The 2016 Summer Youth Assembly took place on August 10-12 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
Corresponding with International Youth Day and less than a year after the Sustainable Development Goals were established, the three-day conference consisted of panels and workshops pertaining to the 17 goals.
The conference culminated in the development of the 2016 Summer Youth Assembly Resolution, a collaborative effort among all youth delegates present and a demonstration of their commitment to sustainable development. Read the summary of the proceedings.
H.E. Mr. Oh Joon and the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations
H.E. Mr. Virachai Plasai and the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Thailand to the United Nations
H.E. Ms. Simona-Mirela Miculescu
Representative of the Secretary-General & Head of UN Office in Belgrade
Honorary Chair, 2016 Youth Assembly
Chair, 2016 Youth Assembly
Director and Treasurer, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, Inc.
Youth Co-Chair, 2016 Summer Youth Assembly
H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft
President of the 70th Session of the General Assembly (via video message)
H.E. Ms. Chulamanee Chartsuwan
Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations
Dr. David Nabarro
Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Deputy-Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)-New York
Senior Adviser Strategic Partnership & Advocacy to the Assistant Secretary-General/ Deputy Executive Director of UN-Women
United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth
Director of Policy, White House - Office of the First Lady
Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues, U.S. Department of State
Head of Speakers Bureau, World Bank Group
Head of McKinsey’s Global Education Practice
Executive Director of Education and Skills, GE Foundation
UN Youth Champion, International Year of Youth 2010