Global Youth Summit (GYS) is a celebration of youth leadership that aims to engage and inspire the world’s future experts. GYS is a space for young people to share their ideas and utilize their diverse skillsets, knowledge, and networks to effectively address persistent problems of today. The 2017 Global Youth Summit was held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on March 3, 2017 with 15,000 young leaders from Philippines and abroad in attendance.

The focus for the Global Youth Summit 2017 was on “Achieving 2030 Sustainable Development Goals through Youth Collaboration, Leadership, and Innovation.” The 2017 topics were selected from the top 5 Global Goals, themes, and issues that impact the world and the youth, which youth of today believe are most relevant (based on a youth poll conducted by GPF with 3,209 respondents):

  1. Quality Education (78%)
  2. No Poverty (54%)
  3. Decent Job and Economic Growth (51%)
  4. Climate Action (49%)
  5. Zero Hunger (43%)