(The main language for this program is English)

Global Youth Ministers (GYM) is a newly-launched programme by YLDA which aims at nurturing a group of young elites who have keen interests in global affairs. By giving participants the chance to investigate, negotiate and develop solutions to international issues by representing different countries, GYM aims to raise participants’ civic awareness, enhance their diplomatic skills and uphold the spirit of promoting world peace through understanding and cooperation among cultures.

Apart from attending conference sessions, participants will take part in various types of workshops targeting on different skills, such as proposal writing and presentation skills, which would be particularly fruitful to them. Keynote speakers will be invited to provide participants with opportunity to hear their passion, to be inspired with their individual drive and to be amazed with their stories. There will also be a Cultural Night where the participants could get to know each other better, resulting in a great mix of cultural exchange and fun together.

Founding year: 2011

Organizing unit: Organizing Committee of Global Youth Ministers

Date: January to March

Target: S3 – S7 Secondary Students

    1. To increase students’ awareness to global issues, especially in the aspects of human rights, economic, environment and international relationship.
    2. To develop sense of global citizenship
    3. To raise concerns towards human rights, particularly for children in the developing countries
    4. To provide a channel for students to learn about current issues and socialize with others

Official Website

Sponsoring Organizations

Sponsoring Organization:

  • Environment and Conservation Fund, Environmental Campaign Committee, HKSAR Government (2012)

Supporting Foreign Consulates in Hong Kong:

  • Australian Consulate-General Hong Kong (2012)
  • Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Hong Kong (2011, 2012)
  • Consulate General of the United States, Hong Kong and Macau (2012)

Other Supporting Organizations:

  • Home Affairs Bureau, HKSAR Government (2011, 2012)
  • Commission on Youth, HKSAR Government (2011, 2012)
  • Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education (2011, 2012)
  • The Conservancy Association (2012)
  • Energy Saving and Environment Concern Alliance (2012)
  • Friends of the Earth (2012)
  • World Wide Fund (2012)
  • Department of Politics and Public Administration, The University of Hong Kong (2011)

Guest Speakers

  • Dr. Kenneth Chan, Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University (2011, 2012)
  • Prof. Michael DeGolyer, Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University (2011, 2012)
  • Prof. Kim Jee Young, Department of Sociology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2012)
  • Dr. Roy Valisemy, Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong (2012)
  • Dr. William Yu, Head of Climate Program, WWF-Hong Kong (2011, 2012)
  • Prof. Swati Jhaveri, Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2011)
  • Prof. Wang Yu, Department of Government and Public Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2011)