Since its launch in June 2015, SDSN Youth has:

  • Built a global team of 51 staff working in 21 different countries - including students from Harvard, Oxford, LSE, Monash and Columbia and young professionals working in international development, sustainability and environmental consulting, among others.

  • Increased its membership to 120+ organisations from more than 35 different countries.

  • Launched several global initiatives, including the Solutions Report, Vatican Youth Symposium, Twenty Thirty, Global Schools and Local Pathways, which empower young people in creating solutions for sustainable development.

  • Represented the network on 100+ committees, working groups and panels. Including:

    • UN Working Group on Youth and Peacebuilding

    • UN Policy and Strategy Group

    • Global Partnership on Sustainable Development Data

    • World Urban Campaign

    • UN Major Group on Children and Youth

    • ICYMO 2016 Taskforce

  • Given 200+ presentations and speeches

  • Published 150+ reports, articles and blogs.

  • Formed partnerships with important organisations and individuals, including:

    • Vatican Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS)

    • Project Everyone

    • UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth

    • AIESEC International

    • German Development Agency (GIZ)

    • Mandela Foundation

    • United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)

    • Ashoka International

    • UN Foundation

  • Mentioned in several news outlets, including Huffington Post, The Age, Devex, Impakter and The Observer.

  • Supported and contributed to global projects, including the SDG Index, Deep Decarbonisation Pathways Project and the World Happiness Report, amongst others.

  • Organised the #KnowYourGoals campaign and developed educational materials to promote local discussions of the SDGs. The campaign concluded with approximately 120 events across 44 countries, with more than 15,000 individuals being directly involved.