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Catalyze transformation for a better world

The Time to Reshape the World is Now

The 27th Session of The Youth Assembly will cultivate a global network of young leaders and changemakers through exchange, education, action and impact. We will focus on four core areas where there are urgent challenges and exciting potential for young people to take action:

  • Youth: peace and politics, education and climate action
  • Global Health: mental health and Covid-19, effects on marginalized populations
  • Global Citizenship: leadership and resilience in today’s world
  • Digital Cooperation and Inclusion: technology and artificial intelligence

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There are two ways for selected Delegates to join the event:
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Attend the Youth Assembly conference

  • Connect with like-minded peers, trailblazers, and influencers,
  • Develop global competence and critical skills, and
  • Transform your vision for a better future through innovative action.
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Upgrade to a Package experience

Explore our enriching program tracks that offer a comprehensive theme-based experience beyond the flagship conference with a series of seminars, organization site visits and exclusive special events to facilitate learning, connection, engagement and action beyond the conference.

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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 Prize for Young Global Citizens Finals

Finalists pitch their ideas to distinguished panel of judges for funding

Networking

Make connections with young leaders from all over the world

Awards

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

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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.

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Who Speaks at the Youth Assembly?

Since 2004, our most notable speakers have included UN leaders and senior staff, celebrities, and other luminaries from civil society and the private sector. Past speakers include former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi, incumbent UN Youth Envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake, Presidents of the UN General Assembly, former UN Youth Champion Monique Coleman, American economist Jeffrey Sachs, Indian-American socio-political activist Arun Gandhi, and youth activists such as Alexandria Villasenor, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, and Amani Al Khatahtbeh.

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