Inspired by Delegates’ call for engagement opportunities beyond The Youth Assembly, the GDL Series combines the flagship conference with a comprehensive enrichment program package that consists of field visits, working group sessions, special events, and accommodations.
Teniendo en cuenta nuestro presente, es difícil ignorar las crisis a las que aún nos enfrentamos: millones de personas viven en extrema pobreza, existen numerosos conflictos violentos y nos hallamos ante una creciente crisis ambiental. Éstos son solo algunos de los temas sobre los que tanto los jóvenes como todos nosotros debemos actuar urgentemente. La idea de que los jóvenes no ven estas crisis como realistas, no les afecta o no les interesa es errónea.
When considering our current times, it is hard to draw away from the urgent crises we face – millions still in extreme poverty, deadly conflicts raging, and a growing environmental crisis. These are just some of the issues where concerted action by youth, and indeed by all, is desperately needed. However, the idea that these crises are hopeless, or that young people are disaffected and disinterested is wrong.
In his first interaction in a foreign land, Harry was shocked at the perception that existed about Americans and saw a great need to foster better understanding between people of the world. This led him to create the Ambassadors for Friendship program and ultimately the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation.
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“.
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.
Building upon FAF’s legacy of bringing the world together through cultural exchange, youth development, and global education programs, Andrew Macdonald will be leading and developing the organization’s overall strategic plan and successful execution of its unique mission.