What is GIN?

GIN is the Global Issues Network; it is a chance for students to come together, share ideas and create solutions for global problems. The network of 500 participating schools is constantly growing and full of new, changing ideas.

GIN conferences are student-led and supported by school communities all over the world. These conferences empower students to take action and become leaders as well as team members. They take action against current issues with project-based learning and peer work.

GIN conferences focus around the 20 Global Issues:

Sharing our planet: Issues involving the global commons

  • Climate Change
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Losses
  • Fisheries Depletion
  • Deforestation
  • Water Deficits
  • Maritime Safety and Pollution

Sharing our humanity: Issues requiring a global commitment

  • Massive Step-Up in the Fight Against Poverty
  • Peacekeeping, Conflict Prevention, Combating Terrorism
  • Education for All
  • Global Infectious Diseases
  • Digital Divide
  • Natural Disaster Prevention and Mitigation

Sharing our rule book: Issues needing a global regulatory approach

  • Reinventing Taxation for the Twenty-First Century
  • Biotechnology Rules
  • Global Financial Architecture
  • Illegal drugs
  • Trade, Investment, and Competition Rules
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • E-commerce Rules
  • International Labor and Migration Rules