Global citizenship is the umbrella term for social, political, environmental, and economic actions of globally minded individuals and communities on a worldwide scale. The term can refer to the belief that individuals are members of multiple, diverse, local and non-local networks rather than single actors affecting isolated societies. Promoting global citizenship in sustainable development will allow individuals to embrace their social responsibility to act for the benefit of all societies, not just their own.

The concept of global citizenship is embedded in the Sustainable Development Goals though SDG 4: Insuring Inclusive and Quality Education for All and Promote Life Long Learning, which includes global citizenship as one of its targets. By 2030, the international community has agreed to ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including global citizenship. Universities have a responsibility to promote global citizenship by teaching their students that they are members of a large global community and can use their skills and education to contribute to that community.

About the Hub: Ana G. Méndez University (AGMUS) is a non-profit institution of higher education whose principal mission is to promote the cultural, social and economic development and well-being of Puerto Rican society, as well as of other Hispanic communities outside of Puerto Rico, by offering educational opportunities for the benefit of the communities it serves. AGMUS is UNAI’s global resource hub to promote the sharing of knowledge and information regarding global citizenship. Its activities in that regard solidify its commitment to the development of global citizens, by ensuring that its graduates are thoroughly prepared to provide solutions to solve the problems faced by humanity today.


Ana G. Mendez University

Introduction to Ana G. Méndez University

For more than 65 years, Ana G. Mendez University has reinvented Puerto Rico with their vision of the future, becoming the number one private educational institution in Puerto Rico.