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Fostering Global Citizenship

Why this goal?

Individual actions and networks are no longer limited by traditional boundaries. We are a Global Family, with the Sustainable Development Goals representing an international commitment to transforming our world. Responding to this challenge is not a task exclusive to any one geography, population or sector. It is the responsibility of us all.

GOAL NextGen

GOAL's Global Citizenship Education Programme

NextGen Schools

GOAL's Global Citizenship team works with primary schools across Ireland.

Our Global Citizenship Education workshops, resources and programmes explore how global justice issues interlink with children’s daily lives, challenge stereotypes and encourage critical thinking.

NextGen Youth

GOAL's NextGen Youth programme brings young people together from all over the world to deepen their understanding of Global Citizenship. 

The programme helps to support a generation of young people who are passionate about a fairer and more sustainable future. 


X-Change from GOAL Next Gen aims to connect people all over the world through creativity, arts and conversations. To explore how, together, we can be a catalyst for change.

Working with 7 creatives around the world, GOAL NextGen bring you 'Spark,' an empowering song with accompanying art piece and documentary.

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Challenging Stereotypes. Encouraging independent thinking

Through our Global Citizenship programme, we aim to empower a generation of Global Citizens to critically reflect on and better understand how our world is interconnected.

Through education, engagement and skills training we want to ensure that children, young people and adults believe that a fairer, more equal, and sustainable world is possible. A world where the UN Sustainable Development Goals can be realised.

Fostering Global Citizenship


Empowering the next generation

We're committed to strengthening our engagement with the general public and society leaders, with the aim of empowering people to understand and act in accordance with a fairer and more sustainable future for all.

Using the evidence and insights of our work and by amplifying the voices of the communities with whom we work, we seek to enhance the knowledge, attitudes, values and skills of young people, students, teachers, leaders and duty-bearers on the role they can play in addressing the causes and consequences of poverty and inequality.

GOAL Discussion papers

Working across 13 countries, we use insights from our programmes to amplify the voices of the vulnerable communities we work with.

GOAL produces position and discussion papers highlighting key issues and opportunities to strengthen national and international policies and systems. This advocacy work helps to ensure the communities we support can live more resilient lives in a more equal, fair and sustainable world.

GOAL Zimbabwe staff holds placards as part of their awareness campaign on the rising incidences of Gender-Based Violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages

GOAL is signatory to the Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages.

The Code of Conduct’s guiding principles stipulate that choices of images and messages will be made based on the paramount principles of: Respect for the dignity of the people concerned; Belief in the equality of all people; Acceptance of the need to promote fairness, solidarity and justice.


Code of Good Practice for Development Education

GOAL is a member of the Code of Good Practice for Development Education. Members of this Code commit to strengthening their Development Education practice through an annual self-assessment process.