THE WORLD WE WANT
TIME FOR CHANGE
20 NOVEMBER 2020
YOUNG ACTIVISTS SUMMIT
The first edition of the Young Activists Summit was held on Human Rights Day at the United Nations in Geneva in December 2019. #YAS19 shone a spotlight on world-renowned young female activists, including our guest of honour Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad. Over 8.2 million people were reached across the world on that occasion.
At a critical time for our planet and humanity, the second edition – to be held on World Children’s Day (20 November 2020) at the Maison de la Paix (Geneva), Nairobi and online – will focus on the theme “The world we want, time for change“.
The coronavirus crisis had seismic implications for populations & economies, and highlighted our current systems’ inconsistencies. But this massive disruption could provide a gateway towards a more sustainable, peaceful and inclusive future.
#YAS20 intends to foster a unique dialogue across generations to design and shape a world which is enabling for both today’s and tomorrow’s generations.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad was the guest of honour of the first YOUNG ACTIVISTS SUMMIT (#YAS19), whose theme in 2019 was WOMEN AND GIRLS DRIVING PROGRESS.
Young Activists Summit 2020
#YAS20 will be held in Geneva, Nairobi, and online. It will focus on how to shape a post-COVID-19 world which advances sustainability, resilience and solidarity.
A wide online campaign involving young activists, experts, decision-makers and public figures, will be launched at the end of 2020. Its objectives will be to advocate for system change and showcase concrete solutions to advance a sustainable, peaceful and inclusive future.