See you in 2021

The Global Youth As­sembly will re­con­vene on Peace day 2021 in re­sponse to the UN 75 De­clar­a­tion and seek to en­gage with the UN and the World Lead­ers to en­sure that Youth’s voice is heard.

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peaceful collaboration, both within and among all nations and peoples.

The coronavirus dis­ease has ad­ded a new di­men­sion to the global crisis. For the first time in his­tory, people all over the world are hav­ing the same con­cerns about how we re­build the world bey-ond the pan­demic.

Young lead­ers from all over the world are now step­ping up to the chal­lenge. On Septem­ber 19, mem­bers of the Global Youth As­sembly, drawn from al­most 100 cit­ies world­wide, gathered to­gether on the oc­ca­sion of the 75th An­niversary of the United Na­tions, to dis­cuss im­min­ent and im­pend­ing global is­sues.

The epi­cen­ter of the event was YOUTH IS­LAND – a former sea fort­ress loc­ated a short sail­ing trip from the UN-City in Copen­ha­gen. Since the fort­ress was handed over to the Dan­ish Scouts five years ago, it has been trans­formed into a unique gath­er­ing place for young people from all over the world.

After har­vest­ing the views and con­clu­sions that emerged dur­ing dis­cus­sions that took place on six dif­fer­ent con­tin­ents, The as­sembly iden­ti­fied a num­ber of im­min­ent and ur­gent is­sues that must be ad­dressed by the World Lead­ers

On Peace day, Septem­ber 21, a del­eg­a­tion of youth rep­res­ent­at­ives sailed from Youth Is­land to the UN City in Copen­ha­gen on a Vik­ing Ship, to hand over the con­clu­sions from the Global Youth As­sembly to UNDP Dir­ector Ca­m­illa Brück­ner, who prom­ised to for­ward the con­clu­sions to the Gen­eral As­sembly.

Watch our short summary of the event from 2020

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