Submitted by: SustainUS: U.S. Youth for Sustainable Development
Implemented country: United States
Title: Agents of Change youth delegations to international negotiations
SustainUS's Agents of Change program empowers youth in the United States and other countries to advance sustainable development by recruiting, training, and involving them as participants in international negotiations on social, economic, and environmental policy. They promote these issues to family, peers, and community members before and after the negotiations. They work with youth from other nations at the meetings, fostering global youth cooperation and cultural exchange. As a youth-run organization, many delegates build further experience and capacity by becoming leaders of future delegations, ensuring the program has sustained support and renewed enthusiasm. Over 500 have participated already.