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Overview


The Youth Assembly

at the United Nations

United Nations Headquarters | New York City

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Overview


The Youth Assembly

at the United Nations

United Nations Headquarters | New York City

The Youth Assembly

 

The Youth Assembly is the largest youth conference at the United Nations, the very heart of global change.  It is a unique platform which fosters dialogue and generates partnerships between exceptional youth, UN high officials and staff, the private sector, and civil society.

The Youth Assembly takes place at the UN Headquarters twice a year to empower youth leaders and young professionals in the implementation of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Youth are ideally placed to champion these goals and carry them into the future— their future. The Youth Assembly is at the focal point of transition, an ideal time and place to prepare youth for their role in the world they are poised to inherit. By not only informing them of issues but also giving them the tools to tackle these issues, the Youth Assembly transforms vision into action as delegates better themselves, their community, and eventually the world.

A look back at the 2016 Summer Youth Assembly→

 

 
 
[The Youth Assembly] is an important mechanism of the United Nations. Not only does it give young people a chance to be included…it also brings new perspectives to the General Assembly, thereby enriching its work.
— U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
 
 

 
 

Applications for the 2017 Winter Youth Assembly have not yet opened. We will announce registration dates for the 2017 Winter Youth Assembly via our mailing list.

 
 
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Youth Assembly


About

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Youth Assembly


About

Mission
To empower youth to achieve sustainable development on individual, local, and global levels

History
The project developed from Friendship Ambassadors Foundation’s cultural exchanges aimed at cultivating youth development. Since 2004, a team of dedicated core staff and a network of officials, organizations, and tireless volunteers have maintained this unique platform to allow youth to find solutions to today’s development issues.

Impact
The Youth Assembly is the recognized as the largest youth conference at the United Nations. Over the course of 18 sessions, 13,000 youth from 6 continents and more than 100 countries have developed a better understanding of the various practices and perspectives in international development.

Through our extensive alumni network, partnership with like-minded organizations, and development of youth resolutions, the Youth Assembly’s powerful impact ripples far beyond the conference. Delegates leave the assembly with the knowledge and resources they need to make a genuine and ongoing change.

Former Youth Assembly delegates have gone on to become well-known and highly influential actors in the international arena, including the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi and UNEP Major Groups Facilitating Committee Representative for Children and Youth Kehkasha Basu.

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Delegates


Become a Delegate

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Delegates


Become a Delegate

Despite coming from a multitude of different personal and national backgrounds, the extraordinary delegates who make up the Youth Assembly all have one thing in common— their world-changing potential. Make no mistake though; these delegates aren't just getting ready to make a difference, they're already doing it.

 

Photo by Johnny Vacar

Photo by Johnny Vacar

What Makes a Delegate

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations is designed for youth leaders and young professionals of any nationality. However, individuals above the age of 28 may still register in some cases. Qualified individuals from any nationality are encouraged to apply.

Delegates must

  • Be at least 16 years of age at the time of the assembly
  • Be proficient or fluent in English
  • Demonstrate a commitment to sustainable development and youth empowerment

 

Country of Origin

Over the course of the Youth Assembly, youth delegates have traveled from more than 100 of the United Nations member states to attend. Each assembly hosts delegates from at least 70 countries. Below in blue are the countries from which youth delegates have attended the Youth Assembly.

 
 
 

Apply

Applications for the upcoming Youth Assembly have not yet opened. To be notified of when registration begins, please subscribe to our mailing list.

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Contact Us

 

Friendship Ambassadors Foundation

GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS

299 Greenwich Avenue
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830, USA
Phone: (203) 542-0652 or 622-7420
Fax: (203) 542-0661
Toll-free: 1 (800) 526-2908