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GEF commits to empowering youth for real-world impact

October 10, 2023

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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Global Esports |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Singapore, October 10, 2023  – The Global Esports Federation is proud to be appointed to the Advisory Group through the United Nations Agencies – International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – driving forward the UN SDG Digital Acceleration Agenda.

The GEF, a pioneering force in the world of esports, will collaborate with other esteemed Industry and Civil Society Leaders, including Amazon, AT&T, Microsoft, SAP, Verizon, among others. This partnership underscores the GEF's commitment to engage and empower youth in advancing the #GlobalGoals, moving from theory and innovation to real-world impact.
 
“We are honored to be a part of the UN SDG Digital Acceleration Agenda’s Advisory Group, working hand in hand with other influential global organizations to advance the global sustainability agenda. Together, we will harness the power of digital technologies, esports, and youth to make a meaningful difference,” said Thanos Karagrounas, GEF Executive Director, Strategy & Impact.
 
Through esports, the GEF connects with youth on a global scale, harnessing their enthusiasm and leadership to drive meaningful progress toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As a member of the Advisory Group, the GEF looks forward to contributing its expertise to accelerate the achievement of these vital global goals.
 
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About the Global Esports Federation
 
From our world headquarters in Singapore and strategic hubs around the world, the Global Esports Federation promotes the credibility, legitimacy, and prestige of esports. Powered by our universal values and Member Federations, we convene athletes, players, developers and publishers, community partners, and sporting organizations on one inclusive platform.
 
In addition to a prestigious global event portfolio, together with our strategic partners, we collaborate on a series of Global Social Impact Initiatives (GSII) to create positive social impact.
 
Inspired by our motto – #worldconnected – our mission calls for the development of tangible initiatives that are in service to the world’s esports community. www.globalesports.org

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