Harmony Liu and Selina Lee
were invited to attend 2022 UN Youth Assembly
15 th August, 2022
A Celebration Of International Youth Day Organized in conjunction with the
opening ceremony of 27 th Youth Assembly .
“Dare To Reshape The World “
On Friday, 12 th of August, 2022,
At the United Nations Headquarters , ECOSOC Chamber,
from 6.30 -8.30pm EDT ;
the AFS Intercultural Programs & Civil Society Unit In the
United Nations Department Of Global Communications ,
hosted a celebration of
International Youth Day .
The theme for the 27th Session of The Youth assembly was ,
Dare to Reshape The World
Through Skill -building Workshops , Discussions , ideation
Challenges , networking and with the support of experts and
practitioners in the field , the young attendees gained the
relevant resources and opportunities , necessary
prerequisites to reshape the world .
The four thematic themes which the program ,
focused on aligning with the United Nations Secretary
-General’s Report On Our Common Agenda :
Youth : Peace and Politics ; Education and Climate Action ;
Global Health : Mental health and COVID-19 ;
effects on Marginalized populations ;
Global Citizenship :
Leadership and Resilience in todays’ World ;
Technology and Inclusion :
Technology and Artificial Intelligence .
The objectives were :
Connect and engage ;
Learn and develop skills and
Take action and create impact .
The expected outcome are to catalyze transformation
for a better world.
The Time to reshape the World is now .
It was organized in conjunction with the opening ceremony
of the 27th Youth Assembly .
Welcoming remarks were made by video messages by :
Mr. Antonio Guterres ,
Secretary General oF The United Nations
Sir Tony Blair ,
Executive Chairman ,
Former Prime Minister Of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tony Blair Institute For Global Change .
Mr. Daniel Obst ,
CEO and President , AFS Intercultural Programs
Mr. Robert Skinner ,
Deputy Director and Chair Of Partnerships And Global
Engagement , UN Department Of Global Communications
-made their remarks live .
The New York City mayoral Proclamation Award ,
was presented by Mr. Dilip Shaun , deputy Commissioner For
Trade , Investment and Innovation .
The AFS Award For Young Global Citizens Finalist
announcement was shown on a PPT slide at the conclusion of
the opening ceremony of the 27th Youth Ceremony
Ms Harmony Liu and Ms Selena Chu
attended as delegates of Renew Our Earth Foundation
accompanied by the CEO and President ,
Dr. Ugoji A. Eze , Esq .
Ms. Harmony Liu ,
is a high school student in Jericho High School New York. An ardent
advocate for environmental issues and a prolific writer on
International Affairs and the United Nations.
Ms. Selena Lee ,
a B.A. student of Boston University , MA , formerly worked for Youthline ,
New Zealand , attended both the opening ceremony at the
United Nations Head quarters , New York and the following
two days programs at the Convene Center , in New York City .
Renew Our Earth
prepares communities to respond and recover more resilient
from climate change and water disasters in the post Covid-19
AFS Intercultural Programs
is an international , voluntary non-governmental , non-profit organization
that provides intercultural learning opportunities to help
people develop the knowledge , skills and understanding
needed to create a more just and peaceful world.
For further information contact :
Dr. Ugoji A Eze , Esq.
CEO and President
Renew Our Earth