22nd Session of
The Youth Assembly


August 10-13, 2018
Hunter College & New York University, New York City, USA



Breaking New Grounds for Sustainable Development

The 22nd Session of The Youth Assembly signals a growing momentum of youth leadership and participation in the global movement for sustainable development. As the largest generation of youth ever recorded, young people are capable of making historic positive change. Youth must have a voice in important dialogues and decision-making processes as well as the opportunity to contribute solutions to challenges that affect us all.

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Keynote Speakers

Outstanding Youth Delegates


Program Agenda


Create game-changing solutions for the SDGs

Stand out among hundreds of young leaders

Amplify the youth voice in critical issues

Build strong connections with our global community

Celebrate diversity through music and the arts

Learn about the work of diplomatic missions

Take part in seasonal programs beyond the conference

Engage with our community online and in person

With the participation of

Impact Challenge Partners


Young leaders and changemakers aged 16 to 28

Be part of The Youth Assembly’s global network of youth taking action on some of the world’s most pressing issues.

Who attend as Delegates?

We bring together youth between the age 16-28 who are eager to make a difference or actively committed in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in their countries.

Can applicants 29 or older apply?

We also welcome applicants who are older than 28 to apply as an Observer.

Is there a language requirement?

All events at The Youth Assembly are carried out in English. Interpretation services (including sign languages) may be arranged with an external agency at a cost to the participant.

Is there a scholarship?

Unfortunately, there is no scholarship available at this time. We suggest applicants to check local organizations for sources of subsidy and support. You can also utilize our fundraising guide, which provides suggestions to help with self-funding efforts.

Applications are now closed


Connect with the most influential leaders, experts, practitioners, and organizations

We have welcomed leading organizations and luminaries from a variety of industries and sectors at the conference to inspire youth and impart them with the most important tools, training, and resources to fuel their passion and work.

+ For partnership inquiries, contact yapartners@faf.org.

Past Speakers