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Join us in August 2023 in New York City

Applications are open for the 2023 Youth Assembly!

The Youth Assembly is a global platform that cultivates an international network of young leaders and changemakers through exchange, education, action and impact. Join us to:

  • Connect with like-minded peers, trailblazers, and influencers,
  • Develop global competence and critical skills, and
  • Transform your vision for a better future into action.
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Shape the 28th Youth Assembly Concept & Theme!

The Concept and Theme of the Youth Assembly will be decided through a collaborative process with youth from around the world. A Youth Advisory Council representing every region globally will be formed to discuss youth priorities for the Sustainable Development Goals. Youth will also be invited to provide input on the issues most important to them through a survey. We will conclude with a webinar led by youth with the goal to create concrete priority areas for the 28th Youth Assembly in 2023. 

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The Youth Assembly Program Includes:

Keynote Talks

Get inspired by today’s trailblazers and influencers

Thematic Discussions

Interact with panels of experts and leaders in various areas of inquiry

Skill-Building Workshops

Engage in in-depth discussions or activities to develop practical skills

AFS Award for Young Global Citizens Finals

Finalists pitch their ideas to distinguished panel of judges for funding


Make connections with young leaders from all over the world


Find out the winners of the Outstanding Youth Delegate Award

Field Visits

Get an inside look into the working of global and national institutions and organizations

Special Events

Make new friends or collaborators through special dinners, CultureFest and more

Who Can Attend?

The Youth Assembly brings together the world’s foremost young leaders and changemakers. The Youth Assembly delegates, age 18 to 32, come from over 100 countries and possess strong leadership potential as well as keen interest in global issues.

Meet our alumni

Past Youth Assemblies

  1. Dare to Reshape the World #YA27

  2. Accelerate! Youth for SDGs 2030 #YA26

  3. It’s Time: Youth for Global Impact #YA25

The 2022 Youth Assembly was supported by:

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