Human Development Track

  • Celebrate diversity through meaningful performances during The Youth Assembly Culture Fest
  • Attend a visit/briefing at the UNA-USA at the UN Foundation Offices.
  • Engage in Seminars and working sessions on Human Development.
  • Celebrate new friendships at the Welcome Gala, a private dining event in Washington D.C.

Sample Itinerary

Tuesday, August 6th

Washington DC

  • Arrival and check in
  • Orientation

Track Capacity and Participants

Limited spots are available. Especially recommended for undergraduate or graduate students, or interested young professionals


Please plan your flight and travel around the following schedule in order to participate in all components of your selected GDL Series Option and Track:

Arrival – Washington DC Accommodation, Tuesday, August 6th between 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Departure – Washington DC Accommodation, Sunday, August 11th before 11:00 am

Concept Note

Since 2000, global poverty has been cut in half, but even today one in ten people in developing regions live on less than $1.90 a day, and millions of people near the poverty line. Poverty is a lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. It encompasses hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination, and exclusion and lack of participation in decision-making. Human development cuts through all 17 Sustainable Development Goals, with particular emphasis on Goals 1. No Poverty, 2. Zero hunger, 3. Good Health, 4. Quality Education, 8. Decent Work, and 10. Reduced Inequalities.

Human development is the capability to live a long and healthy life with dignity, freedoms, and opportunities. It entails living a healthy and creative life and accessing resources needed for a decent standard of living. Human development is people-centered, comprehensive, and context-specific and seeks growth with equity while widening people’s choices.

There remain many obstacles to achieving human development for all, including ethnic, social, political, economic and gender inequalities, which are the source of conflict to global crises. The Human Development Track and approach train Delegates to tackle such problems for a more equitable world.

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The 26th Session of The Youth Assembly

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