The Millennials Movement is a youth lead civil society organization, based in the Latin American and Caribbean Region, that promoted citizens engagement in the glocal development process of their community, connecting actions and voices in the territories with regional and global processes to achieve sustainable development. Taking this way citizens from a role of beneficiaries to a role of co leaders and change makers in their communities. Our actions are delivered in 16 countries of the Latin American and Caribbean Region through our network of 300+ local and regional allies and currently we serve as the Elected Focal Point for the Children, Adolescents and Youth Group of the Latin American and the Caribbean Civil Society Engagement Mechanism of the 2030 Agenda.
Scouting is the world’s leading educational youth movement founded in 1907 and engaging 54 million young people, adult leaders and volunteers in 224 countries and territories to create a better world where individuals are self-fulfilled and play a constructive role in society. Scouting offers young people a unique non-formal education experience to foster individual and collective action to make a positive change in their communities. As a growing movement, Scouting is deeply embedded in local communities, responding to the diverse needs and aspirations of young people through transformative education, training, and learning opportunities.
Scouts have been active in our communities for over a century, but with the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, we let out a renewed commitment towards grassroots youth-led action for sustainable development through a Scouts for SDGs mobilization initiative. Launched in 2018, Scouts for SDGs is World Scouting’s commitment to make the largest youth-led contribution to the SDGs by mobilizing our 54 million members to complete 4 billion hours of community service for the Goals by 2030.
Since 2005 GCAP has mobilized hundreds of millions of people for poverty eradication and global justice. GCAP is a network of over 11,000 civil society organisations (CSOs) organized in 58 National Coalitions and in constituency groups. Since 25 September 2017, GCAP in cooperation with the UN SDG Action Campaign has initiated the Global Day of Action, which became the week of Action to demand the implementation of the SDGs. GCAP together with 21 civil society partners, organized the first global People’s Assembly in New York on 24-25 September 2019 in parallel with the UN SDG Summit to galvanize the marginalized voices. In September 2020 as part of the Global Week of Action GCAP organizes local and national level virtual People’s Assemblies in at least 25 countries to deliberate policy asks in a bottom-up process during the COVID-19 pandemic – to mobilise for debt relief, universal social protection, vaccine for all and other demands together with marginalized people.
Global Goals Week is a shared commitment of partnership between civil society, business, academia and the UN system to push action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially during the UN General Assembly High-level Week. The Global Goals Week coalition comprises more than 100 different partners from around the world — all united under the common banner of raising SDG ambition during the UN General Assembly High-level Week and beyond. This multi-sectoral voice is a powerful tool in demanding no one is left behind in the sustainable development agenda. Global Goals Week coalition is aligned with and mobilizing alongside the Global Week of Action, to bring the respective coalitions together.
The largest project of Let’s Do It World is World Cleanup Day, which takes place on the third Saturday of each September. On this day, Let’s Do It World engages volunteers and partners worldwide to clean up litter and mismanaged waste from beaches, rivers, forests, and communities. World Cleanup Day on 15 September 2018 had nearly 18 million participants from 157 countries, and on 21 September 2019 united more than 21 million people in cleanup activities in 180 countries. In 2020, the World Cleanup Day took place despite COVID-19 restrictions: more than 11 million people from 166 countries cleaned their communities, either in small groups or individually.
To move towards a waste-free world and survive as humankind we need something we still lack in the world – deep and trustful cooperation between governments, civil society and corporations. Let’s Do It World leaders have become a force that binds together groups, individuals, and organizations that would otherwise never dream of working towards the same goal.
Let’s Do It World believes that change can be achieved by taking action together through positive collaboration. The Let’s Do It World Headquarters are based in Estonia.
Action for Sustainable Development is a global platform supporting civil society and citizen action for the delivery of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. With over 3,000 members around the world (80% in the global South), A4SD has been a key partner of the Global Week of Action since 2018 and aims to engage and amplify citizen action to support implementation and hold leaders to account for the promises they have made. A4SD works in partnership with many other civil society groups to push for greater ambition on the path to a more just and sustainable world, together they have developed shared demands for a just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and will be providing a shared letter and a series of suggested actions for national and local groups to take action in their own countries.