We mobilize, articulate and represent the interests or concerns of the youth at different levels of decision-making, working to contribute to the elimination of the structural causes of poverty, to the realization of human rights, to protect the environment and to achieve sustainable patterns of development. These issues are multilayered and complex, we increasingly cooperate across geographical and institutional boundaries to strengthen and improve the impact of our work. We have recognized that national and international policies as well as commercial market forces often undermine sustainable development efforts and limit the ability of people at the grass-roots level from participating in public or private policy decisions that will affect them.