International Youth Day 2019: Engaging Youth to Advance Sustainable Cities and Communities

United Nations Headquarters


The United Nations Department of Global Communications (DGC) Civil Society Unit in collaboration with the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation invites you to an event in celebration of International Youth Day, which will bring together young people to discuss how we can promote sustainable communities through deeper youth engagement and leadership.

With rapid urbanization and a historically large youth population, advancing inclusive sustainable development is a top priority for communities worldwide. Global issues like poverty, climate change, and inequality especially affect youth adversely in both urban and rural areas. These challenges necessitate the participation of civil society and young people in devising solutions and taking action to build sustainable, inclusive, and safe communities for all.

Program Schedule

15:00 – 15:20 Welcome Address
15:25 – 16:25 Panel: Youth for Inclusive and Sustainable Communities
16:35 – 17:35 Youth Declaration Global Open Mic Session
17:40 – 18:00 Closing Plenary

Registration Guidelines

  • This event is free and open to the public. If you have a valid UNHQ Grounds Pass, please indicate accordingly. Please note that Eventbrite registration does not mean guaranteed admission.
  • Valid government-issued photo identification from a United Nations Member State or Observer State or a US driver’s license to enter UN Headquarters will be required to redeem event tickets. The information submitted on this form should match the information on the I.D. you present the day of the event. DO NOT submit your name on behalf of someone else.