2016 Summer Youth Assembly Report



Held twice a year, the Youth Assembly at the United Nations is a project of Friendship Ambassadors Foundation that provides a platform to foster dialogue and generate partnerships between exceptional youth, civil society, the private sector, and the United Nations.

On August 10-12, 2016, more than 1,000 youth delegates from nearly 100 different countries gathered at UN Headquarters in New York for the 18th session of the Youth Assembly at the United Nations. With the theme “Transform Vision into Action”, the 2016 Summer edition of the conference focused on tackling each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through interactive panels and workshops. 

For the first time in the history of the Youth Assembly at the United Nations, the youth delegates were able to voice and record their recommendations for the implementation of the SDGs in the 2016 Youth Assembly Resolution. The recommendations focused on three goals, including No Poverty, Quality Education, and Responsible Consumption and Production. After thorough discussions and deliberations, the recommendations were presented at the Youth Assembly closing session in the General Assembly Hall on International Youth Day. The youth delegates also pledged to work toward the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development