Youth from around the world are invited to apply for this year’s Summer Youth Assembly at the United Nations, which begins on August 9 and conclude on International Youth Day (August 12). Delegate applications are open to youth between the ages of 16 - 28 who exemplify strong potential or have made an impact as leaders and changemakers in their communities. Interested applicants who are 29 years or older may apply as an Observer.

Extended Registration Period (CLOSED): June 15 - June 22, 2017

Regular Registration (CLOSED): May 2 - June 15, 2017

Early-Bird Registration (CLOSED): Participants who completed registration by May 1, 2017 have the opportunity to attend a briefing/visit at a Permanent Mission to the United Nations in addition to all of the conference sessions at the Youth Assembly at the United Nations. International applicants must provide U.S. visa approval notice by June 15, 2017.

Participants will receive their conference completion certificate after the conference upon email request (

Preliminary Schedule

The 20th session of the Youth Assembly at the United Nations presents both an enormous opportunity and a challenge to stimulate and ensure youth engagement and participation in achieving an inclusive and sustainable future where no one is left behind. Guided by the overarching principle of the 2030 Agenda, “leaving no one behind,” the conference will explore cross-cutting issues and solutions for sustainable development in the social, economic, and environmental dimensions.

Date Event
August 8, 2017, Tuesday Youth Assembly Check-In for Delegates/Observers (PM)
August 9, 2017, Wednesday Orientation and Networking (AM/PM)
Visit to Permanent Missions For Early Bird Registered Delegates/Observers only (PM)
Youth Assembly Opening Ceremony (EVE)
August 10, 2017, Thursday Youth Assembly Panels and Workshops I (ALL DAY)
August 11, 2017, Friday Youth Assembly Panels and Workshops II (ALL DAY)
August 12, 2017 Saturday Youth Assembly Closing Ceremony (AM)
International Youth Day

Applications for the 2017 Summer Youth Assembly at the United Nations are now closed. To get the latest information about the next edition in 2018, please subscribe to our mailing list.