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2016 Delegate Testimonials



Elise Webb, Australia “I've met so many amazing people and made friends from all different walks of life and different cultures, races, religions. I've learned a lot about leadership and I've been really inspired to strive for my big dreams and not worry they won't happen, but find a way to make them happen.”

Yussef Paglas, Philippines “IYLA has given me a space to grow and exercise empathy more than ever. Every experience opens up a door for me to move forward, and live life with passionate people. I've made new friends and new connections. Breathing productive air into a diverse atmosphere is overwhelmingly awesome and I would like to do this all over again in the future.”

Emil Tapnio, Philippines “The whole IYLA experience made me revisit my core beliefs and principles. IYLA activities allowed me to upgrade, validate, and negate some of them. IYLA is truly one of the most momentous times of my life.”

Abdul Kadir Shah, Malaysia “IYLA gives me the spirit to be a better person now and in the future. I get to engage with global leaders who teach me that whoever we are, we must still keep learning.”

Anna Lorraine Uy, Philippines "IYLA is really amazing! The experience is incomparable. It helped me further develop my leadership skills and I got to interact with people of different races and aspirations. It has reignited my passion for my nation and has made me even more excited to go back home and keep doing what I am doing."

United Nations HQ

New York City
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
United Nations General Assembly Hall


Registration - 9:00-10:00

High Level Plenary - 10:00-11:15        

Interactive Session - 11.15-11.45

High Level Youth Panel - 11:45 - 1   

Closing - 1:00




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