• Friendship Ambassadors Foundation Announces New Acting Executive Director


    The foundation has officially announced the selection of Ms. Yin-Chu Jou as its new acting executive director. Read more here.

What they say about FAF

“We strongly support FAF’s mission to create international cultural opportunities . . . please, do your best to help them in their non-profit efforts.”

- Andras Torok, former Secretary of State for Culture, Hungary

“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

“The Movement Laboratory Youth Ensembles’ “Goodwill thru Dance Program” has traveled with FAF for over 20 years. Ten years ago we traveled to Italy and developed artistic relationships and personalized cultural exchanges. After years of communication we were able to renew these connections with young artists / students and professional colleagues. We are exploring an exchange for a company to come to the USA as our guest in 2008. Partners in Padua, Rome and Florence hosted our dancers with great enthusiasm and respect. Thanks FAF for helping Judy Williams Henry and her Movement Laboratory Youth Ensemble represent the USA as “Children of Hope; Children of Peace”. We will continue to create, illuminate and teach peace.”

- Judy Williams Henry, Founding Artistic Director, Movement Laboratory, July 2007

“It is with sincere thanks that I recognize your long-standing work to promote cultural exchange and understanding.”

- Martin Butora, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the USA

What's New

FAF’s Calendar of Events

10 December 2015 – “Strong UN, Better World” CD Launch: After an inspiring performance at the opening and closing concerts of the Rhythms of One World International Choral Festival in June, the UNRocks Music Group is coming back to ignite people’s hearts with the soft power of music through a joyful single entitled “Strong UN, Better World”, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.  

4-17 January, 2016 –  Service Ambassadors in Ecuador:  Help build a better future for the Shuar community in Ecuador through this unique volunteer service program.  Share your skills and assist in local projects while experiencing the beauty of the country and its people.  For two weeks, volunteers are called to make a difference as they travel from Guayaquil, Cuenca, Limon, Baños, and Salinas.  For inquiries and more information, please send an email to Victor Izquierdo at with the subject heading “Service Ambassadors”. 

17-18 February, 2016 –  Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations: Agenda:  Transforming Our World, the Role of Youth in the Implementation of the SDGs. As the world embarks on a new set of development goals for the next 15 years, today’s youth generation is placed in a crucial moment in history to make them into reality.  Are you ready to take this challenge?  Registration opens on October 1, 2015.

20 June to July 10, 2016 –  The Rhythms of One World 2016: Come join us in a global celebration commemorating the signing of the UN Charter, “We the Peoples”.  The festival for take place in New York City from June 20 to June 26, Geneva from June 27 to July 3, and Sydney from July 3 to July 10.  Application deadline is October 30.  To apply, please contact Festival Founder, Yin Chu Jou (1-800-526-2908 or

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The Rhythms of One World International Choral Festival

For your enjoyment, watch the 2012 Rhythms of One World Festival below:

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