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2017 Summer Youth Assembly

August 9 - 12, 2017 • UN Headquarters, New York City

20th Session: 2017 Summer Youth Assembly

The 20th session of the Youth Assembly at the United Nations presents both an enormous opportunity and a challenge to stimulate and ensure youth engagement and participation in achieving an inclusive and sustainable future where no one is left behind.

Guided by the overarching principle of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, “leaving no one behind,” the conference will explore cross-cutting issues and solutions for sustainable development in the social, economic, and environmental dimensions. While youth are among those subjected to exclusion and marginalization, they have the potential to accelerate and achieve sustainable development in their communities and beyond. With their unique sets of skills and perspectives in today’s ever-evolving world, they remain at the frontlines of innovation and change.


H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson

Remarks by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, at the opening session of the 2017 Winter Youth Assembly on February 1, 2017

(Source: UN Web TV)

Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi

Remarks by Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, Former United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, at the closing session of the 2017 Winter Youth Assembly on February 2, 2017.

(Source: UN Web TV)

Apply to attend

Eligibility & Selection

A Youth Assembly Delegate* must be:

  • Between the ages of 16 - 28 (at the time of the conference)
  • Actively involved in his/her community
  • Interested in sustainable development and the United Nations
  • Strongly motivated to become a changemaker in their community and the world

Interested applicants who are 29 years old and older may apply as a Youth Assembly Observer*.

Applications are evaluated based on the individual's work or involvement, achievements, and interest in sustainable development and the United Nations.

*Please note that becoming a Youth Assembly Delegate/Observer does not constitute an official position as a representative, delegate or ambassador of your country.

Dates to Remember

April 3, 2017: 2017 Summer Youth Assembly Registration opens

April 3 – May 1, 2017: Early Bird Registration Period

April 3 – June 15, 2017Delegate Package Application & Reservation Period

May 2 – June 15, 2017: Regular Registration Period

June 15, 2017: 2017 Summer Youth Assembly Registration ends

How to participate


Participants who register for the conference have the opportunity to attend all conference sessions at the Youth Assembly at the United Nations.

Delegate Package

Participants who register for a Delegate Package have the opportunity to attend several other exclusive activities beyond all conference sessions at the Youth Assembly, as well as receive arranged services including accommodations, meals, land transportation, and more.

Join our team

Join our mission of empowering youth from around the world. Friendship Ambassadors Foundation is always looking for dedicated employees, interns, and volunteers to be part of our team.

Our people come from various cultural backgrounds and are passionate about bringing together people from around the world to foster meaningful partnerships that bring about social change.

Current Postings:

2017 Spring/Summer Internships (Expires: APRIL 15 OR UNTIL POSITIONS ARE FILLED)

Associate, Youth Assembly Selection & Registration Committee (Expires: Open until position is filled.)