International Youth Conference in USA
International Youth Conference 9 (IYC9) is scheduled to unfold in Los Angeles, California, and online from May 30th to June 1, 2024. This edition, spearheaded by Generation Next, is backed by partnerships with reputed organizations including UN-Habitat, AFS Intercultural Programs, the Civil Society Unit of the UN Department of Global Communications, IOM UN Migration, and more.
IYC9 is positioned strategically alongside the Summit of the Future 2024, serving as a crucial platform for youth around the globe to engage, deliberate, and contribute towards multilateral solutions for a better tomorrow. It extends the dialogue initiated at the SDG Summit 2023, focusing on fostering innovation, unity, and youth empowerment to address global challenges and drive sustainable development.
- Empower Youth: Equip young minds with resources and skills through capacity-building workshops, enabling them to be proactive contributors to global solutions.
- Inclusive Dialogue: Encourage participation from marginalized and underrepresented youth, ensuring diverse voices, concerns, and insights shape the conversations and outcomes.
- Innovative Solutions: Facilitate the development of groundbreaking ideas and strategies to further global cooperation and sustainable development goals.
- Global Collaboration: Cultivate partnerships between young individuals, governmental bodies, NGOs, and private sectors to synergize efforts towards shared principles and goals.
- Strengthening Alliance for the Future: Strengthening the Alliance for the Future (AFF) to empower global youth in contributing to the United Nations mechanism and framework.
Themes & Topics:
Aligned with the Summit of the Future, the conference will host discussions on:
- Responding to global shocks and advancing peaceful cooperation.
- Leveraging digital technology for human progress and well-being.
- Transforming education and promoting inclusive, safe information ecosystems.
- Re-imagining international financial architectures and norms.
- Solidifying meaningful youth engagement in global decision-making.
Participation is hybrid, IYC9 invites youth leaders, activists, students, and representatives from youth-centric NGOs worldwide, prioritizing exclusivity, intersectionality and diversity to bring a multitude of perspectives into the discussions and ideation sessions.
Comprising plenary sessions, workshops, panel discussions, and innovation hubs, IYC9 will feature insights from global leaders, activists, and scholars and empower participants with knowledge and skills crucial for contributing to global objectives.
- Youth Declaration: A synthesis of discussions, insights, and recommendations, presented to the United Nations and other stakeholders.
- Progress Report: A comprehensive document detailing advancements and challenges in achieving sustainable development goals.
- Innovative Strategies: A compilation of youth-developed strategies and solutions for sustainable development.