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Who are we?

We are 21 international private companies. Together, we employ more than 1.5 million people around the globe.  We are already committed to supporting young people by:

  • Offering first job experiences.
  • Running educational programs to help youth develop the necessary skills to increase their chances to find a job.
  • Promoting and supporting young entrepreneurs.

The Context

The Context

According to the International Labour Organization

  • More than 190 million people around the globe are unemployed, out of which 70 million are young people.
  • Young people are 3 times less likely to be employed than adults.
  • It is estimated that over 60% of the children entering primary school today will have jobs that do not exist yet.

We believe that in many cases traditional education, if available, no longer prepares young people for the current and future world of work. Governments need to create the right conditions, but corporations being on the front line are in a unique position to make a contribution in both emerging and developed countries. Together, we can create concrete plans to drive measurable change.

Our Mission

Our mission

The Global Alliance for YOUth is a business-driven movement of like-minded organizations passionate about working together to help young people around the globe get the necessary skills to thrive in the world of work, today and tomorrow.

Our Mission

We are convinced that by mobilizing the business community through a Global Alliance, we can help young people on a larger scale and have a bigger impact than we can individually.

Our Mission

Together, we are committed to providing a better future for younger generations. We want to create bridges between today’s context and tomorrow’s skills needs. To ensure that all youth are future ready.

Our Focus Areas

    • We aim to provide youth with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to work in the 21st century through learning experiences. We do it by leveraging our scale, resources and network to amplify our impact.
    • We support, advocate for and develop educational programs that enable young people to successfully transition from education and training to employment.
    • We support young entrepreneurs and promote the Entrepreneurial Mindset

Our Ambition

Our Ambition

Our Ambition

By 2022 we have the common ambition to impact 6 million young people in order to help them build the employability skills for the future: Digital, Soft Skills, STEM, Career Advice, Entrepreneurship. Together, we will learn from each other, build on successes, amplification and sharing, leverage our networks, help young people to navigate the rapidly and ever changing work environment.