5th Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations

5th Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations

UN Headquarters,
New York, NY
11-14 August, 2008

Youth Assembly update April, 2008

Greetings from the Youth Assembly!

We would like to share some news about this popular event and invite you to be one of the youth leaders from around the world who are “Taking Plans into Action”.

Fortunately there is still time to register, but hurry, space is very limited!

The Assembly itself:
It is gratifying to note the many endorsers and donors who have joined in support of youth leaders who wish to participate in the Assembly, which is, thanks to their support, FREE after registration. To check out a partial list, see the right side column!

For a listing and bio information for confirmed speakers, check back regularly to our website!
And most important: do not forget to register, as acceptance is by application, only: YA homepage

Leadership Seminar:
Delegates are encouraged to take part in the optional Leadership Seminar which precedes the assembly: August 6-10, 2008.

In the course of the four-day retreat, participants work with professionals who conduct NGO activities of interest and may even create a working action plan for meeting an existing challenge in their home communities or elsewhere around the world. For more information about the Leadership Seminar, visit:Leadership Seminar.
Leadership Seminar participants are invited to join the blog on our website in order to get to know each other in advance and share their experience, ideas and plans with others!

Meet New York:

New to New York or a local resident who wants more time with the international delegates: The organizers offer affordable accommodation packages for all Assembly delegates, upon request. This is a great opportunity to stay with the others, network 24/7, and discover this vibrant city together! Check out the Assembly’s official, Manhattan Accommodation Packages Travel Packages

UCPeace Festival:
Show the world how you use the arts to promote peace and mutual understanding. Youth performance groups (minimum 15 members) are invited to perform in the United Nations to large audiences during the YA. For more information visit: UCPeace Festival

Youth Achievement Award:
We invite YOU, a community leader, guidance couselor, or school principal, to nominate a specially deserving 16-18 year old student for the Youth Achievement Award. All young people who have contributed to humanitarian goals in 2007 are eligible. Awardees are invited to participate in a special ceremony at the United Nations with Olympic Medalists and celebrities. For more information, click on:Youth Achievement Award

Endorsers

Lead Mission:

The Permanent Mission to the United Nations of Hungary

Also Endorsed By
The Permanent Mission to the United Nations of:
Argentina
Belgium
Czech Republic
France
Grenada
Italy
Jordan
Lichtenstein
Monaco
Slovenia
Sweden
Tanzania
Turkey
United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland

Some confirmed speakers

Dr. Arun Gandhi, Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi

Dr. Vandana Shiva, Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology

Dr. Bernard Amadei, Engineers Without Borders

Andy Cunningham, WISER

Angela Mason,
World Vision

Ambassador Ahmad Kamal,
President – Ambassadors Club at the United Nations

Scott Sullivan, Founder of Corps of Compassion

Contact Information
Please check the webiste for more information at http://www.faf.org/programs/unyouthassembly/ya_home.htm

If you have any questions, please write to yaapplications@faf.org

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