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27th Session of the AFS Youth Assembly

Dare to Reshape the World

The 27th Session of The AFS Youth Assembly (August 12-14, 2022 in New York City) cultivated a global network of young leaders and changemakers through exchange, education, action and impact. Hundreds of dynamic young global citizens from 76 countries gathered in New York City aspiring to reshape the world and take important actions towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We focused on four core areas where there are urgent challenges and exciting potential for young people to take action: Youth, Global Health, Global Citizenship, Technology and Inclusion.

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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

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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The 2022 Youth Assembly was supported by:

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