27th Session of The Youth Assembly

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Do you dare to reshape the world?

On August 12-14th, the 27th Session of the Youth Assembly themed "Dare to reshape the world" will be taking place at the Convene at Brookfield Place in New York City, NY, USA. This premier conference center will be the perfect space to welcome hundreds of young leaders from around the world in the heart of Manhattan, New York steps away from attractions like the World Trade Center and Oculus. 

About the Youth Assemby

The Youth Assembly is a global platform that cultivates an international network of young leaders and changemakers through exchange, education, action and impact. It empowers the next generation with opportunities to connect with like-minded peers, trailblazers, and influencers; develop global competence and critical skills; and transform their vision for a better future into action.


Since 2004, the Youth Assembly has created an intergenerational space for dialogue among civil society, academia, the private sector, and youth to tackle innovative solutions to global issues in the 21st century. Originally launched by the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation (FAF), the Youth Assembly became a part of AFS Intercultural Programs in 2022. Both organizations bring decades of experience in the world of international education and cultural exchange, and a shared focus on developing the next generation of young leaders.

What does the Assembly include?

  • Keynote speeches - Get inspired by today's trailblazers and influencers

  • Thematic Discussions - Interact with panels of experts and leaders in various areas of inquiry
  • Skill-building Workshops - Engage in in-depth discussions or activities to develop practical skills
  • AFS Prize for Young Global Citizens Finals - Finalists pitch their ideas to distinguished panel of judges for funding 
  • Networking - Make connections with young leaders from all over the world
  • Awards - Find out the winners of the Outstanding Youth Delegate Award
  • Field Visits - Get an inside look into the working of global and national institutions and organizations
  • Special Events - Make new friends or collaborators through special dinners, CultureFest and more

Eligibility requirements

  • Delegates must be 18-32 years old 
  • Proven track record of leadership experience, school, or community involvement
  • Interest in global affairs, sustainable development, and youth issues
  • Proficient in English (Intermediate Level)

Interested in finding out more?

One Young World and Youth Assembly Ambassador James Paek will be holding an Youth Assembly information session on June 2nd at 9:30EST/1:30pm GMT/22:30KST.

Sign up here

How to apply?

The deadline for regular registration is June 2nd, with the late registration deadline being June 30th.


Apply here