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.
- 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
To join the IYC delegation, please contact with - firstname.lastname@example.org