2016 Winter Youth Assembly Speakers

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

YOUTH ASSEMBLY CHAIR

  • Yin-Chu Jou @YinChuJou, Youth Assembly Chair and Acting Executive Director, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, Inc.

Youth assembly honorary chair

  • H.E. Ms. Simona-Mirela Miculescu @SMiculescu, Youth Assembly Honorary Chair; Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UN Office in Belgrade

UN high-level officials

  • H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft @lykketoft, President of the 70th Session of the General Assembly (via video) 
  • Dr. David Nabarro @davidnabarro, Special Advisor on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (on behalf of Secretary-General H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-Moon)
  • H.E. Mr. Oh Joon @UNECOSOC, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations; President, UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) 
  • H.E. Mr. David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations; Co-Facilitator for Post 2015 Development Agenda Negotiations
  • Ms. Lakshmi Puri @UN_Women, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women
  • Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi @UNYouthEnvoy, United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

Keynote speakers

  • Asher Jay @EarthHeiress, Creative Conservationist, National Geographic Explorer
  • Cheri Kaufman, Founding Partner, Kaufman Astoria Studios
  • Oliver Libby @resolutionproj, Chair and Co-Founder, The Resolution Project  
  • Rev. Art Wilson, Goodwill Ambassador and Special Envoy on Peace and Development for the World Association of the United Nations Interns and Fellows

Panel speakers and moderators

  • Ms. Daniela Bas @UNDESA, Director, Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD), UNDESA
  • Mr. Jamil Ahmad @UNEP, Deputy-Director, New York office of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Mr. Ravi Karkara @ravikarkara @UN_Women, Senior Adviser Strategic Partnership and Advocacy to the Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director, UN Women
  • Brigitte Griswold @nature_org @bmgriswold, Director of Youth Programs, The Nature Conservancy
  • Farnaz Malik @ghcorps @farnazmalik, Fellow, Global Health Corps; Advocacy and Policy Associate, Housing Works
  • Matt Smith @PepsiCo, Director, Food For Good, PepsiCo
  • Molly Bangs @MollyBangs  @HuffingtonPost, Associate Special Projects Editor, The Huffington Post
  • Vanessa Cardenas @World_Wildlife @vcardenasDC, Director of Latino Outreach and Climático Project, World Wildlife Fund

Workshop speakers and moderators

  • Adnan Karim @buildOn, New York Program Director, buildOn
  • Jason Tan De Bibiana
  • Jennifer Lishansky @buildOn, East Coast and Midwest Chapter Manager, buildOn
  • Mariko Mori @mariko0623mori, Youth Activist Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality, UN Women
  • Miranda Feneberger @AIESEC @mirandafen, Senior Vice President of Marketing, AIESEC United States
  • Mohammed Naeem @mnhiwad, ManUp Youth Delegate
  • Raaj Gokani @RaajGokani69, Youth Activist Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality
  • Stella Kechedzhi @EF, North America Admissions Manager, EF Education First
  • Tennille Amor @TennilleAmor, Singer; Founder, Everyday People Initiating Change (E.P.I.C.)
  • Tolulope Lewis Tamoka, Young Women Leadership, UN Women

 

Thursday, 18 February 2016

YOUTH ASSEMBLY CHAIR

  • Yin-Chu Jou @YinChuJou, Youth Assembly Chair and Acting Executive Director, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, Inc.

Youth assembly honorary chair

  • H.E. Ms. Simona-Mirela Miculescu @SMiculescu, Youth Assembly Honorary Chair; Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UN Office in Belgrade

Youth Assembly Lead Endorsing Permanent Missions to the UN

  • H.E. Mr. Milan Milanović, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Serbia to the United Nations
  • H.E. Mr. Virachai Plasai @ThailandUN, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Thailand to the United Nations

Keynote speakers

  • Claes Nobel @nshss @NobelClaes, Founder, National Society of High School Scholars
  • Monique Coleman @gimmemotalk, Actress, Global Youth Advocate, and GirlUp Champion
  • Mike Kelleher @WorldBank, Adviser, World Bank’s office on the 2030 Agenda, UN Relations, and Partnerships

Panel speakers and moderators

Workshop Speakers and Moderators

Musical Performance

Yukino Kikuta, Musical Actress