The AWARD CEREMONY was attended by diplomats, UN officials, and other stakeholders representing NGOs, foundations, multinationals, as well as public and private sector organizations. A discussion moderated by Heba Aly, director of the news agency The New Humanitarian, took place, during which the six activists advocated for their causes and exchange views with one another. Interpretation in English, French, Arabic and Portuguese was provided.

Each activist then received an award specially handcrafted for the awardee by Geneva artist and designer Philippe Cramer.

The Young Activists Summit’s intention is to go beyond advocacy in order to have a concrete impact on the ground.

Funds were therefore raised for the NGOs of the young women invited and Sisley Paris generously committed to the five causes presented at #YAS19. “Women are often in the frontline to act” said Christine d’Ornano, global vice-president of Sisley. The company promotes women as closely as possible, from helping the most vulnerable to assisting them in their quest for empowerment and success.


The Young Activists Summit is very grateful to all the donors for their generous contributions, which help the young women invited to take action on the field.


The day concluded with a reception at hotel InterContinental where the young women activists, officials, guests and partners were able to meet and network.

Date: Tuesday 10 December 2019

Schedule: 4.30 am to 6.00 pm Award Ceremony / 6.30 am to 7.30 pm Reception at InterContinental

Location: Award Ceremony at the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room (room XX), Building E, Palais des Nations.
Geneva Reception at the InterContinental hotel, ch. du Petit-Saconnex 7, Geneva.