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The Youth Assembly is an annual gathering of hundreds of young people from around the world who seek practical ways to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, global ...

The Youth Assembly is an annual gathering of hundreds of young people from around the world who seek practical ways to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, global networking and social entrepreneurship skills as well as meeting with and contributing to civil society formally affiliated with the United Nations.

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    • Tomorrow’s Leaders Today The 7 th Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations August 4 - 6, 2010 Friendship Ambassadors Foundation is a 501c3 not for profit, tax-exempt organization, affiliated with the United Nations Department of Public Information and UNESCO ● www.faf.org
    • What is the Youth Assembly?
      • A gathering of nearly 1000 global youth leaders, at UN Headquarters
      • Focus: Youth Led Development and the Millennium Development Goals
      • Outcomes: Idea Leadership, Global Networking, social entrepreneurship
      • Opportunities: Training, Information Sharing, and Cultural Exchange
      Friendship Ambassadors Foundation is a 501c3 not for profit, tax-exempt organization, affiliated with the United Nations Department of Public Information and UNESCO ● www.faf.org
    • Images from the Assembly
    • Goals of the Youth Assembly
      • Provide access to and information about the work, successes, and current challenges of the U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
      • Promote increased youth participation in the achievement of the MDGs
      • Connect committed youth with opportunities, mentors, colleagues, and new associates
      • Recognize the artistic and diplomatic efforts of young people already involved in MDG success
      • Foster and enable cultural exchange as a part of MDG policy discussion
      Friendship Ambassadors Foundation is a 501c3 not for profit, tax-exempt organization, affiliated with the United Nations Department of Public Information and UNESCO ● www.faf.org
    • What occurs at the YA?
      • Introduction to UN Headquarters
      • Three days of information regarding Youth Led Development & the MDGs
      • Informal, live & online social networking
      • Plenary sessions, workshops, and special events, such as:
        • Campaign and Culture Nights
        • Youth Achievement Recognition
        • (United Cultures) U.C. Peace Arts Festival
      Friendship Ambassadors Foundation is a 501c3 not for profit, tax-exempt organization, affiliated with the United Nations Department of Public Information and UNESCO ● www.faf.org
    • Recent Speakers at the YA
        • Arun Gandhi, Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi
        • Kathy Ireland, CEO and Chief Designer of Kathy Ireland Worldwide
        • Rev. Jesse Jackson
        • Johann Olav Koss; other Olympic medalists
        • Angelique Kidjo, Award winning singer-songwriter
        • Dr. Bernard Amadei, Engineers Without Borders
      Friendship Ambassadors Foundation is a 501c3 not for profit, tax-exempt organization, affiliated with the United Nations Department of Public Information and UNESCO ● www.faf.org
    • MDG Leadership Seminar at Fairleigh Dickinson University Friendship Ambassadors Foundation is a 501c3 not for profit, tax-exempt organization, affiliated with the United Nations Department of Public Information and UNESCO ● www.faf.org
    • MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME January 3 - 9, 2011 University for Peace Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica The MDLP provides students with the skills and knowledge to start and lead projects related to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This intensive certificate programme will be hosted on the campus of the UN Mandated University for Peace located in the mountains of Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica. MDLP curriculum focuses on training participants to build a business plan for their own initiatives. A New Initiative A Friendship Ambassadors Foundation Global Leadership Initiative Advancing the U.N. Millennium Development Goals
    • Images from the Leadership Seminar
    • Youth Achievement Recognition
      • Honoring students who make outstanding contributions to MDG-related humanitarian service;
      • Youth Achievement Recognition is awarded to 16-18 year old high school students throughout the world who are nominated by their faculty or community leaders.
      Friendship Ambassadors Foundation is a 501c3 not for profit, tax-exempt organization, affiliated with the United Nations Department of Public Information and UNESCO ● www.faf.org
    • UC Peace Arts Festival
      • Perform at the United Nations as well as other venues in Manhattan: Appear in the special U.C. Peace Arts Festival celebrating world cultures
      • Learn how to use the arts to promote peace and mutual understanding in workshops designed especially for performance groups
      • Participate in the annual Youth Assembly at the UN and engage in exclusive cultural exchanges and informal networking opportunities with hundreds of youth leaders from around the world
      Friendship Ambassadors Foundation is a 501c3 not for profit, tax-exempt organization, affiliated with the United Nations Department of Public Information and UNESCO ● www.faf.org
    • Images from the UC Peace Arts Festival
    • Youth Assembly at the United Nations: Supporters
      • Permanent Missions to the U.N.: Lead Endorser, Permanent Mission of Finland (2010)
      • Previous endorsing Permanent Missions to the United Nations: Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Grenada, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Slovenia, South Africa Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
      • U.N. Department of Public Information
      • U.N. Affiliated NGOs, Foundations/Corporations, Donors
      • Endorsing/Participating NGOs and Organizations have included: AIESEC, Art of Living; Beyond Borders; Caring 4 Kids; Child (Not) Soldier; Children International; Congress of Racial Equity; Engineers Without Borders; Do Something; Executive Committee of NGOs Affiliated with the UNDPI; Common Ground Mediation Center; Engineers Without Borders; Give Them A Hand Foundation; Global Goods Partners; Global Youth Action Network; Go Green; Harvard International Relations Council; International Institute of Integral Human Sciences; Keep a Child Alive; Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Non-Violence; Microcredit Summit Campaign ; Oxfam- NYU; Save the Children; Taking IT Global; TeenAIDS; TCC Group; Temple of Understanding; UNA Hawaii; WFUNA; WISER; Women Deliver
      Friendship Ambassadors Foundation is a 501c3 not for profit, tax-exempt organization, affiliated with the United Nations Department of Public Information and UNESCO ● www.faf.org
    • Youth Assembly Leadership Team In 2002, the original concept for the Youth Assembly at the United Nations was formed by Patrick Sciarratta, Executive Director, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation and Dr. Elaine Valdov, Director, International Institute for the Culture of Peace. Since then, the project has been under FAF’s management. Since 2003, U.N. Headquarters and Pace University have been the venues for the Youth Assembly. The Leadership Seminar, in 2010, will be hosted by Fairleigh Dickinson University. 2010 YA Project Coordinators: Idil Nur Francisco Eguiguren Jauregui Patrick Sciarratta, YA Co-founder, Director For more information and to register for all events: www.faf.org/hl_youthassembly.htm Friendship Ambassadors Foundation is a 501c3 not for profit, tax-exempt organization, affiliated with the United Nations Department of Public Information and UNESCO ● www.faf.org
    • Testimonials... "I miss everyone there! It was so fantastic. I got SO much out of it." - Jillian Thomsen, Australia “ This Youth Assembly offers a timely opportunity to learn from and inspire each other. I urge you to see your time here as a call to action.” - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon “ Now I feel that I am not alone and change is possible.” - Anon., YA Participant “ If you saw the impact you have had on the youth (and young at heart) attending the Assembly you would have to shade your eyes from the brightness of hope. We applaud you for your good work. I send heartfelt thanks to you” - Paulette Schatz, UNDP Kabul-Afghanistan "Simply Fabulous!, the youth assembly set the tone for a future set up for humanity. It was most amazing for me meeting youths of my age, who have done so much …." - Aduragbemi Ogunbanke, Nigeria Friendship Ambassadors Foundation is a 501c3 not for profit, tax-exempt organization, affiliated with the United Nations Department of Public Information and UNESCO ● www.faf.org
    • A Global Youth Leader Posts on Facebook: “ The Youth Assembly is about showing how one person can make a difference by engaging with the challenges of the present and being an educated and active citizen. “ Last year, I came to the Youth Assembly at the United Nations with no agenda. It was humbling to be around young individuals, all equally inspirational, devoted, and accomplished, each wanting to make a big difference in the world. Amongst me were accomplished young individuals – and the one thing that I share with them is a passion to change the world. It is due to the Youth Assembly at the UN that I will be enabled to pursue that passion even further. “ The International Youth Council would not be possible had it not been for your vision. I only wish nothing but success for The Youth Assembly and your work at the United Nations.”   –– Esperanza Garcia, YA Workshop Leader and Youth Leader Participant: 2008 and 2009 (Director of Climate Change, International Youth Council, Philippines, 2010)
    • “ Now I feel that I am not alone and change is possible.” Learn about the 6th Annual Youth Assembly @ the U.N. 4 – 6 August 2010 • Register online today: www.faf.org/hl_youthassembly.htm • Volunteer to help make the 2010 YA a SUCCESS: [email_address] Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, Inc. 299 Greenwich Avenue Greenwich, CT 06830 Thank you.