12th Youth Assembly at the United Nations

12th Youth Assembly at the United Nations
Represent! On the Road to Actions
UN General Assembly Hall, NYC, USA
Twitter: @YouthAssembly #YouthUN

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
UN General Assembly (UNGA) Hall, Enter at Visitors Entrance on 1st Avenue at East 47th Street
Networking and Hollaback* Room

  • * In Urban Parlance: “Get Back To Me” or “Please Respond”
  • An Open Space for Quiet Networking and Small Group Presentations
  • Open Wednesday from 9:30am-4:30pm and Friday from 11am-4:30pm
  • Second Floor North Lawn Building (NLB Room to be Assigned)
  • Social Issue Oriented Art on Display: TakingITGlobal’s ADOBE YOUTH VOICES ART EXHIBIT



  • All delegates and guests must check in through UN Security at 1st Ave & 47th St


9:00-9:30am YA Registration Desk, North Lawn Building

  • Check-In: Delegates, Speakers, Media, Resolution Project, IYC, and Volunteers
  • Doors open to GA Hall (North Lawn Building)



9:30am Welcome to the 12th Youth Assembly at the United Nations

  • Patrick Sciarratta, Opening Session Officiant
  • Co-Founder and Project Director, Youth Assembly at the United Nations
  • Conference Musical Opening: Song Medley for Peace
  • Tami Tyree, Singer; Founder, Echoes of Our Ancestors
  • Daryle Pooser, Guitarist

Official Conference Welcomes

  • Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary General
  • Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, UN High-Representative, Alliance of Civilizations
  • Simona Miculescu, H.E. Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations
  • Video: Roots & Shoots youth organization
  • Dr. Jane Goodall, the Jane Goodall Institute

10:20-10:30am Youth Welcome and Challenge

  • Sam Vaghar, YA@UN alumnus, International Youth Council (IYC), Executive Director and Co-founder, Millennium Campus Network

10:30-10:40am VIDEO: 8MDGs, Overview
10:40-11:40am Opening Panel: Youth Leadership and Global Development in the 21st Century

  • Ramu Damodaran, Deputy Director for Partnerships and Public Engagement, UN DPI Outreach Division, Moderator
  • Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Special Envoy for Youth
  • Daniel Bena, Head, Global Sustainable Development, PepsiCo
  • Sam Vaghar, Executive Director and Co-founder, Millennium Campus Network
  • Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Founder, Global Movement for The Culture of Peace, Former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

11:45-Noon WFUNA Globetrotters: Educational Exchange and Service Opportunities
12:00-12:15pm ANNOUNCEMENTS
12:15-1:15pm LUNCH BREAK
1:15-2:45pm Workshop Schedule: 2 Conference Rooms = 4 workshops

  • Workshop Session 1, 1:15pm-1:55pm
  • Workshop session 2, 2:05pm-2:45pm

1:30pm NOTE EARLY: Doors Open to GA Hall