Due to changing possibilities surrounding operating such an organization in many countries, the coalition looked to establish the organization in a country that provides a stable, open, and democratic environment. Canada suited the required characteristics.

In establishing the organization, the coalition wanted to ensure that it cannot be used for the promotion of the personal worldviews of a small number of people. To ensure the comprehensive reach of all students, we include not only national or regional representation bodies, but also global organizations that represent students for a particular sector and/or field of study.

The main aim of the organization is to ensure students are a structural part of education decision-making processes, influence global education politics, and have a powerful platform to represent and advocate for their views on global issues. Outreach and advocacy are the very core of the newly created organization.

The open floor for debates and discussions between student organizations is an integral part of the Global Student Government. However, we envision this organization as more than a forum, since it would serve as a global representative body for all students and would prioritize infrastructure development for student governments around the world.


Legislative assembly

One member – one vote. Policymaking and representative organ of the Global Student Government. Member institutions (representing a country or a specialized international student organization) will be sending delegates of elected student representatives to regular conferences to vote on decisions.

Elected Executive Board

Executives are elected by individual student members of each member institution through an online voting system.


Advisory Board

The coalition recommended creating an advisory board of senior and junior experts that would rule in cases of internal disputes and in the interpretation of the GSG’s guiding documents.

Consultation Group

The Consultation Group consists of Consultative Members that provide non-binding resolutions and advice to the GSG’s governing bodies and members. Consultative members are student organizations whose primary purposes are related to extracurricular student activities. This includes the following types of organizations:

    • Academic and educational organizations
    • Community service organizations
    • Media and publication organizations
    • Political organizations
    • Recreation and sports organizations
    • Religious and spiritual organizations
    • Multicultural organizations