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Tentative Venue:

New York University, New York City, USA


Learn | Connect | Act

Program Agenda

February 14, 2020, Friday

Arrival, Registration, and Check-in

Between 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Church of the Covenant

Opening Ceremony

7:00 – 8:30 PM (Doors open 6:30 PM)
Hunter College

Call to Order

Musical Performance

The United Nations Chamber Music Society of the UNSRC


Klevisa Kovaci, Program Manager, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation

Opening Address

Dr. Andrew Macdonald, Executive Director, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation


H.E. Mr. Jürgen Schulz, Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations

Alexandria Villaseñor, Climate Activist and Founder of Earth Uprising

Impact Challenge Finalists

Yumna Khan, Youth Development Specialist, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation

Important Announcements

For Global Development Leadership (GDL) Series, please refer to the preliminary schedule, which starts on Thursday, February 13, 2020.

Focus Areas

Human Development

Examine the intricacies of the human condition in a fast-changing world and brainstorm solutions on how to address major issues such as poverty, health, education, and various forms of inequalities.


Delve into an exploration of our world’s biggest environmental issues, including climate change, pollution, loss of biodiversity, as well as exciting new solutions such as renewable energy, green technology, and sustainable business, cities, and transport.


Learn the importance of including youth as stakeholders in achieving long term peace and stability and ways on how youth can have an impact in peacebuilding, plus other interrelated issues such as refugees and migration, human rights and institutions, and peaceful forms of civil resistance.


Discover the role of technology in addressing contemporary challenges, with an emphasis on exploring its positive as well as potentially negative implications and how youth can be prepared for new challenges on the horizon and beyond.

The 26th Session of The Youth Assembly

Registration is now open.