We are not UNESCO. We are independent.
UNESCO is in charge of implementing the UNITED NATIONS Decade of Education for Sustainable Development ESD 2005-2014, globally. Its national offices give official recognition to projects of EXCEPTIONAL VALUE for promoting ESD and Sustainability Learning.
In the frame of the Decade, YL has been awarded quadruple status as Official Project of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014. With special mention of its outstanding quality for nurturing Informal Learning, the high level of Youth Participation, its Innovative Ways of creating Access and Interaction, its global Connectedness, Cooperations and Impacts, its Scalability…”.
We much appreciate this excellent seal of approval of the value of YL as a medium, and its accompanying measures, since it facilitates recognition, communication and cooperation with the sectors of education, youth and civil society worldwide.
The UN Decade and Use of YL in Schools
This fact empowers any caring child, youth, student, educator or parent to connect with us, use YL in class, promote its Teaching Tools to teachers, set up a Positive News Board (wall newspaper display) in school – to make the world’s best knowledge for Sustainable Development available to all students and teachers.
Setting up a Positive News Board, for example, takes only 15 minutes, every one or two weeks. Available daily, it will naturally change the way young people see the world (see Reader Feedback). It will open amazing doors to those eager for change. It enables excellent new learning topics and actions, connecting with avantgarde learning programs and campaigns…
Done right, it will inspire discussion, community-building and action! To the point of launching Local Editions powered by youth – in and out of schools! You can find out more in the Take Action section.
Powerful potentials in the UN Decade
There are several reasons why we believe in connecting especially Young People with the Very Best Change Knowledge that Humankind has to offer.
- Youth feel the bad things in the world.
- Youth’s ethics withstand compromise through mentally fabricated arguments.
- Youth want change, and can dream.
- Youth feel inspiration and enjoy community.
- Young minds are still free to evolve a new, sustainable worldview and lifestyle habits.
- Youth are mentally flexible and have the time to learn.
- Youth have the time to practice action.
- Youth are accessible on huge scale – through the internet and through schools!
- Youth will love to do meaningful stuff at school and so do many educators
Hardly anyone has achieved designing a powerful link into schools. We have. As you browse YL, you will find many ways for connecting into schools, and thereby connecting the young generation on a massive scale.
Since the biggest, easiest and least tapped multiplier space for reaching young people is schools worldwide, we have designed YL Magazine at the crossroads of civil society, sciences, citizenship, youth, media and education. In easy, attractive format to take cutting edge change-making knowledge and action INTO SCHOOLS.
These things should of course be taught in schools! Since this implies an altogether new Learning Culture, the United Nations have launched the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014. It serves to promote ESD in schools, the development of new curricula etc.
We connect the best of positive change into education. That’s awesome!
And we have done everything possible and needed so You & everyone else, can do this, too!
And that – is even better