For any project involving the education of young people abroad in the twenty-first century, we can certainly recommend without reservation the skill, breadth of vision, and ever-evolving, comprehensive contacts of Friendship Ambassadors.
Dr. Devon McNamara
Professor of English, West Virginia Wesleyan College (August 2010)
I had thought that I had both seen and experienced nearly everything in my 25 years of traveling with Friendship Ambassadors Foundation. Little did I know that a new, unique experience was awaiting myself and my performing troupe, Synergy, in the Philippines. […] Suffice it to say, my life has been altered forever.
Dr. Kim Clayton
Director, Clayton Productions, Salt Lake City, Utah (August 2010)
It is a great pleasure to greet the participants in the 2009 Youth Assembly at the United Nations. I thank Friendship Ambassadors Foundation… [for] making this event possible. The world needs you to make the most of this gathering.
Former United Nations Secretary General (August 2009)
Our wonderful trip to Romania and Bulgaria with FAF was a positive, life-changing cultural and social experience. I truly believe that the values, goals, and accomplishments of FAF are critical to world peace.
Dr. Lyn Schenbeck
Director of Choral and Orchestral Activities, Agnes Scott College (July 2001)
On the wonderful work that Friendship Ambassadors is accomplishing, I commend you for your leadership in promoting cultural exchange between people both young and old around the world. Hillary joins me in sending her best wishes.
Former US President (January 2001)
I commend FAF’s efforts to work with young people in the Balkans to help them find possible means and ways to peace and reconciliation. I would also wish to stress the importance of generous support for this project.
Former President of Finland and 2008 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
I congratulate and thank you for your vision and leadership of this outstanding conference over the years. It is an investment in a more peaceful future and I know these young people will never forget it. They are full of optimism and growing confidence and I am heartened when I see them.
Senior Advisor, United Nations Foundation
The Permanent Mission of Austria is proud to be a lead endorser of the 2018 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations. We believe that for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda we need partnerships across the world, particularly between generations.
H.E. Mr. Jan Kickert
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Austria to the UN (2017)
Mongolia is honored to be a lead endorser of the 2018 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations […] The 2018 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations, which will bring together more than 1,000 leaders and professionals from around the world, will be an important event in recognizing the young people are recognized as agents of change, entrusted with fulfilling their own potential and ensuring a world fit for future generations.
H.E. Mr. Sukhbold Sukhee
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the UN (2017)
[T]he Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations proudly supports Friendship Ambassadors Foundation and will co-organize the 2018 Winter Youth Assembly.
H.E. Mr. Michal Mlynár
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the UN (2017)
The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kenya is pleased to be a lead endorser of the 20th session of the Youth Assembly at the UN […] The YA is an opportunity to listen and address the concerns of youth and engage them as equal partners on this journey towards 2030.
H.E. Mr. Macharia Kamau
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kenya to the UN (2017)
Portugal has been a staunch supporter of the Youth Agenda at the UN and our commitment to this year’s Youth Assembly reflects my country’s position towards a full, meaningful and inclusive youth participation in all aspects regarding youth at the United Nations.
H.E. Mr. Álvaro Mendonça e Moura
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Portugal to the UN (2017)
Sri Lanka is delighted to be a part of the 20th Session of the Youth Assembly this year. We all are well aware that young people are the agents of change of the future of this world, and their commitment to realizing our future goals, set in the 2030 Agenda, is of utmost importance.
H.E. Dr. Amrith Rohan Perera
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations (2017)
It’s been 20 years since the admirable Friendship Ambassadors Foundation has been organizing the Youth Assembly to the UN – a wonderful opportunity for youngsters from all over the world to network and debate on crucial issues for them and the humanity!
H.E. Ms. Simona-Mirela Miculescu
Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the UN Office in Belgrade (2017)
The 2017 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations marks an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to young people, and the topic ‘Realizing the 2030 Agenda: Youth in Action’ is as timely as ever.
H.E. Mr. Ib Petersen
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations (2017)
Australia is delighted to support this year’s Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations. It is vital for all our futures that we encourage young leaders from around the world to engage in all of the UN’s work, particularly the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
H.E. Ms. Gillian Bird
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Australia to the UN (2017)