The 20th YMCA World Council was held in Aarhus, Denmark, from July 3-9 with the theme "ignite change". 1,200 people from over 70 national YMCA organizations participated in this mega-event, while as many more joined online from around the world. Indeed, many ideas and plans for the future of the worldwide YMCA movement were ignited in Aarhus:
The main act was the adoption of the Vision 2030 of the worldwide YMCA movement. With the four pillars 1) Community Well-Being, 2) Meaningful Work, 3) Sustainable Planet and 4) A Just World, the course was set for the direction of the work of all 120 YMCAs worldwide for the next 8 years.
In addition, a new president and other high-level committees were elected during the World Council. World-renowned speakers such as former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Noon also spoke about the role of youth in addressing the current global challenges.
Finally, the 20th YMCA World Council in Denmark ended with a brilliant show. The highlights of the whole week are summarized in this video: