energy sources is vital for fighting climate change and limiting its most devastating effects.
Water scarcity affects more than 40 percent of the global population and, unfortunately, the number is expected to rise.
35 percent of women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives.
Several initiatives to achieve the second SDG have emerged and youth engagement to end poverty is considerable
The impediment to an education then translates into a lack of access to skills and the impossibility for young women to find a decent job.
In 2013 more than one-third of employed youths in developing regions were poor, with 17.7 percent of them living in extreme poverty.