Jointly initiated by the Center for China and Globalization (CCG) and the Academy of Contemporary China and World Studies (ACCWS), the Global Young Leaders Dialogue (GYLD) program is a unique communication, education, and professional development platform for young achievers under the age of 45 with diverse regional, cultural, disciplinary, sectorial, and professional backgrounds across the globe. GYLD builds on the world’s global young leaders’ programs and emphasizes shared values such as open and equal dialogue, intellectual exchange, inclusive and mutual learning. GYLD program aims to address the following global issues:
- Global governance
- Technology and innovation
- Dialogue among civilizations
- Sustainable and inclusive development
- Public health and wellbeing
GYLD program is designed to nurture development of globally-minded young leaders and foster mutual understanding among them by bringing together every year 30-40 brightest young minds from all over the world and engaging them in discussions of global issues that will shape the future of humankind. By organizing events and activities including annual forum, seminars and training sessions, workshops, research and publication, it aims to foster a cross-national network for leaders of tomorrow oriented towards providing innovative solutions to global challenges. GYLD program also seeks to integrate its agenda into high-profile international events such as China International Import Expo, China and Globalization Forum, among others.
On 15 December 2020, GYLD was launched in Beijing, China. The event was attended by Chinese and international dignitaries including ambassadors, government officials, heads of international organizations, global opinion leaders, young influencers in different fields from more than 20 countries.