World Alliance of Young Men's Christian Associations

Organization's name: World Alliance of Young Men's Christian Associations
Organization's acronym: World YMCA
Headquarters address  
Address: 1 Chemin de Mouille-Galand, 1214 Vernier Geneva

Phone: 41-22-849-5115
Fax: 41-22-849-5100
Web site:
Organization type: Non-governmental organization
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Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Children
  • Climate Change
  • Family
  • Human Rights
  • Justice
  • Social Development
  • Sustainable Development
  • Values
  • Women
  • Youth

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Capacity building
  • Education and training of women
  • Human rights of women
  • Indigenous women
  • Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women
  • Men and boys
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • Service provision
  • The girl child
  • Trafficking in women and girls
  • Violence against women
  • Women and HIV/AIDS
  • Women and armed conflict
  • Women and health
  • Women and poverty
  • Women and the economy
  • Women and the environment
  • Women in power and decision-making

Social Development:
  • Social policy
  • Youth

Sustainable Development:
  • Climate change
  • Education
  • Gender equality
  • Health
Geographic scope: International
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
Year established (YYYY): 1844
Year of registration (YYYY): 1947
Organizational structure: The World Alliance of YMCAs is a confederation of 124 national YMCA movements. The national movements, meeting as the World Council, are the international decision-making body of the world YMCA Movement.
Funding structure:
  • Membership fees or dues
  • Product sales and business services
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources

Additional Information

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