Joint Agencies Group

The Joint Agencies Group (JAG) was formed in 1982 when a number of development, environment, international and youth work agencies came together with the shared the aim of establishing a global dimension to the youth work curriculum. JAG members played a key role in the development of the concept and practice of global youth work. The group now supports its development, delivery and promotion throughout the youth sectors.

Our Vision is of a world in which all young people should be able to access good quality opportunities to explore and play a positive role in the changing global environment in which they are living and learning.


  • To encourage the development of good global youth work practice within member organisations and across the different youth sectors
  • To share information and good practice
  • To provide spaces for networking, learning, communication and collaboration


We meet twice a year, with email contact between meetings. 

Everyone in the group contributes to chairing and preparing the agenda.

Interested in joining JAG or learning more?

For more information or to join the group please email Rebecca Sharkey, Membership and Public Affairs Manager at Think Global via

JAG is coordinated by Think Global with support from Y Care International.

JAG members

List of members

Anti-Slavery International
Action Aid
British Youth Council
Christian Aid
Citizenship Foundation
Comic Relief
Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council
Global Education Derby
Global Youth Work Partnership East Midlands
Girlguiding UK
International Alert
Jewish Council for Racial Equality
Lancashire Global Education Centre
Partner Ghana
Peace Child International
Plan UK
Raleigh International
Restless Development
The Scout Association
Think Global
University of East London
UK Youth Climate Change Coalition
Y Care International
YMCA Wales
War Child
Woodcraft Folk