YMCAs International Work
YMCA Swansea and YMCAs across Wales are affiliated to the national council of YMCAs and are part of a wider YMCA movement that supports more than 58 million people across 119 countries.
The World YMCA is an international movement rooted in more than 12,000 communities around the world.
The YMCA movement is organised as a federation of independent national associations linked through the World Alliance of YMCAs which is based in Geneva, Switzerland. The World Alliance of YMCA’s headquarters provides inspirational leadership, represents the global movement and facilitates cooperation among the national associations in the areas of Youth Empowerment, Movement Strengthening, Resource Mobilisation, Communications/Branding and Constitution and Governance.
YMCA Swansea is actively engaged in the following international work: