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Global Esports at UN 78th General Assembly, NY & 10th Commonwealth Youth Ministers' Meeting, London

Global Esports Federation champions youth empowerment, innovation, and opportunities for #worldconnected community

The Global Esports Federation was honored to join, listen, and share with the world’s youth at #UNGA78 at the United Nations HQ in New York City. Photo: UN Photo/Manuel Elias

In a week of high-level activity, the Global Esports Federation marked its presence at the 10th Commonwealth Youth Ministers’ Meeting (#10CYMM) in London and the United Nations 78th General Assembly (#UNGA78) in New York City. The GEF actively supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (#GlobalGoals) and emphasizes its commitment to youth empowerment and a more connected world.

At the UN Headquarters, the GEF engaged with global youth, world leaders, and organizations showcasing its dedication to the #GlobalGoals. It underlined the opportunity and role in empowering youth and making a societal impact.

As a partner of #SDGdigital, and alongside the ITU Secretary General, Doreen Bogdan-Martin, the GEF presented the GameChangers Award, recognizing youth-led organizations with innovative solutions for societal challenges.

“Sharing the messages of our community from London to New York City this week has been truly inspiring. Meeting world leaders and members of our global community, we conveyed the message that gaming and esports can be a powerful force for positive change in society, particularly for our youth. While many of us are connected, there are still 2.6 billion people who are not connected and therefore are left behind. The GEF is committed to working with partners worldwide to unlock the full potential of esports for a brighter future for all in our global community.”
Paul J. Foster, CEO of the Global Esports Federation

The GEF Vice President, Adrian Lismore, joined the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, at the 10th Commonwealth Youth Ministers’ Meeting in London. The Ministerial Outcome Statement included the acknowledgment of the “economic value to the member states and welcome partnership with the Global Esports Federation and other stakeholders to further develop initiatives and projects.”

The summit brought together over 400 delegates, including Ministers, Government and Senior Officials as well as young leaders, to ratify the Marlborough House Commitment, inspiring hope among Commonwealth youth.

The Commonwealth Youth Ministers acknowledged the potential of esports in driving youth engagement, innovation, and economic growth, welcoming partnerships with the GEF. They also recognized the role of start-ups, including esports, in employment generation, innovation, and technological advancement, pledging support for their growth.

The GEF remains dedicated to its mission of advancing esports as a vehicle for empowerment, innovation, and positive societal impact.


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