Designed to facilitate youth involvement in global movements for justice and sustainability, our programs train and organize youth to engage as a team at UN conferences and other movement moments. Since our establishment in 2004, we have sent over 600 young people to conferences on climate change, sustainable development, social development, women, and biological diversity. SustainUS delegates work with hundreds of young people from across the globe to advocate for robust environmental and social policies.
Participants of our programs engage in hands-on learning about advocacy and action while working with youth from around the world. From crafting effective media strategies and publishing op-eds to developing rapid-response actions and lobbying government officials, the skills that delegates learn are valuable and long-lasting. SustainUS equips its delegates with the capacity to be effective leaders to push for justice and sustainability at these movement moments and back home in their communities.
There has never been a more important time to take a stand and raise our voices on the world stage. Today, as we look to the future, we find hope in our ability to inspire, equip, and empower young leaders at the forefront of our global fights for justice.