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2017 Winter Youth Assembly

"Realizing the 2030 Agenda: Youth in Action"

FEBRUARY 1-3, 2017 • UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK

The Youth Assembly

A unique platform for fostering dialogue and generating partnerships between exceptional youth, civil society, the private sector, and the United Nations.


Launched in 2004, the Youth Assembly takes place at the United Nations Headquarters twice a year and gathers the brightest and most active young leaders from across the globe to tackle our world's greatest challenges.

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What Makes a Delegate

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations is geared towards young leaders and professionals (age 16-28) of any nationality. However, individuals above the age of 28 may still register as an observer. Qualified individuals who are socially active in their communities are encouraged to apply.

Youth Delegates:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age at the time of the assembly
  • Should demonstrate a commitment to sustainable development and youth empowerment
  • Must have a strong command of the English language

Key Dates

October 3 – November 4, 2016 – Early-Bird Registration CLOSED
December 2, 2016 – Priority Registration Deadline
January 6, 2017 – Late Application Deadline
January 6, 2017 – Delegate Package Registration Deadline

Early bird Registration

Accepted delegates who have registered for the conference during this period will also be:

  • Visiting and attending a briefing at a Permanent Mission to the United Nations
  • Receiving a Youth Assembly limited edition souvenir

Registration Update

Starting December 3rd, a higher fee for last-minute registrations will go into effect, and the application process will be more selective. Applications will be accepted through January 6, 2017 or until slots are filled.

Join our mission of empowering youth from around the world.

Friendship Ambassadors Foundation is looking for talented interns, volunteers, and staff to be part of the 2017 Winter Youth Assembly Organizing Committee. We are a culturally diverse small team composed of individuals who are passionate about bringing together people from around the world to foster meaningful partnerships that bring about social change.