Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations 2013

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Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations 2013

Time: January 31, 2013 to February 1, 2013
Location: USA
Street: UNHQ
City/Town: UNHQ, New York
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Event Type: assembly
Organized By: Friendship Ambassadors Foundation
Latest Activity: Sep 13, 2014

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Event Description

The Youth Assembly demonstrates what committed, global youth leaders can and have accomplished in support of the MDGs. Each year the reviews grow stronger in appreciation for what the Youth Assembly offers and what it proves we can all do together.

Youth Assembly Overview :

Focus: Young Professionals, New Technology, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Social Entrepreneurship for the MDGs

Program: YA+11B: The Executive Sessions

Theme: The MDGs and Beyond: Youth Leaders Making a Difference, Today and Tomorrow

Platform: Plenary sessions, workshops, round table discussions, networking

Leadership: Renowned speakers and expert workshop facilitators; U.N. Staff participation at all sessions; Young leaders like yourself from around the world

Special Events: Tours of UN Headquarters and Evening receptions, MDG Campaign Night, Final Evening 'Culture Night' Event

The goals of the Youth Assembly at the United Nations are to…

1- Provide access to and information about the work, successes and current challenges of the United Nations;

2- Promote increased youth participation in UN programs, agencies and NGO affiliates;
Strengthen commitment to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals;

3- Connect committed youth with opportunities, mentors, colleagues, and new associates;

4- Recognize the artistic and diplomatic efforts of young people already involved in development and humanitarian initiatives;

5- Promote renewal of a commitment to serve and respect this most important international institution.

Some background: At the Millennium General Assembly in 2000, all Heads of State created and unanimously agreed to work toward the accomplishment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). But it is the people of each country that must come together to take action to see that these goals are achieved and that we can finally live in a New Millennium that we are proud to bequeath to future generations of all nations.

Why attend?

- To learn about the United Nations and how you can become involved in the success of the 8 UN MDGs
- To hear great speakers and workshop leaders
- To voice your opinions on the urgent issues of today and help make a permanent impact throughout the world
- To meet other dedicated young people from all over the world

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