The International Youth Council (IYC) is a not-for-profit, Civil Society Organization founded at the UN Youth Assembly in 2007 dedicated to giving young people across the world a collective voice and a mechanism to support global sustainable development.
The IYC creates leadership opportunities which will include providing leadership at a national level to implement projects based on SDGs, access to international conferences, policy discussions, events, and positions of influence at the UN and other development-oriented agencies and non-profits. The objective of these opportunities is to empower youth leaders and help propel youth voices into the global dialogue.
To build a global forum and platform where all young people can develop a unified voice and take collective action toward social, economic, and environmental progress.
To provide educational resources, leadership opportunities, and a global network to support young people in developing entrepreneurial projects and campaigns to address global issues while supporting sustainable development on a local, regional, and international level.
The IYC provides leadership training with an entrepreneurial spirit. By raising awareness and promoting the best practices through workshops and training programs that enhance key skills,the International Youth Council focuses on creating a new generation of capable organizational leaders with a renewed outlook on world affairs. The International Youth Council facilitates intercultural dialogue and promotes effective networking between young leaders who will build and nurture relationships, and share experiences that encourage collective learning, mutual respect, and peaceful coexistence.