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Paving the way for the first sustainable generation!

On the 15th May the YMP is co-hosting an event at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington together with the Worldwatch Institute and SustainUS, under the heading “Paving the way for the first sustainable generation”. How can we empower young people with the confidence, skills and knowledge they need to build a smarter and more sustainable world? Some tools and networks as well as a policy perspective on these questions will be presented at the seminar.

Download an invitation (PDF)


Gearing up for Rio +20!

Preparations for Rio +20 are in full swing at the YMP office. Three YMP students from Sao Paolo in Brazil have been invited to join the Unesco high-level panel on Education for Sustainable Development on the 21st of June.

Rio +20


YMP students from European countries are invited to nominate their YMP project work to the U4energy challenge!

U4energy is an exciting opportunity for schools, teachers and students in Europe to learn about energy while performing short and long-term actions to reduce their daily energy consumption. For schools already involved in energy saving initiatives this is a great opportunity to be rewarded for the important work they are already doing. There are three competition categories and a special award category aimed at all schools (from pre-school to secondary level) in all 27 EU member states, Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Competition entries can be submitted in any of the European Union languages until 16.5.2012.

The best competition entries will be rewarded with monetary prizes and a trip to the European Award Ceremony which will be held in November 2012 in Brussels.

Find out more at

Any question? Contact the U4energy team at

YMP students invited to Stockholm +40!

We are pleased to announce that 10 YMP students, with the most successful project works, have been selected and invited to take part in the Stockholm +40 conference. Students are from Argentina, Canada, China, Turkey and Sweden.

On 23-25 April 2012, the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs will be hosting an international conference, Stockholm+40 - Partnership Forum for Sustainable Development, to commemorate the first UN Conference on the Human Environment held in Stockholm in 1972.

Best regards,

The YMP Team

Stockholm +40


The new Young Masters Programme (YMP) website is now open!

We are delighted to announce the launch of the GoYMP website. We are now welcoming students and teachers to join us and register to start the course. The new look GoYMP website is a substantial update on the former YMP, but it maintains our high standards of teaching and providing a quality education to students about sustainable development. As a token of our appreciation, the first 5000 new registered users will be awarded with the “YMP Pioneer Award”.

The GoYMP website is designed specifically for students by making the online aspect of the work fun and interactive. Features include social networking through a story board and message inbox, a global classroom to meet other students from around the world, and the chance to offer and receive feedback on other student’s assignments in order to learn through peer-review. Students proceed forward through missions, earning points and going to new levels along the way, meanwhile stepping off-line to undertake sustainable development tasks in their local communities.

To enhance the YMP experience, we are continuously open to the feedback and contributions from our users. So, please don’t hesitate to share your suggestions and ideas with us at: Also, the beta-version of the website is fully operational, but changes and improvements will be done during the coming months, so please bear with us. If for some reason you find an error, or bug, please follow the instructions on this link:

We hope that you will like the new website and we are looking forward to further developing it in cooperation with you.

See you at!

Best regards,

The YMP Team


YMP website open for registration

On May 23, the new YMP website was successfully launched at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The new website will make it possible for many more students and teachers to take part in YMP – still free of charge for everyone worldwide.

Video clips from the event at UNESCO are available at the below links.
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10

For further information please contact:

The YMP in a nutshell
The Young Masters Programme on sustainable development, YMP, is a global web-based education and learning network. It is open for school students between the ages of 16-18 years and their teachers from all over the world. And it is free of charge. So far, more than 20 000 students from over 110 countries have completed the YMP.