28th youth assembly
Breakthrough to a Better Future
August 11-13, 2023 in New York City
Powerful discussions took place at The 28th Session of the AFS Youth Assembly! More than 30 different panels and sessions explored the topics of Reducing Inequalities, Education & Employment, Climate Action, Global Trust and Global Solidarity. Hundreds of dynamic young global citizens from over 100 countries gathered in New York City aspiring to make a Breakthrough to a Better Future and take important actions towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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.
26th youth assembly
Accelerate! Youth for SDGs 2030
JULY 8, 15, 22 (PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS) • AUGUST 7–9 (CONFERENCE)
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.
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.