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In Peru, Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Consumption

One YouthActionNet® fellow in Peru has mobilized her community to clean up their marine environment.

Sustainable Clothing: Lessons from Chile

While criticism of the garment industry's social and environmental costs persists, Felipe Cortés Bravo is one young leader offering a solution.

We Can’t Reach These 4 SDGs without Livelihoods for Youth

Strong new evidence underscores the necessity of increasing investment in youth economic opportunity. The recently released International Labour Organization (ILO) World Employment and Social Outlook for Youth 2016 report shows youth unemployment on the rise. According to the ILO, a lower than expected global growth rate, the lowest in developing countries in more than a decade, will leave an addition half million young people unemployed. The report points out that at least four United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will be reached much more easily if young people are employed in stable jobs.

What Does Sustainability Mean to the World's Young People?

For young people around the world, the term 'sustainability' doesn't just apply to the environment.