Deadline 31st July 2020: | Age 16+ | Registration is now open to attend the 26th Youth Assembly, taking place virtually for the first time.


In the face of new challenges and opportunities, the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation convenes the 26th Session of the Youth Assembly in a virtual setting with the theme “Accelerate! Youth for SDGs 2030” to hasten the mobilization for the SDGs during the vital remaining 10 years. This program is a part of the Decade of Youth Action (DYA) Campaign, following the official DYA Launch on March 4, 2020 at the United Nations headquarters in New York City to renew and further commitment for the SDGs, particularly by youth.

Young leaders from around the world will gather online to learn, engage in, and resolve to act to accelerate progress towards achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals through action at the local and global scales.

Virtual Format

After 18 years of consecutive signature Youth Assembly gatherings that have brought together thousands of young people from around the world, the 26th Youth Assembly Virtual sees the first large-scale global conference that is entirely virtual held.  In this way, the Summit will enable global and inclusive participation, and incorporate and connect the voices of youth from around the world.

The YA26 Virtual consists of:

  • Conference – a three-day online conference from August 7 – 9, 2020 featuring Opening and Closing plenaries, a variety of virtual panels and discussions on central SDG topics, networking activities, and more. The summit will include youth participants from around the world and showcase participant content through action-oriented projects, arts initiatives, and multicultural sharing.
  • Pre-Conference Sessions – a series of preparatory specialized virtual events and activities leading up to the Summit to take place weekly throughout July in preparation for the 26th Youth Assembly Virtual. These will feature experts from the field, and take the shape of webinars, discussion forums, online skill- building workshops, chats, and more.

Following completion of the YA26 Summit and Pre-Conference Sessions, participants will receive a Certificate and be deemed “Friendship Ambassadors,” working to address the world’s greatest challenges while embodying the values of Friendship.

As next steps, graduating YA26 Delegates may partake in upcoming Decade of Youth Action activities and join the Global Action and Impact Network (GAIN) to connect with community members, continue their engagement, and create or scale up their projects for the SDGs.

Using virtual gatherings, knowledge sharing, and follow-up engagements, the 26th Youth Assembly Virtual aims to continue inspiring and catalyzing youth action. Joining this conference for the SDGs, participants become part of the greater DYA Campaign and efforts to help make possible a more healthy, peaceful, and sustainable world.

 Eligibility Requirements
Delegates must be at least 16 years old by July 1, 2020
Proven track record of leadership experience, school, or community involvement
Interest in global affairs, sustainable development, and youth issues
Proficiency in English (Intermediate Level)

 Key Dates
May 18, 2020 – Opening of registration
June 30, 2020 – Last day to register for full program (pre-conference sessions in July and conference in August)
July 31, 2020 – Last day to register for conference only in August

Inclusions and Fees

With exclusive access to the 26th Youth Assembly Virtual platform, the participant will be able to:

– Build your own profile and connect with speakers and other delegates within the platform.
– Engage in live or simulive webcasts, live Q&A, and polls presented by notable experts.
– Enrich the discussion on certain topics by participating in forums before/after each session.
– Get access to the recordings of concluded sessions for further review or reflection.
– View or download additional resources provided by presenters during their sessions.
– Share your talent or witness others by taking part in the CultureFest Talent showcase
– Share the beauty of your country’s tradition and culture
– Apply to present the exceptional work you are doing among other delegates

  1. Full Program – $230 USD
    Dates: Pre-conference sessions (July 8, 15, 22, 2020), Conference (August 7–9, 2020)
    – One-month access to the 26th Youth Assembly Virtual platform from July 8–August 9, 2020
    – Additional one-month post-event access to archived webcasts, discussion forums, messages, and resources within the platform
  2. Conference only – $165 USD
    Dates: Conference (August 7–9, 2020)
    – 3-day access to the 26th Youth Assembly Virtual platform from August 7–9, 2020
    – Additional one-month post-event access to archived webcasts, discussion forums, messages, and resources within the platform

Full details at the official link below and check out updates here @youthassembly


Apply before 31st July, 2020