10 DECEMBER 2019
PALAIS DES NATIONS GENEVA
YOUNG ACTIVISTS SUMMIT
The summit was 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 brought together six young female activists whose inspiring backgrounds and achievements should be shared.
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.
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.
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.
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.
United Nations Office at Geneva
RTS, Radio Télévision Suisse
dev.tv, non-profit NGO of media professionals
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Fondation Hélène et Victor Barbour
Fondation Tellus Viva
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
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
UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund
WITH THE KIND SUPPORT OF
Act on your Future
Cabinet Privé de Conseils
Yan Luong digital communication
Abena Lauber fundraising & capacity building
William Boley risk management professional