Announcements

  •  The 2018 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations will take place in February 14-16, 2019.  To receive updates regarding the Youth Assembly, subscribe to our mailing list.

What they say about FAF

“Traveling with FAF this summer for two weeks in Peru was more than we could have imagined. The kids all went home with amazing memories and life-changing experience – Thanks FAF for yet another amazing tour! See you next year!”

– Kieri V. Coombs, Creative DIrector, Performing Groups for Youth, Sacramento, CA, 2010

“I just wanted to let you know that the kids got back safely, happily. They all had really positive things to say about the trip. I thank you for putting this trip together and especially from an educational standpoint the kids really had an amazing experience. Thanks.”

– Jennifer Bell, Director of Foreign Languages, Nyack High School, February 2005

“What an extraordinary experience this tour was; both as an artistic and traveling endeavor. I must offer my sincere appreciation and thanks to you and to everyone at Friendship Ambassadors that help make this trip a huge success … our experiences in the Czech Republic and Hungary were sensational. I think the experience for the girls will be one they will carry with them always, and one we will all grow from. … the dancing was magnificent … It is my sincere hope that we at the NWCA continue our relationship with Friendship Ambassadors and hopefully do more of these marvelous tours … This was the BEST!”

– Mimi Wallace, Director of Dance, Northern Westchester Center for the Arts, July 2000

“I had thought that I had both seen and experienced nearly everything in my 25 years of traveling with the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation. Little did I know that a new, unique experience was awaiting myself and my performing troupe, Synergy, in the Philippines. Suffice it to say, my life has been altered forever. I commend the entire staff of FA for their efforts!”

– D Kim Clayton, Clayton Productions, Utah 2010

What's New

We are launching our new website soon!

Thank you for your patience as we update our new website. Stay tuned for announcements regarding its launch by signing up here. To see our most current program, please visit the Youth Assembly at the United Nations.

2018 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations

Friendship Ambassadors Foundation (FAF) is pleased to announce the dates for the upcoming session of the Youth Assembly in 2018. Organized on the theme of “Innovation and Collaboration for a Sustainable World,” the 21st session of the Youth Assembly is tentatively scheduled from 14-16 February 2018 and will serve as a forum to open up new pathways for cooperation, while harnessing the creativity and energy of youth delegates for global impact. In alignment with the upcoming 2018 High-Level Political Forum, the conference will focus on the environmental dimensions of the 2030 Agenda, particularly Goals 671112, and 15Read the Concept Note →

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

FAF invites youth from around the world to apply for next year’s Winter Youth Assembly. Delegate applications are open to youth between the ages of 16 to 28 who exemplify strong potential or have made an impact as leaders and changemakers in their communities. Interested applicants who are 29 years or older may apply as an Observer. Apply now →

EARLY BIRD-REGISTRATION

Participants who register during the Early-Bird registration period (16 October – 30 November 2017) have the opportunity to attend a briefing/visit at a Permanent Mission to the United Nations, in addition to all of the sessions at the Youth Assembly at the United Nations. Read FAQs →

OUTSTANDING YOUTH DELEGATE AWARD

Carrying on this year’s successful run, FAF will once again recognize two (2) Outstanding Youth Delegates for the 2018 Winter edition. The winners will have the unique opportunity to speak during the Youth Assembly and inspire other young people through their work and commitment to global development and the success of the SDGs.

More opportunities for accepted delegates will be announced next year.

DELEGATE PACKAGE

The Delegate Package is designed to extend the Youth Assembly experience beyond the conference and provide an exclusive networking opportunity to delegates, in addition to affordable accommodation and meals during their stay in the United States. Go here to learn more →.

Read more and apply