Special Events

Global Development Leadership Series

Beginning with its choral concert tours in 1973 to the Rhythms of One World Concerts from 2012-2015, the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation continues its tradition of using music and the arts in all its work to connect people from around the world. The Global Development Leadership (GDL) Series features unique social events to bring together Delegates in a musical celebration of lasting friendships and diverse cultures represented at The Youth Assembly.

► CultureFest

Hundreds of Delegates to The Youth Assembly share dances, songs, and traditional wear from their cultures and countries in this multicultural showcase extravaganza at the Closing Ceremony! CultureFest celebrates diversity and friendships as a powerful force for positive change in the world.

Talent Auditions

The Youth Assembly is now accepting talent auditions for the CultureFest. Those who fully register for The Youth Assembly Conference or GDL Series before June 15, 2019, will receive instructions on how to submit their performance audition.
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► Manhattan Boat Cruise

Delegates participating in the New York Package and Premier Package of the GDL Series voyage through a sightseeing boat tour of Manhattan. Delegates experience the New York City skyline and iconic monuments through the East River and Hudson River in this dinner cruise and dancing festivity.

► Welcome Gala

Welcome Gala brings together The Youth Assembly Delegates of the GDL series in a private dining event in Washington D.C. Delegates network and form friendships for the days to come, while enjoying a night out in the heart of the U.S. Capital in this kick-off soirée.

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Registration is now open.