The Chief Executive Officers of the world’s largest youth organisations and movements have joined forces to work together, learning and sharing as peers - focused on the positive development of young people around the world.
The Alliance of Youth CEOs consists of the five largest youth movements in the world (YMCA, YWCA, WOSM, WAGGGS and IFRC) and a leading international organisation offering programme for youth development (IAA). Collectively, these organisations reach more than 200 million young people in over 200 countries and territories and are known as the Big Six.
The Alliance of Youth CEOs comprises the Chief Executive Officers. Currently they are:
The Alliance of Youth CEOs first met in 1996 to share programme ideas and strategies concerning key issues facing young people. The group has always maintained an informal structure with no statutes or chairperson, meeting twice a year.
The network has produced a number of publications, many in cooperation with other organisations:
"The Education of Young People. A Statement at the Dawn of the 21st Century"“ (1997)
"National Youth Policies – A working document from the point of view of non-formal education youth organizations: Towards an autonomous supportive, responsible and committed youth" (1999)
"Girls and Young Women in the 21st Century – A Call to Action" (2001)
"Children and Young People participating in Decision-Making" (2005)
"Climate Change – Take Action Now"(2009)