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Global Youth Action Network

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Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Economic and Social:
  • Children
  • Climate Change
  • Governance
  • Human Rights
  • Information
  • Social Development
  • Sustainable Development
  • Volunteerism
  • Youth

  • Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • The girl child
  • Women and HIV/AIDS
  • Women in power and decision-making

  • Sustainable Development:
  • Climate change
  • Education
  • Poverty
  • Sustainable development in a globalizing world
  • Geographic scope: International
    Mission statement:
    Year established:
    Year of registration: 2005
    Organizational structure: The Global Youth Action Network (GYAN) is 501c3, not-for-profit organization, launched in 1996 and registered in the state of New York, USA. National chapters are registered in Mexico and Ghana. GYAN is affiliated to the United Nations Department of Public Information and holds Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC).
    Number and type of members: Any organization that is youth-led, youth-serving or youth-friendly and which does not promote hatred or violence can become a member of GYAN. Currently there are 1147 member organizations (http://www.youthlink.org/gyanv5/memberlist.htm).
    Funding structure:
  • Fees for education and training services
  • Fees for providing consulting or research services
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Foreign and international grants
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