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  •  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.

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“The Grosse Pointe South choir’s trip to NYC was well organized and very exciting. We so enjoyed the UN and the opportunity to sing for the UN (International) school … (T)he workshop with Gavin Creel – and then watching him in Hair – was an experience our students will never forget. I have traveled with FAF since 1976 and each trip has been a new and exciting experience. By the way, our rooms … were amazing. We were only a half of a block off Times Square and I could lie in my bed and watch Times Square’s ball turn from red, to blue, to green. What memories we will all have. Thank you.” – Ellen J. Bowen, Director of Choral Activities, Grosse Pointe South High School

“I applaud the efforts of FAF!”

– Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 

“Friendship Ambassadors Foundation exchanges are a key part of our hope for opportunities to explore fresh paths of communication, information, and friendship. These initiatives will increase understanding, help eliminate barriers of culture and language, and enhance opportunities for peace. You have my appreciation and best wishes for success in your endeavors.”

– Former President Ronald Reagan

“The Youth Assembly 2005 was a successful and engaging event and the initiative that your organization put forth was much appreciated. Please accept this as an expression of WFUNA’s wishes for even deeper and continued cooperation with FAF in the future.”

Incia Zaffar, World Federation of United Nations Associations

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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 →.

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