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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

View the Program Agenda

2016 Summer 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 2016 Summer Youth Assembly will take place at the UN Headquarters August 10-12 and will focus on empowering 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. Corresponding with International Youth Day and less than a year after the establishment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the 2016 Summer 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.

The 2016 Summer Youth Assembly is made possible through lead endorsement by the Permanent Mission of  the Republic of Korea to the UN and the Permanent Mission of Thailand to the UN. Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Office in Belgrade H.E. Simona-Mirela Miculescu is the honorary chair. 

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Theme

 

 
 
[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
 
 

 
 

The registration deadline for the 2016 Summer Youth Assembly has passed. We will announce registration dates for the 2017 Winter Youth Assembly via our mailing list.

 
 
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Presenters


 

 

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Organizers

Lead Endorsers

Speakers

Our list of speakers is continually expanding. Please check back later for updates.

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Youth Assembly


About

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Youth Assembly


About

Mission
To empower youth to achieve sustainable development on the 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 and longest running youth conference at the United Nations. Over the course of our previous 17 sessions, 12,000 youth from all over the world developed a better understanding of the various practices and perspectives in international development.

Through our extensive alumni network, International Youth Council, and partnership with like-minded organizations such as The Resolution Project, the Youth Assembly’s powerful impact ripples far beyond the three-day 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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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