Call For 2017 Summer Youth Assembly @ UN HEADQUARTERS, New York City

2017 Summer Youth Assembly

August 9-12, 2017

UN Headquarters, New York City


#Society For All: Equity and Inclusion for a sustainable future 

The 20th session of the Youth Assembly at the United Nations presents both an enormous opportunity and a challenge to stimulate and ensure youth engagement and participation in achieving an inclusive and sustainable future where no one is left behind.

Guided by the overarching principle of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, “leaving no one behind,” the conference will explore cross-cutting issues and solutions for sustainable development in the social, economic, and environmental dimensions. While youth are among those subjected to exclusion and marginalization, they have the potential to accelerate and achieve sustainable development in their communities and beyond. With their unique sets of skills and perspectives in today’s ever-evolving world, they remain at the frontlines of innovation and change.


Outstanding Youth Delegate Award

Ten (10) finalists will be selected from the accepted youth delegates of the 2017 Summer Youth Assembly at the United Nations.

Not a delegate yet? Apply here.

After a rigorous selection process, two (2) Outstanding Youth Delegates will be identified out of the 10 finalists and will be awarded at the closing session. Each of the winners will be awarded with the unique opportunity to speak on the podium regarding their commitment to global development and the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and will be highlighted on the Youth Assembly website and various social media platforms.


1. All applicants should answer the required questionnaire (Part 2 on the application form) carefully and to the best of their ability. To be eligible, the applicant should be 16-28 years old as of August 9, 2017 and have been accepted as a delegate for the current session of the Youth Assembly. Please find copy of the questionnaire here.

Important: Please note that separate submissions via email or any means other than the application form will not be considered.

2. Responses to the questionnaire will be reviewed and evaluated based on the applicant’s unique perspective and demonstrated understanding and commitment towards global development and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Friendship Ambassadors Foundation will identify and select the top 10 most promising questionnaire submissions out of all accepted delegate applications.

3. The 10 finalists will be notified and provided further instructions via email on / before June 19, 2017. Finalists will be required to present any form of evidence that supports their application during the next round of selection. All finalists will then undergo the first round of interviews, which will assess the characteristics, skills, experience, and achievements of each candidate. Only a few will be contacted back for a final interview, which will culminate to the selection of the 2 winners.


An outstanding youth delegate should:

Characteristics and Skills

  • Have a global perspective
  • Have a demonstrated understanding and commitment towards global development and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • Have charisma and exceptional public speaking skills
  • Demonstrate great self-awareness and a desire for self-improvement and learning
  • Possess integrity and have a good reputation within and outside his/her community


  • Exemplify excellent leadership capabilities with proven experience of playing an active role towards social action and/or sustainable development solutions
  • Have unparalleled experience working with various sectors or organizations towards serving and improving his/her community, as well as promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


  • Have unique contributions to his/her community
  • Have proven track record of exceptional achievements related to youth engagement, social action and/or sustainable development solutions
  • Possess remarkable potential in contributing to the success of global development and the Sustainable Development Goals


April 3, 2017 – June 15, 2017: Conference and Delegate Package registration period

June 15 – June 19, 2017: Top ten finalists will be notified via email

June 19 – 22, 2017: Top ten finalists interviews (Round 1)

June 23, 2017: Finalists will be notified via email for interviews

June 26 – 29, 2017: Finalist interviews (Round 2)

July 3, 2017: Outstanding Youth Delegate Award Winners will be notified via email

August 12, 2017: Awarding of Outstanding Youth Delegates

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Eligibility & Selection

Youth Assembly Delegate* must be:

  • Between the ages of 16 – 28 (at the time of the conference)

  • Actively involved in his/her community
  • Interested in sustainable development and the United Nations
  • Strongly motivated to become a changemaker in their community and the world

Interested applicants who are older than 28 may apply as a Youth Assembly Observer*.

Applications are evaluated based on the individual’s work or involvement, achievements, and interest in sustainable development and the United Nations.

*Please note that becoming a Youth Assembly Delegate/Observer does not constitute an official position as a representative, delegate or ambassador of your country.

How to Participate


Participants who register for the conference have the opportunity to attend all conference sessions at the Youth Assembly at the United Nations.


Participants who register for a Delegate Package have the opportunity to attend several other exclusive activities beyond all conference sessions at the Youth Assembly, as well as receive arranged services including accommodations, meals, land transportation, and more.

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