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It’s Time: Youth for Global Impact

February 14-16, 2020 • New York City, USA
February Dates

Learning Objectives

The learning objectives at the conference are guided by our Theory of Change. Through a holistic program, the participants will be able to:

  • Connect and Engage – Build partnerships and motivation through connecting with influential young leaders, experts, and practitioners from across sectors and global regions
  • Learn and Develop Skills – Discover groundbreaking new tools, knowledge, training, and resources to succeed in their projects
  • Take Action and Create Impact – Co-create solutions and engage in new initiatives and opportunities to bring real impact to local and global communities.

Provisional Program Agenda

February 14, 2020, Friday

Opening Ceremony

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Call to Order


Klevisa Kovaci, Program Manager, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation

Opening Address

Dr. Andrew Macdonald, Executive Director, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation



Impact Challenge Finalists

Yumna Khan, Youth Development Specialist, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation

Important Announcements

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.

Need accommodations during the conference?

The Youth Assembly Global Development Leadership Series includes accommodations and introduce aspiring leaders into the world of international development and affairs through an exploration of key principles and practices across a wide range of global issues, as well as high-level exchange with important players in the field.
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Interested in joining a global cultural event?

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.

Want to connect with other changemakers and leaders?

The Youth Assembly Action and Impact Hub provides delegates a unique opportunity to showcase their projects and the impact they have made in their communities and globally to participants of the conference. Selected delegates will receive additional information.
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The 25th Session of The Youth Assembly

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