Organized by the United Nations Programme on Youth, in cooperation with Monique Coleman, United Nations Youth Champion, and AllyKatzz.
On the final day of the International Year of Youth, the United Nations Programme on Youth, part of the Division of Social Policy and Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, will join together with the United Nations Youth Champion, Ms. Monique Coleman, and the Allykatzz organization, to hold a Culmination Celebration. The event will serve to address youth issues and concerns and to commemorate the International Year of Youth by focusing on the role girls and young women play in advancing dialogue and mutual understanding at all levels in society, from grassroots to national and international levels, with a view to encouraging broader and long-term social progress.
The Culmination Celebration will provide a motivational forum for more than 200 girls and young women who have played leadership roles in their communities, who have worked actively on youth-related issues, who are inspirational public speakers and who have demonstrated the commitment and capacity to bring positive change to their communities and the world. Also in attendance will be civil society partners working on gender issues, celebrities and other influential women.
The half-day event will feature panel discussions moderated by Ms. Coleman, as well as statements by eminent women, a musical performance and short films. It will highlight the important work being carried out by girls and young women in the context of the International Year of Youth and, in particular, provide a platform for girls and young women to speak out on issues that concern them and make their voices heard.
Watch the Culmination Celebration live on United Nations webcast!