Speakers

The 26th session will feature speakers from global institutions and notable organizations leading the way towards a better world.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Michelle Bachelet

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Conference

Special Adviser to the Secretary-General, United Nations 75th Anniversary

Fabrizio Hochschild

Special Adviser to the Secretary-General, United Nations 75th Anniversary

Conference

Director at Peace Corps

Dr. Jody Olsen

Director at Peace Corps

Conference

Founder and Chair at OneShared.World

Jamie Metzl

Founder and Chair at OneShared.World

Conference

Environment and Human Rights Associate at Human Rights Watch

Cara Schulte

Environment and Human Rights Associate at Human Rights Watch

Pre-Conference

Senior Communications Officer at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

Dana Sleiman

Senior Communications Officer at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

Pre-Conference

Agency Senior Advisor on Youth at USAID

Michael McCabe

Agency Senior Advisor on Youth at USAID

Conference

UN Assistant Secretary-General

Satya Tripathi

UN Assistant Secretary-General & Head of NY Office at UN Environment

Pre-Conference

Professor of Sociology and Yankelovich Chair in Social Thought at University of California-San Diego

Lane Kenworthy

Professor of Sociology and Yankelovich Chair in Social Thought at University of California-San Diego

Pre-Conference

Executive Director at the Institute for Economics

Michael Collins

Executive Director at the Institute for Economics & Peace

Pre-Conference

Founder of Earth Uprising

Alexandria Villaseñor

Founder of Earth Uprising

Conference

Youth Observer to the UN at UNA-USA

Jay'Len Boone

Youth Observer to the UN at UNA-USA

Conference

Founder and CEO of International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges

Dr. Miroslav Polzer

Founder and CEO of International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges

Pre-Conference

Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs

Tanya Domi

Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs

Conference

Climate Activist

Rebecca Hardenbrook

Climate Activist

Conference

Climate Activist

Johanna Schwarz

Climate Activist

Conference

More speakers to be announced

Theme and Agenda

Accelerate! Youth for SDGs 2030

July 8, 15, 22 (Pre-conference Sessions) •  August 7–9 (Conference)

With only 10 years left, urgent action is needed by all sectors of society to expedite progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The COVID-19 global pandemic has disrupted the world as we know it and has rendered action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) even more urgent. Young people – through their ingenuity, energy, open-mindedness, and entrepreneurship – are in a unique position to bridge the gap between the SDGs and advancing the remaining work needed to achieve them.

July 8

Pre-conference Sessions

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST

  • Session 1: Introduction
  • Session 2 – Peace: “Protecting the Most Vulnerable during COVID-19”

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

  • Session 3 – Environment: “Environmental Protection and Future Role of Youth”

The 26th Session of The Youth Assembly

Registration is now open.