Meet Youth Assembly Ambassadors

Youth Assembly Ambassadors are students and young professionals from around the world who are looking to become pioneers in their community, help youth have a voice at the global stage and represent the mission of The Youth Assembly. Selected Ambassadors will:

  • Serve as an Ambassador for a one-year term
  • Receive a Certificate of Recognition for their dedication and work
  • Get access to discounts and fee waivers for The Youth Assembly
  • Disseminate information regarding Youth Assembly programs and campaigns
  • Nominate youth to become delegates at The Youth Assembly
Connect with Youth Assembly Ambassadors

The Opportunities Fair

The Opportunities Fair is an exclusive event for The Youth Assembly Delegates to navigate global opportunities and build connections that matter. The exhibit style event will showcase universities, international non-profits, United Nations programs and agencies, corporations and ways to get involved in your own country and globally. Delegates will learn about exciting campaigns and initiatives and exchange ideas with well known organizations staff at the event.

Interested in showcasing your organization at the Opportunities Fair? Find out more and register now.

AFS Award for Young Global Citizens

The AFS Award for Young Global Citizens recognizes young people for their commitment to improving the global community and whose actions contribute to a more just, peaceful, and tolerant world.

The winner will receive $10,000, and two additional $2,500 prizes will be awarded to the runners up.

Accepted delegates of the Youth Assembly are eligible to apply for the AFS Award for Young Global Citizens. Please complete the Award application through the registration portal upon acceptance. Additional information about the Award will be available through the portal. 

Applications open soon!

The Award will be awarded to a Youth Assembly delegate who:

  • Demonstrates how their project is successfully addressing a pressing global issue, tackling one or more of the challenges outlined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and what this translates into in real-life impacts.
  • Shows how their project successfully engages others outside their own community/culture and how this aspect is crucial to advancing their work. Projects must rely on intercultural understanding and global competence.
  • Articulates how their initiative has significant potential to be scaled up and extended.

More information is available upon registration.

Outstanding Youth Delegate Award

After a rigorous selection process, up to three (3) Outstanding Youth Delegates will be identified out of over 700 youth from 100 countries and will be awarded at the Closing session.

Applications open soon!

Each of the winners will win the following opportunities:

  • Unique opportunity to speak at the Closing Ceremony regarding their commitment to global development and the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • Prominent feature on the Youth Assembly website and various social media platforms
  • Invited to attend Social Event: Manhattan Boat Cruise

IMPORTANT: Applicants must have been accepted as a Delegate before the award deadline of June 20, 2022. Only accepted Delegates who indicate interest in the registration portal for the Outstanding Youth Delegate Award will be assessed as a candidate for the award.  

Shortlisted candidates will be selected from the accepted Delegates of the 28th  Session of The Youth Assembly.

After a rigorous selection process, up to three (3) Outstanding Youth Delegates will be identified out of over 700 youth from 100 countries and will be awarded at the Closing session.


a unique opportunity for delegates to showcase their social impact projects

Action and Impact Hub at the Youth Assembly

In this exhibit style event, selected Youth Assembly Delegates will present their work to fellow Delegates, network and find meaningful ways to collaborate on projects around the world. Delegates presenting at the event will be featured and be able to show off impact created locally and globally.

Note: After being selected to the conference or package, delegates should indicate interest in the Action & Impact Hub within the registration portal during the Delegate Opportunities stage. If you are selected, our team will notify you of the next steps to help you prepare for the exhibit. 

Delegates attending the event will:

  • Learn from showcased projects and how to create impact in their own communities
  • Grow their network with youth around the world
  • Volunteer or collaborate with ongoing projects

Meet Youth Assembly Alumni


Outstanding Youth Delegates

We recognized the work of young leaders who are breaking new grounds in the movement for sustainable development. Outstanding Youth Delegates were selected from hundreds of Delegates from different countries around the world who attended previous Youth Assemblies.

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Global Impact Challenge

Young leaders with an idea for a social impact project that contributes to the Global Goals competed for the Global Impact Challenge. Discover the winning projects submitted to regional GAIN Hub, receiving mentorship and seed funding for their venture.

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Youth Assembly Alumni

The Youth Assembly has 20,000 alumni from 160 countries. Meet some of the most outstanding alumni we have!

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