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Summer Academy 2021

Global Youth Leadership Academy


The Global Youth Leadership Academy is empowering youth as global leaders for championing post-pandemic futures and engagement in SDGs.

GYLA is an initiative that aims to connect the global youth and fosters learning and engagement with key global issues. It was established in 2016 by Dr. Liangrong Zu and the umbrella of ILO. Now in 2021, it is one of the most successful international virtual Summer Academies and is now partnering with the M3TRIX Academy.

“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”
- Franklin D. Roosevelt, Former President of the United States



What are your benefits as a student or young professional?

  • Connect with the youth of the world digitally
  • Gain insights into UN systems and international cooperations
  • Acquire skills and knowledge to become a global youth leader
  • Share and contribute to meaningful debates on global issues
  • Bridge Eastern and Western thinking
  • Support businesses with real-life sustainability challenges


The theme of the 2021 Summer Academy is..

Empowering youth as global leaders for championing post-pandemic futures and engagement in SDGs.

You will get in touch with UN Systems, youth empowerment, thought leadership, global mindsets and action competencies combined with a real-life Business Challenge

When does it take place? 

Virtually from 16th to 27th of august 2021.

“All our hopes for a better world rest on young people. Sustainable Development, human, rights, peace and security can only be achieved if we empower these young people as leaders.”
- António Guterres, UN Secretary-General


For more information please contact 

Angelika Salmen (PhD) – our International Manager of GYLA
Phone: +49 174 590 894 7

Or download the brochure here.


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