The Annual Summit on Youth in the United Nations
"The 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of the UN: Developing Youth Initiatives to Promote Sustainable Economies, Cultural Understanding, and Global Human Rights”
(New York City; September 21st - 26th, 2015 – Held Parallel to the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly)
Summit OverviewThe summer of 2015 will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the last World War and the related results of the establishment of the United Nations, which represents the major transitions that have taken place globally in the development of global human rights towards a more peaceful, prosperous, equal and protected society.
The developments and the events in the last decade, which include the digital revolution, major financial crisis, the Arab spring, the appearance of youth protest movements and the major developments of social communication have laid new standards, practices and opportunities for the global community to adapt and in order to further promote, sustainable economies, cultural understanding and global human rights towards a more united and peaceful world.
The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy acknowledges these new standards, practices and opportunities and therefore has created the Annual Summit on Youth in the United Nations in order to present and to promote the new roles of youth in the United Nations to support the global community as well as the roles of the UN to further promote youth related issues and concerns.
Summit LocationsThe Annual Summit on Youth in the United Nations will take place in New York City in Foreign Embassies & Consulates, the United Nations and at a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across the city.
Summit SpeakersSpeakers during the summit will include experts of the United Nations, leading politicians and diplomats, senior academics, and other dignitaries. These speakers will include individuals from the ICD Advisory Board. To learn more about the ICD Advisory Board, please click here.
Speakers for the Symposium include:
|H.E. Amb. Katalin Bogyay
Ambassador of Hungary to the UN
|President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Former Prime Minister of Spain
|The Hon. Bertie Ahern
Former Prime Minister of Ireland
Summit ParticipantsParticipation in the Summit is open to young professionals and students, governmental & diplomatic officials, academics, artists, journalists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives as well as other interested individuals from across the world.
If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the conference, please click on the link below and fill out the online application form:
Summit AgendaThe Annual Summit on Youth in the United Nations will bring together an interdisciplinary group of experts, activists and youth in order to develop initiatives driven by the youth to promote sustainable economies, intercultural understanding and global human rights. The summit will include a variety of lectures, interactive discussions, presentations, workshops and social activities that will support the summit agenda.
Certificate of AttendanceAll conference participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the speakers who took part and the topics discussed. Each certificate will be signed by members of the Conference Committee.