A Video Message from FAF’s New Executive Director

  Video Transcript: 00:00 – Hello! My name is Andrew Macdonald and I’m the new Executive Director at the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation. I’m truly very excited to be part of this wonderful organization with a history that spans over 50 years. 00:14 – But first, let me thank many of you for the warm welcome that I’ve received since I’ve started. I’ve been here just over 6 weeks and I

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Announcing the Program Agenda for the 23rd Session of The Youth Assembly

  Dear Friends, I am pleased to announce the Program Agenda for our upcoming 23rd Youth Assembly, taking place from February 15-17, 2019 in New York City. This year, we have chosen a theme that encapsulates the overall essence of our work at The Youth Assembly: “Empowering Youth for Global Development“. Young people represent a majority of the population in many countries, and we believe it is important that we

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Application for the Impact Challenge 2019 is Now Open

Application for the Impact Challenge 2019 is Now Open

Create game-changing solutions for today’s most pressing issues. Early this year, we launched our first-ever Impact Challenge, which mobilizes youth to propose and enact meaningful, socially-responsible projects that address social, economic, and environmental issues around the world. We are calling young changemakers to join us again next year at the 23rd Session of The Youth Assembly and compete for the chance to win support for your start-up. COMPETITION The Youth

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Friendship Ambassadors Foundation Announces Andrew Macdonald as Executive Director

Friendship Ambassadors Foundation Announces Andrew Macdonald as Executive Director

Greenwich, CT – Friendship Ambassadors Foundation (FAF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Macdonald as its new Executive Director, effective October 1, 2018. Building upon FAF’s legacy of bringing the world together through cultural exchange, youth development, and global education programs, Andrew will be leading and developing the organization’s overall strategic plan and successful execution of its unique mission. With today’s young people as the world’s greatest untapped

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How Much Do You Know About Poverty Around the World?

How Much Do You Know About Poverty Around the World?

On End Poverty Day, World Bank recently launched a new report called 2018 Poverty and Shared Prosperity: Piercing Together the Poverty Puzzle. The new study explores core measures of extreme poverty and introduces new pieces to the poverty puzzle – broadening the ways poverty is defined and measured beyond monetary poverty in order to recognize the complexity of poverty and inequalities across individuals, households, and countries. The picture of poverty

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