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600+ Delegates
70+ countries
50+ organizations
30+ sessions

The Youth Assembly is a unique platform that cultivates a global network of young leaders and changemakers through exchange, education, and entrepreneurship.


It’s Time: Youth for Global Impact

The 25th session comes at a crucial moment as we enter the decade where urgent action is needed to accelerate solutions on our world’s biggest challenges. Join us as we bring together leaders from civil society organizations, academia, businesses, and international agencies with youth at the center of the conversation.

For the first time, the Youth Assembly will produce a landmark document, called the Declaration of Priorities, which will set out the primary issues where youth action is needed to support sustainable development. The document will be shaped through consultations and input from the Global Action and Impact Network and YA25 Delegates, and will be presented at a civil society meeting at the United Nations.


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 gender inequality, education, unemployment, and more.


Explore some of our world’s biggest environmental issues and innovative solutions ranging from climate action, clean energy, sustainable infrastructures, and green jobs.


Learn the importance of including youth as stakeholders in achieving long term peace and stability and ways on how youth can have an impact on peacebuilding, refugees, and migration.


For Global Development Leadership (GDL) Series, please refer to the preliminary schedule, which starts on Thursday, February 13, 2020.
February 14, 2020, Friday

Opening Ceremony

7:00 – 8:30 PM
Hunter College

Call to Order


Klevisa Kovaci, Program Manager, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation

Opening Address

Dr. Andrew Macdonald, Executive Director, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation


Alexandria Villaseñor, Climate Activist and Founder of Earth Uprising

Impact Challenge Finalists

Yumna Khan, Youth Development Specialist, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation

Important Announcements

We would like to thank the following participating organizations:

The 25th Session of The Youth Assembly

Registrations are now closed.