Realizing the 2030 Agenda: Youth in Action
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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.
The Youth Assembly was organized by Friendship Ambassadors Foundation with the lead endorsement of the Permanent Mission of Australia to the UN and the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN. The programme was held in partnership with UN Environment, ILO, UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report, SDSN, The Resolution Project, and many more.
Outstanding Youth Delegates
H.E. Ms. Gillian Bird and the Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations
H.E. Mr. Ib Petersen and the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations
H.E. Ms. Simona-Mirela Miculescu
Representative of the Secretary-General & Head of UN Office in Belgrade
Honorary Chair, 2017 Winter Youth Assembly
Director & Treasurer, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, Inc.
Youth Chair, 2017 Winter Youth Assembly
Special Thanks to
Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations • Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations • Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations • Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations • Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations • Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations • U.K. Mission to the United Nations • U.S. Mission to the United Nations • Permanent Mission of Zambia to the United Nations