Representing the YMCA Movement at the international level is a key function of the World Alliance of YMCAs. Our aim is to make it easier for the voice of YMCA young people to be heard at the highest levels of policy-making and to create opportunities for new partnerships for our National YMCA Movements.

To this end, the World Alliance of YMCAs builds strategic partnerships with a range of international organisations including ecumenical bodies, UN agencies, and youth networks.