The Youth Assembly is a global platform that cultivates an international network of young leaders and changemakers through exchange, education, action and impact. It empowers the next generation with opportunities to connect with like-minded peers, trailblazers, and influencers; develop global competence and critical skills; and transform their vision for a better future into action.

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27th youth assembly

Dare to Reshape the World

August 12-14, 2022 in New York City

The 27th Session of The AFS Youth Assembly 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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26th youth assembly

Accelerate! Youth for SDGs 2030


With only 10 years left, urgent action is needed by all sectors of society to expedite progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.The COVID-19 global pandemic has disrupted the world as we know it and has rendered action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) even more urgent. Young people – through their ingenuity, energy, open-mindedness, and entrepreneurship – are in a unique position to bridge the gap between the SDGs and advancing the remaining work needed to achieve them.

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25th Youth Assembly

It’s Time: Youth for Global Impact

February 14-16, 2020 at New York University and Hunter College, New York City, USA

The 25th session comes at a crucial moment as we enter the decade where urgent action is needed to accelerate solutions on our world’s biggest challenges. Join us as we bring together leaders from civil society organizations, academia, businesses, and international agencies with youth at the center of the conversation.

For the first time, the Youth Assembly will produce a landmark document, called the Declaration of Priorities, which will set out the primary issues where youth action is needed to support sustainable development. The document will be shaped through consultations and input from the Global Action and Impact Network and YA25 Delegates, and will be presented at a civil society meeting at the United Nations.

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Discover the Youth Assembly virtual dialogues with youth leaders

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