Want a say in future United Nations resolutions? Interested in meeting celebrities, world leaders, and global youth? Looking for an experience of a lifetime? Then get involved with the 4th Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations now!
This Youth Assembly, organized by the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation and supported by various consulates and embassies, aims to bring youth together through various activities and events based on culture, leadership, global and social change, peace, the arts, and much more. Participants will be able to meet celebrities and world leaders (including UN Director Jeffrey Sachs and Arun Gandhi, founder of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence and Gandhi’s grandson); obtain one-on-one leadership training; network with business, community, and youth leaders; get a grand tour of New York City; and so much more!
Delegates need to be aged 18-26, though those 16-18 can come with a parent. Adults who work in faculty and in youth or UN related projects are also invited to attend. Group registrations are available. Attendance is by application; you basically need to be of the right age and be able to obtain (or already have) a US visa, or can enter the US without one. The application fee is $95, though you can get a discounted rate of $50 if you are a citizen of a listed low-income or mid-income country. (The price is lower per person on group applications.)
While the 3-Day Assembly itself is free to accepted delegates, the FAF have organized various travel packages that include meals, accommodation, Metro passes, the Leadership training, the New York tour, voting rights, and various other events and activities according to package. These cost from US$675 (RM2331.65) to US$2300 (RM7944.90) but do not include airfare or insurance.
Within the Youth Assembly is also the United Cultures Peace Festival, which showcases cultural performances of all sorts from global youth. They are also scouting for high school and college performers to be part of their international lineup. Performers will also be able to participate in the Assembly as well as selected activities. If you would like to perform, drop them a line.
The 4th Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations are in New York, USA from 12-15 August 2007, with various events taking place before and after the date. Applications close 13 July 2007.
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- 4th Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations
- Friendship Ambassadors Foundation
- 4th Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations: Apply Now!
- 4th Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations: Travel Packages
- United Cultures Peace Festival