Launched in 2015, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Youth is the global youth division of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). It is a new initiative to amplify the tremendous energy and capabilities of youth in generating broader buy-in for the Sustainable Development Goals by mobilizing resources and building capacity to empower action.

Through education and global cooperation, SDSN Youth provides a global platform to advocate for change and offer solutions for achieving the SDGs. We work alongside policymakers and receives assistance from field experts.

The global reach of the SDSN, with its strong links to universities from around the world, provides a unique opportunity to effectively involve youth in the post-2015 agenda.

    The five objectives of SDSN Youth are:

    1. Monitor constituencies of young people with capacity to mobilise to achieve the SDGs.

    2. Educate young people about the SDGs and encourage them to prioritize their implementation.

    3. Integrate concerns and views of young people into the pathways for achieving the SDGs.

    4. Provide a platform for young people from different communities to connect and share ideas and experiences that address the challenges of sustainable development.

    5. Support and celebrate projects that are aimed towards achieving the SDGs.

    Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

    SDSN Youth is committed to supporting the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, focusing on the following areas:

    1. Outreach to youth communities and youth organizations around the world, with the goal of raising awareness about the role of data for sustainable development and the importance of impact measurement;

    2. Capacity building for data and impact measurement among youth organizations working to achieve the SDGs; and,

    3. Advocacy and collaboration with academia, local governments all relevant stakeholders to promote use of data for sustainable development and inclusion of young people in measurement efforts, consistent with the SDGs and the indicator framework.