#YAS19

10 DECEMBER 2019

PALAIS DES NATIONS GENEVA

YOUNG ACTIVISTS SUMMIT

The summit will be held on 10 December 2019, Human Rights Day, in the highly symbolic Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Organized by the United Nations Office at Geneva, Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) and dev.tv, this event will bring together six young female activists whose inspiring backgrounds and achievements should be shared.

A youth session an award ceremony and a comprehensive media plan will highlight the role of women and girls as key drivers of progress.

young activists summit Nadia Murad

Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad will be the guest of honour of the first YOUNG ACTIVISTS SUMMIT (YAS), whose theme this year is WOMEN AND GIRLS DRIVING PROGRESS.

Youth session

Room XX | 10 December | 10h00-11h30

The youth session is reserved for 15 to 25-year-olds. Young people attending this session will be able to debate with the six invited activists. The debates will be moderated in French by journalist and presenter of Swiss Television (RTS), Tania Chytil. Free entrance upon registration, limited number of seats.

Award ceremony

Room XX | 10 December | 16h30-18h00

The Award ceremony will be presented and moderated by Heba Aly, director of the news agency The New Humanitarian. Each activist will receive an award specially handcrafted by Geneva designer Philippe Cramer. Free entrance upon registration, limited number of seats. Registration is mandatory, including for UN badge holders. The day will conclude with a reception at hotel InterContinental from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm.

Working sessions

IHEID, Maison de la Paix | 11 December

Working sessions with experts and consultants will be held at the Graduate Institute Geneva on 11 December to empower the activists and strengthen their action with practical knowledge and technical tools. These sessions are not open to the public.

ORGANIZED BY

United Nations Office at Geneva

RTS, Radio Télévision Suisse

dev.tv, non-profit NGO of media professionals

SPECIAL THANKS TO

Mécénat Sisley

Fondation Hélène et Victor Barbour

Oak Foundation

Fondation Tellus Viva

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Swiss Confederation

OHCHR, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Republic and State of Geneva

City of Geneva

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Permanent Mission of Canada

European Union

UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund

Tataki RTS

WITH THE KIND SUPPORT OF

MCI group

InterContinental Genève

Eduki

Act on your Future

UN Women

UNE® SA

Cabinet Privé de Conseils

em4

Frontline Defenders

Yan Luong digital communication

Abena Lauber fundraising & capacity building

William Boley risk management professional