About the Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator
2019 is kicking off with an exciting, innovative, youth-led and multi-partner programme called the Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator!
Goalkeepers is a multiyear campaign dedicated to accelerating progress towards the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. Using powerful stories, data, and partnerships, Goalkeepers highlights progress achieved, holds governments accountable, and brings together a new generation of leaders to address the world’s major challenges.
The launch of the Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator is a direct response to the challenges young people face in accessing sufficient and appropriate resources to meaningfully engage in development decisions and activities that affect their communities.
The Accelerator supports 26 promising youth advocates who are using data in innovative ways to address Global Goals 1-6 -- local development challenges related to poverty, hunger, health and well-being, education, gender equality and water and sanitation.
Goalkeepers advocates at the United Nations General Assembly
Some of the Goalkeepers advocates shared key outcomes, reflections and recommendations during the 2019 UN General Assembly in New York. They suggested ways of ensuring strengthened and more meaningful youth engagement across partnerships, policies and programmes, specifically in the areas of resourcing, health, climate change and technology.
Find out more about the advocates' asks to world leaders, funders and civil society in the Goalkeepers UN General Assembly advocacy brief.
The Steering Committee is a team of youth ensuring constituency voice and representation and setting the strategic direction of the Accelerator.