The Youth Working Group.


We are a collective of leaders under 26 who have set out to advance social progress in the U.S. and abroad. We run projects that engage young people in various paths to progress, from peace building to sustainable development.




The Youth Working Group mission is to engage youth in the work of the U.S. National Commission to UNESCO while simultaneously empowering youth to lead therein. Formed as a working body of the U.S. National Commission, YWG and its members have played pivotal roles in strengthening the recognized value add of UNESCO and the work of the Commission. 


Our History.

The Youth Working Group began when Secretary Hillary Clinton appointed the first youth commissioner to the National Commission to UNESCO.

Since then, the Youth Working Group has assembled a task force of exceptional young leaders from across the United States. The group has developed inspired projects such as Global Hangouts, which convenes high energy youth to have conversations and share knowledge about social change, as well as live events bringing together leaders in the public sector and inspiring young change makers.

Since then, the group has focused on being a resources for the many entities within the National Commission in engaging youth and identifying inspiring youth lead endeavors to be elevated through the work of the National Commission. Learn more about our members here.