To create a world in which everybody can lead a truly fulfilled life, due to a universal respect for human rights, the environment and the responsible use of public resources in order to generate sustainability.
- Commitment to a green future
Empowering young leaders since 2020
In June 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of international students met during a virtual Model United Nations (MUN), organized by the ECOSOC NGO Associazione Diplomatici. Towards the end of the program, they swore to materialize their desire to change the world and formed the International Action Group (IAG).
Today, IAG consists of a diverse team of students and professionals from more than fourteen countries across four continents, who collectively speak a dozen languages, and who each bring a variety of different strengths to the success of the organization.
What we do
Every day, IAG creates and produces research-based educational content for its growing digital audience via Instagram, concerning an array of different social, economic and environmental topics. In addition, IAG also organises and hosts various digital campaigns and events to raise awareness about topical issues such as gender-based violence, human rights violations, migration and the global refugee crisis, wildlife protection, democracy, women empowerment and more.
Check out IAG’s Instagram account @IAGforChange to find out more about the educational content we produce, the campaign projects we organise, and the events we host.
#OrangeDays (joining the UN Women initiative):
"Strategic plan for the preservation, transfer and exhibition of the street memorial of Park 7 of June, Miraflores"
IAG developed a strategy to preserve more than a thousand banners in homage to Inti Sotelo and Bryan Pintado -deadly victims of police brutality during 2020 protest for democracy in Lima, Peru- towards the Place of Memory and Social Inclusion (LUM). A Human Rights Awareness Raising campaign that required extensive coordination with municipal authorities, government, volunteers and the media, and which turned out to be a success.
“Penguin Awareness Day”:
IAG invited its community to celebrate that day, talking about preservation and the necessity of taking care of vulnerable species such as penguins, with videos, quizzes and a live webinar.
“Impact of USA General Elections in Americas Regional”.
“Home? Palestinian Refugee Camps”
“Ethics for a better Republic”
Zoom Meeting: Webinar directed by Mr. Ronald Cárdenas, professor and principal investigator from University of Lima (2/27/2021).
“Women in Stem”
Instagram TV: Interview with Mr. Neeshad Shafi, qatari climate activist ranked as one of the World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy (4/10/2021).
“The Refugee Rally”
The Refugee Rally event was a 30-day solidarity race, in collaboration with Refugee Action and the UNHCR, which brought together over 500 participants from around the world.
The Rally simulated the travelled distances that refugees are forced to make in order to flee war and terror, through the means of walking, running or cycling.
IAG’s main two goals for the Rally:
1) Raise awareness about the global refugee crises by producing and sharing educational content on social media;
2) Raise funds for global refugee organisations
(from june to july 2020)
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