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
We have come to the end of our competition “GYV SDGs Cup” and we are happy to announce the winner: Samuel Teah Wantoe with his story on environmental preservation in Liberia. We would also like to take a minute to thank everyone who has taken part in the competition and contributed to the realization and success of this project.
A special “thank you” goes to our sponsor RadiciGroup, that has supported us for the third year in a row in making the sustainability project a reality. We thank all the youths that have taken the time to submit their applications for showing us concrete examples of commitment in the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals. We thank our readers because, with their engagement, they allowed the stories in competition to gain more and more visibility. Last but not least, we want to thank ourselves for the passion, the perseverance and the creativity with which we consistently put ourselves out there to bring awareness within the young generations on how important it is to take action for the realization of a more sustainable world.
Before we say goodbye, we want to share with you, who are the true reason of our success, the incredible results achieved: hundreds of submissions received from all continents; hundreds of thousands of millennials reached through posts, videos and articles. For its positive impact, GYV SDGs Cup was awarded amongst the most innovative projects by the competition “Youth in Action for Sustainable Development Goals”, supported by important foundations and companies, such as Microsoft.
However, this is not a goodbye; it’s a see you soon with a new project, and we hope you will keep following us, numerous as always!
Sustainability Project Lead
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.
Age: Applicants must be below the age of 30.
Content: only initiatives that aim clearly at reaching one or more UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Deadline: Applications will be accepted between February 9th and May 11th 2018. Evaluations will be examined on a rolling bases so we encourage early submissions. To apply, please complete the form below.
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.
Decent work and productive employment are key elements to reduce hunger and poverty, as well as to bring peace to the world.
Additional efforts are essential in ensuring progress toward not only SDG7 but also climate mitigation. SDG7 and SDG13 are indeed closely related.
Clean water access and safe sanitation facilities are basic human needs and they are essential for human health, wellbeing and prosperity.
“By denying women equal rights, we deny half the population a chance to live life at its fullest. It is a tremendous waste of the world’s human potential”.
Education is not just a fundamental human right, but also an indispensable opportunity to achieve self-realization, sustainable economic development and gender equality.
Steps should be taken to reduce the gap between developed and poor countries. Substantial differences between the world’s nations persist.
A world with zero hunger could have a positive impact on our health, education, equality and social development.
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.