Youth and Sustainability

This year's GDMUN brings together the newest actor on the international scene and a crucial factor in the world's development: Youth and Sustainability.

Sustainability and sustainable development is defined by the World Commission on Environment and Development (UNWCED) as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs", through practices that support ecological, human and economic vitality. It is therefore fitting that the ones more affected by today's problems are the most engaged to solve them.

Today, there are 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10-24. Nearly a quarter of the world's population, made out of critical thinkers and innovators challenging the system and offering ingenious alternatives, of communicators far more connected to each other than the previous generations, of change-makers leading the way in local and bigger levels.

As they are the ones most affected by today's issues, the youth is a driving force and an indispensable actor in the fight to save their future and establish a sustainable way of living. It is crucial to involve them in the decision-making for tomorrow's world, their world.