Global Youth Forum

Global Youth Forum

Global Youth Forum

Youth at the Forefront of Achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

29 January–9 February 2024
The course is available in English
Key features

Meet a core faculty of development practitioners, social entrepreneurs and civil society change-makers.

Leadership and Career Labs

Shape your career and develop soft skills for sustainable impact.

Project Design Sessions

Design sustainable solutions for the Decade of Action.

Introduction to the Forum

Far from being mere beneficiaries of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, young people feature among the architects of its development and continue to engage with the frameworks and processes that support its implementation, follow-up and review.

As the Decade of Action calls for accelerating sustainable solution pathways to the world’s biggest challenges, it is important to continue including youth in their design and implementation.

This calls on youth eager to pursue an international career to acquire skills necessary to bring about change and to support efforts aimed at helping achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

A United Nations training institution and training arm of the International Labour Organization, the ITCILO invites participants to the 2024 edition of its Global Youth Forum - an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This training activity is part of the INTEGRŌ curriculum.

Who attends this Forum?

The Global Youth Forum welcomes mission-driven undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals interested in pursuing an international career and in developing projects to accelerate SDG achievement.

Learning aims

Over the course of the two-week Global Youth Forum, participants expand their knowledge of:

  • The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and SDG synergies;
  • Youth leadershipengagement, and empowerment to accelerate SDG achievement;
  • Leadership and soft skills for the design, planning, and pursuit of an international career;
  • Fundamentals of project design for SDG impact.
What will I learn?

Plenary Sessions

  • Unpack the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its SDGs;
  • Discover which roles future leaders can play in helping advance the 2030 Agenda;
  • Thread inclusive practices into the design and development of sustainable solution pathways.

Leadership and Career Labs

  • Hone soft skills for the design and pursuit of an international career;
  • Acquire and strengthen teamwork skills to thrive in multicultural settings;
  • Have your voice heard - and create space for the inclusion and support of others, leaving no one behind.

Project Proposal Design Sessions

  • Set the building blocks for the design of a sustainable group project proposal;
  • Test your public speaking and project pitching skills for international development;
  • Brainstorm sustainable solutions and action steps for project implementation.
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Why join?
  • Acquire an in-depth understanding of the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs, discovering how youth can play a role in supporting their achievement;
  • Design and develop a group project proposal for SDGs advancement to be implemented at the local, national, or global level;
  • Expand your network with international development practitioners, key experts and like-minded peers committed to sustainable development;
  • Develop your soft skills to unleash your potential and bring about change.

Participants achieve Forum learning aims with a series of weekly asynchronous tasks completed in groups. Participants completing all required activities unlock an official ITCILO Certificate of Participation in Digital Credentials Format while gaining  access to a 500+ Global Youth Forum Alumni network. 


INTEGRŌ is the global competence development facility for future leaders in the world of work of the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO). Highlighting the ILO’s contributions in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, INTEGRŌ motivates future leaders to leverage synergies that connect Sustainable Development Goal 8 (SDG 8) to all of the other Goals for the benefit of their communities of reference. INTEGRŌ offers a wide range of global competence training opportunities which, while being stand-alone, work in synergy with one another for the formulation of a dynamic, integrated curriculum.

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