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Recap: 2017 Winter Youth Assembly

On February 1-3, 2017, the 19th session of the Youth Assembly brought together nearly 700 young people from 85 countries at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to tackle global and contemporary issues with youth at the center of the discussions.

The conference focused on poverty, education, and sustainable consumption and production while highlighting the interdependence and universality of the Sustainable Development Goals. Discussions also included youth’s role in policy-making and the refugee crisis.

Through workshops, deliberations, and a social venture competition, the Youth Assembly delegates were equipped with practical skills, resources, and know-how to develop and implement fresh ideas that support the implementation of the SDGs. Read more→.


H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson

Remarks by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, at the opening session of the 2017 Winter Youth Assembly on February 1, 2017

(Source: UN Web TV)

Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi

Remarks by Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, Former United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, at the closing session of the 2017 Winter Youth Assembly on February 2, 2017.

(Source: UN Web TV)