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What is the Global Youth Summit - GYS?
The Global Youth Summit is the name for UIAA youth events which promote peace and cooperation between countries and protection of the environment.
Read about the exciting 2014 activities and join us!
If your member federation is organising a youth event such as a climbing camp or an ascent of a mountain, a trek or an environmental event in your country, you can be part of the Global Youth Summit! We encourage you to include certain themes and aims in the event programme, such as crag development, local ethics and traditions, improving individual performance, environmental awareness and climbing for peace.
How to be part of the Global Youth Summit?
If you would like to have your event included in the Global Youth Summit, you can also find useful information in the Help for event organisers. Then submit your programme and event application form. We will try to make sure that your event is not at the same time as a similar one on the same continent. We will then announce it on our website calendar. After the event you must write an article for the UIAA website and fill out an event report form.
Torches for peace
As the flame in Beijing was extinguished on August 24, 2008 hundreds of young climbers from around the world lit torches on mountaintops to keep Olympic values alive. Here are the pictures sent to us from UIAA member federations who organised events on this day.
Statement by Adolf Ogi
Adolf Ogi, former UN Special Advisor
GYS annual reports