The Young Person’s Guide: Changing the World Edition combines inputs from youth leaders and young people worldwide with expertise coming from 13 partner organizations in the private sector, civil society and international financial institutions.
The guide calls on youth worldwide to take the lead by engaging their friends and families and by mobilizing their communities. It also includes tips for private companies, NGOs and educational institutions to leverage their potential for the greater good and support of the SDGs through volunteering.
Examples range from raising awareness about social protection programmes to helping support poverty alleviation, fundraising for a local school to support children’s education, volunteering in a local refugee camp and organizing trainings for refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants, while tracking your carbon footprint and creating an action plan to support the environment.
This guide doesn’t claim to represent all the activities young people can do to achieve the Global Goals. It works as a guiding tool—an inspiration—to get started and recognise what young people can do to help. Let your creativity soar!
For action on road safety, check out the Youth and Road Safety Action Kit
For road safety, our specific focus lies around Global Goal 3 (Health) and specifically target 3.6 - By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents. We believe young people are part of the road safety solution and not the problem. In 2018, road traffic crashes reamin the biggest killer of young people globally. For more information on how to start action, check out our Youth and Road Safety Action Kit.
The Kit is a great place to start for young people interested in taking action for road safety in their communities. Coupled with this guide, young people can take action for road safety in line with the Global Goals.