2017 Winter Youth Assembly



Realizing the 2030 Agenda: Youth in Action

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Concept Note

With youth at the core of the discussions, the 19th session of the conference aims to highlight the interdependence and universality of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by exploring multifaceted global issues such as poverty, education, and sustainable consumption and production. Each topic will be viewed in depth under the lens of various SDGs and their targets. The conference also brings to the fore contemporary discussions on youth’s role in policy-making, present-day humanitarian crises, and their impacts on global development.

Interactive workshops led by notable organizations are designed to equip participants with practical skills and know-how to develop and implement fresh ideas that support the implementation of the goals. Deliberations will provide a conducive space for youth participants to contribute to a Youth Plan of Action that aims to capture and elevate youth voices in realizing the 2030 Agenda.

Lead Endorsers

H.E. Mr. Ib Petersen and the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations

H.E. Ms. Gillian Bird and the Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations

Honorary Chair

H.E. Ms. Simona-Mirela Miculescu
Representative of the Secretary-General & Head of UN Office in Belgrade


David Hill
Director and Treasurer, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, Inc.

Jolly Amatya
Youth Chair, 2017 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations

The Youth Assembly Organizing Committee→


H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson
President of the 71st United Nations General Assembly

Dr. David Nabarro
Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change

Ahmad Alhendawi
Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

Vinicius Pinheiro
Special Representative to the United Nations and Director, ILO-New York

Jamil Ahmad, Deputy Director, UNEP-New York

Aaron Benavot, Director, Global Education Monitoring Report, UNESCO

Olav Kjørven, Director, Public Partnerships Division, UNICEF

More to be announced

Programme Partners