What Matters Now

YMCAs across the world today are celebrating the birthday of the YMCA Movement.
This is an invitation to National Movements, Local Associations, and Area Organisations to second a staff person
I’ve just spent a week with over 100 young people from more than 60 countries.
World YMCA are excited to announce a brand new cookbook ‘YMCA Around The Table 2’.
The YMCA considers all forms of child abuse to be intolerable
“It was fabulous!” said World YMCA Secretary General, Johan Vilhelm Eltvik. “A fellowship of leaders
One of the aims of the World YMCA Refugee Assistance is the support of local refugee projects.
From Johnny Weissmuller, famous for his performance of Tarzan to Michael Phelps
One Thai person was killed and 30 wounded
Geelong born Judo champion Jake Bensted will get his chance at Olympic glory
Josh Palmer who nearly quit, is living his Olympic dream
Shannon Rollason has coached Jodie Henry to Olympic Gold
We feel deeply for France, we feel deeply for you personally
“The venue for the World Council will be Chiang Mai, Thailand and the theme will be "Youth Empowerment 4 Good".”
Whilst world leaders often come together to discuss solutions to global issues, the views of young people are not necessarily heard.
Report on the earthquake of April, 16 - 2016 in Ecuador
Again news of intolerable suffering has reached us. This time we cry for the victims from Orlando
We are so thrilled with the amazing impact we are seeing from the 2016 World Challenge.
The torrential rains after months of drought has resulted in severe floods
Held each year on June 6th - the YMCAs birthday -the World Challenge
Together with 800 participants of the Peace Boat Spring Voyage we sailed in the North East Asia
Our majors achievements in review
a wildfire encroached upon neighbourhoods and community centres in the Fort McMurray area
After the tragedy occurred in the Andean country, the YMCA of Ecuador was immediately present
We were deeply saddened to hear about two major devastating events that occurred during the weekend.
It was a terrible attack in which many precious lives were lost were lost and huge number of people severely injured
In my life I always thought it was to work and enjoy what I do and here at the YMCA I found that right dimension
Hello! My name's Anastasiya (left) yes, like a princess in the cartoon you have probably watched.
The YMCA movement has received overwhelmingly positive response
Put June 6th in your diary and planner now!
Put June 6th in your diary and planner now!
My life as a young person – my life didn’t really exist until I became empowered to live my life for myself.
My life as a young person – my life didn’t really exist until I became empowered to live my life for myself.
Farewell the outgoing APAY General Secretary, Mr. Kohei Yamada and welcome the incoming APAY GS, Mr. Nam Boo Won.
Today the YMCA stands alongside those impacted by HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day
Alexander Drachuk has been involved in YMCA Belarus since its foundation.
YMCA One Million Voices is the YMCA's first global research programme.
In thoughts and prayers for everyone in France and Lebanon.
The YMCA has conducted the world’s largest research program of young people
After years of intense negotiations the United Nations have reached around a new framework for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Our calling is to keep hope alive in times of despair and persecution,
A YMCA Change Agent reflection on global training
It was, it's fair to say, the opportunity of a lifetime
The photo shows the modern new water tank now installed in the YMCA Nepal building in Kathmandu.
I am delighted to advise that the Guinness organisation has confirmed that the YMCA
Our hearts are heavy with the stories of the terror attacks
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It’s been already a few months since the end of the World Council and this was an unforgettable experience!
It would have been impossible to imagine this moment three years ago. An amazing journey towards youth empowerment.
Frank Kiehne had a very long career in the YMCA, he served as Secretary for Refugees for the World Alliance of YMCAs in the 80's
President Nelson Mandela was a shining light and a moral force, an amazing icon for all of us
He was appointed “Knight in the Order of Orange Nassau”
Being at the UN climate talks can be frustrating, to say the least.
With the passing away of Egon Slopianka the YMCA movement has lost one of its most skilled leaders
Jean-François Reymond former Executive Secretary at the World Alliance of YMCAs died at the age of 94
Another good example of youth empowerment through active participation
The Executive Committee has expressed its vision for the future and so has the meeting of the National General Secretaries. Now the question is: Wha...
We are planning for 1,500 people to come together
Many times I gave up, many times I thought that fighting is not going to make a difference
The theme for this year’s Week of Prayer is “Be the Change ” and it will take place from November 10 to 16.
Dr Pamela Davies, Member of the Executive Committee of the World Alliance of YMCAs will receive the John R. Mott Award.
Watch the video during the opening speech at the YMCA Europe Love 2 Live festival in Prague.
We have shared with our YMCA friends in Kenya and in Pakistan our deeply felt condolences
The World Alliance of YMCAs is delighted to send you more information about the YMCA World Challenge 2014.
A YMCA Change Agent’s First Hand Account of the 2013 Prague Event
Plusone mentoring is a programme developed and delivered by YMCA in Scotland that engages young people aged 8-14 years
During the Love2Live Festival in Prague organized by YMCA Europe, 200 YMCA Change Agents from 72 countries came
Samy is fine, Canadian YMCA friends talked with him yesterday. They also had to make numerous attempts before they could come through.
Ian Green has been hired part time to work with the staff team in Geneva.
Young leaders from Europe and the Middle East met for one more regional training for the new generation of leaders
YMCA’s around the world are giving space to youth in their communities to grow and realize their potential.
YMCA Europe is very well know for the Prague festival. The third one will take place this year from August 4th to 10th 2013.
It gives me great pleasure to greet all of you, thousands of young Europeans, gathered in Prague for the YMCA Love 2 Live festival
It was truly inspiring to receive the news today about the first visit outside the Vatican of Pope Francis.
We invite you to begin your plans to participate from June 29 to July 5, 2014.
Denise was appointed Interim Chief Executive in January after the departure of Ian Green. Her career with YMCA spans more than 25 years
In term of youth work there is such an Alliance informally called the Big 6.
Most organizations develop a strategic plan to lay out the organization’s direction and strategies to move forward.
The World Alliance of YMCAs is delighted to share the news that Peter Posner has been awarded an “O.B.E.”
Being a change agent is to be a person interested in helping others, to know how to change and to continue to maintain an active involvement in chang...
The marginalization and exclusion suffered by indigenous peoples is a disgrace for the whole society in many areas of the world.
He was a member of the Governing Board of the Latin American Confederation of YMCAs, President of the Montevideo YMCA, President of the YMCA Universit...
The YMCA Resource Group on the Environment (YMCA-RGE) invites you to submit your video.
On June 6th the YMCA celebrates one more year of existence. The rich history of our global organization has been written every single day
On the weekend of 17th-19th May, the ICMYO Task Force met in Geneva at the international office of the World Alliance of YMCAs
"A day in Jerusalem” is an innovative programme being implemeted by the East Jerusalem YMCA with the support of the East Jerusalem Ys Men and Women...
Sixteen young people from 9 YMCAs of the Asia and Pacific Alliance recently completed the green ambassadors training in Hong Kong
Those were the words of Rami Shuhaibar, a Change Agent from Palestine, during the Training for Change Agents in Cairo, Egypt.
“This is an important achievement not only for the Members and leadership of the Sierra Leone YMCA but for the World Movement as well."
Abraham Martinez , 1st participant of the new World Alliance staff placement programme, completed his three month experience today.
In April, 2013 NAYDO (North America YMCA Development Organisation) held their annual conference under the theme ‘Bringing People Together’ in Van...
Through a consultative process, YMCA world leaders agreed on Youth Empowerment as the core focus of the YMCAs.
Once again, YMCA leaders have raised the issue of youth employment as a high priority for global action.
“Do you believe you can change the world?” asked Norwegian Minister of International Development, Heikki Holmas to a 300-strong crowd
The World YMCA’s One Million Voices research project with young people aged 15 to 24 is gathering momentum.
The 63rd Executive Committee of the World Alliance of YMCA will take place from 4-7 April, hosted by the East Jerusalem YMCA in Jericho. The Executive...
One leadership training is pretty much like another, right? Not so, would be the answer of the S2C ( From Subject to Citizen)
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