International Young Leaders Assembly

Moral And Innovative Leadership
Vision, Service and Entrepreneurship
  August 10-19, 2015
Washington D.C, Philadelphia, New York City
 
 
 
 
                      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Washington Cultural Expedition

Washington Cultural Expedition

August 14, 2015- IYLA delegates pose for a group photo at Washington Monument.

Arrivals and Welcome Dinner

Arrivals and Welcome Dinner

IYLA delegates had their first orientation on August 10, 2015.They were divided into small teams to build their delegation skills.

Cross-Cultural Engagement at SDI

Cross-Cultural Engagement at SDI

August 11, 2015- Ms. Rhonda Fitzgerald, Managing Director of Sustained Dialogue Institute explaining to IYLA participants what a dialogue is and how to communicate with others effectively.

Group A Delegates at SDI

Group A Delegates at SDI

August 11, 2015- Delegates practicing their dialogue skills at the Sustained Dialogue Institute.

John Dickson's Opening Remarks

John Dickson's Opening Remarks

August 11-2015- John Dickson, Chairman, Global Young Leaders Academy (GYLA) introducing the delegates to their tasks at the SDI workshop.

Group B Delegates at SDI workshop

Group B Delegates at SDI workshop

August 11, 2015-Delegates were taught the strategies of overcoming language barriers in communication.

World Bank- Entrepreneruship Forum

World Bank- Entrepreneruship Forum

August 12, 2015- A high-level engagement on combating technical challenges entrepreneurs may encounter.

Forum on Youth Leadership at WB

Forum on Youth Leadership at WB

August 12, 2015- Greg Rheault, Student Engagement Director, George Washington University, sharing his perspectives on youth leadership development.

Fernando Filartiga's Opening remarks

Fernando Filartiga's Opening remarks

August 12, 2015-Delegates engaged with Fernando Filartiga, Advisor Office of the Executive Director for Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay at the World Bank.

Global Forum on Service Panel

Global Forum on Service Panel

From left to right: Corey Arnez Griffin, Senior Partnerships Advisor, Global Peace Foundation; Steven Atamian, CEO Global Brigades; Carl Triplehorn, Youth in Development Specialist, Peace Corps; Diane Melley, Vice President, IBM; Nicolas Lee, Secretary General, Asia Pacific Peace amd Development Service Alliance (APPDSA); Shrijana Sitikhu, Program Officer, Bagmati River Peace Initiative and Rise Nepal; Yeqing Li, Eexcutive Director, IYLA.

Diane Melley Addresses the Delegates

Diane Melley Addresses the Delegates

August 12. 2015- The Vice President of IBM, advising the delegates on service and cross-community engagement.

Forum on Entrepreneurship at WB

Forum on Entrepreneurship at WB

From left to right: Petar Stoykov, Junior Professional Associate, World Bank; Adam Levner, Executive Director and Co=Founder, Critical Exposure; Clarence Tan, Asia-Pacific Regional Ambassador, Singularity University; Diego Mariscal, CEO and Chief Disabled Person of 2-Gether International; Orlando Ferreira, Chief Operating Officer, Inter-American Investment Corporation; Robert Tomasko, Social Enterprise Masters Program Director, American University.

Q&A Session at the World Bank

Q&A Session at the World Bank

IYLA delegate from Bangladesh asking the Entrepreneurship Panel questions

Discussion at the World Bank

Discussion at the World Bank

Delegates meet at the end of the World Bank program to share thoughts and network.

World Bank Forum Group Photo

World Bank Forum Group Photo

August 12, 2015- After the completion of IYLA at the World Bank, the delegates pose for a group photo.

Dinner at the Malaysian Embassy, D.C

Dinner at the Malaysian Embassy, D.C

August 12, 2015- His Excellency Datuk Dr. Awang Adek, Malaysian Ambassador to the United States sharing his vision with IYLA delegates.

Engagement at the Malaysian Embassy

Engagement at the Malaysian Embassy

IYLA and ASEAN Ambassadors

IYLA and ASEAN Ambassadors

August 12, 2015- IYLA delegates taking a group photo with ASEAN Ambassadors.

Delegates & Phillipines Ambassador

Delegates & Phillipines Ambassador

IYLA delegates engaging with H.E. Jose L. Cuisia. Jr., Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the United States of America.

IYLA at the U.S Department of State

IYLA at the U.S Department of State

August 13, 2015- State Department Panel From left to right: Monica Sledjeski, Cultural and Educational Programs Coordinator Office of Public Diplomacy; Aryani Manring, Mongolian Desk Officer, Kevin Sheives, China Desk Officer, and; Lawrence Grippo, Economic Unit of the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs.

Q&A Session at the State Department

Q&A Session at the State Department

August 13, 2015- IYLA delegates engaging with leaders from the U.S State Department

IYLA at the Wilson Center

IYLA at the Wilson Center

Leadership Forum at Wilson Center

Leadership Forum at Wilson Center

August 13, 2015- Kent Hughes, Public Policy Fellow, Global Europe Program engaging with IYLA delegates

Wilson Center Forum Group Photo

Wilson Center Forum Group Photo

August 13, 2015- After the completion of IYLA at the Wilson Center, the delegates pose for a group photo.

Q&A session at the Wilson Center

Q&A session at the Wilson Center

IYLA delegates asking questions.

Embassy Briefing- Saudi Arabia

Embassy Briefing- Saudi Arabia

August 13, 2015- Mr. Tarik, Information Specialist, engages IYLA delegates in a cultural exchange at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Washington D.C

Engagement at the U.S Congress

Engagement at the U.S Congress

August 14, 2015- Julius Niyonsaba, Congressional Staff, Office of U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand engaging with IYLA delegates.

Congressional Youth Leadership Forum

Congressional Youth Leadership Forum

August 14, 2015- IYLA participants addressing global challenges at the U.S Congress.

Congressional Youth Leadership Forum

Congressional Youth Leadership Forum

August 14, 2015- IYLA participants addressing global challenges at the U.S Congress.

Congressional Youth Forum

Congressional Youth Forum

August 14, 2015- After the completion of IYLA at the U.S Congress, the delegates pose for a group photo.

Award of Certificates

Award of Certificates

August 14, 2015-After a successful completion of the 4-day Leadership program, delegates were awarded their certificates.

Leadership Adventure at Great Falls

Leadership Adventure at Great Falls

August 15, 2015- Young leaders on a leadership adventure to aid their social and interpersonal development.

IYLA Delegates on a Hike

IYLA Delegates on a Hike

August 15, 2015- Young leaders on a leadership adventure at Great Falls.

Teambuilding Training at Great Falls

Teambuilding Training at Great Falls

August 15, 2015- Leaders working together as teams

Washington Cultural Expedition

Washington Cultural Expedition

August 15, 2015- IYLA delegates pose for a group photo at the Martin Luther King Memorial.

One Dream One Korea Rally

One Dream One Korea Rally

August 15- 2015, IYLA delegates participated in the Korean Unification Rally at the Lincoln Memorial.

One K Unification Song

One K Unification Song

August 15, 2015- Korean Cultural Performances.

One Dream One Korea Rally

One Dream One Korea Rally

August 15, 2015- IYLA delegates show their support for the unification.

Group Photo at the Rocky Stairs

Group Photo at the Rocky Stairs

IYLA at National Constitution Center

IYLA at National Constitution Center

August 16, 2015- Hon. Wilson Goode, Former Mayor of Philadelphia offers technical advice to IYLA delegates.

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center

August 16, 2015- The panel addresses the global implications of the U.S Declaration of Independence.

IYLA Group Photo

IYLA Group Photo

August 16, 2015- After the completion of IYLA at the National Constitution Center, the delegates pose for a group photo.

Delegates at the 9/11 Memorial

Delegates at the 9/11 Memorial

August 17, 2015- IYLA delegates honor the 9/11 victims at the 9/11 Memorial.

New York City Cultural Expedition

New York City Cultural Expedition

August 17, 2015- IYLA delegates share a photo with the Statue of Liberty.

IYLA at the United Nations

IYLA at the United Nations

August 18, 2015- Over 1000 delegates from 115 countries engaging in a global discussion at the UN General Assembly Hall.

IYLA at the United Nations

IYLA at the United Nations

August 18, 2015- A high-level engagement on how to tackle contemporary global challenges.

IYLA at the United Nations

IYLA at the United Nations

August 18, 2015- IYLA delegates accepting the call to act upon their vision.

Engagement at the UN

Engagement at the UN

In the photo: Julia Marciel, Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Paraguay to the United Nations and Kimihira Miyake, Director, Global Peace Youth USA.

Engagement at the UN

Engagement at the UN

In the photo: H.E Federico Gonzalez, Ambassador of Paraguay to the United Nations and IYLA delegate.

CALL TO ACTION at the UN

CALL TO ACTION at the UN

August 18, 2015- After the completion of IYLA at the UN, new Global Ambassadors are appointed.

Dinner at the UN Mission of Malaysia

Dinner at the UN Mission of Malaysia

August 18, 2015- His Excellency Dato’ Ramlin Bin Ibrahim, Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations speaks to IYLA delegates.

Permanent Mission of Malaysia

Permanent Mission of Malaysia

IYLA Global Ambassadors share a group photo at the UN Mission of Malaysia.

10 Day Global Ambassador Program
IYLA USA 2015 FACTS REPORT
  • Participants:

  • Over 1,200 young professionals, entrepreneurs, social activists, and student leaders from over 115 countries

  • Venues: Hall of States, World Bank, State Department, Wilson Center, Embassies, Capitol Hill, National Constitution Center, United Nations General Assembly Hall

  • Speakers: 54 speakers from over 20 countries

    • Highlighted Speakers:

    • Hon. Wilson Goode, Former Mayor of Philadelphia

    • Bella Heule, Executive Vice President of World Trade Centers Association

    • Messages from Ahmad Alhendawi, Secretary General’s Youth Envoy, and Sam Kutesa, President of the UN General Assembly

    • Orlando Ferreira, COO, Inter-American Investment Corporation

    • Elias Alcantara, Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, White House

    • Diane Melley, Vice President of Global Citizenship Initiatives, IBM

  • Partners (Partial Listings):

    • UN:

      • Permanent Missions: Paraguay (Lead), Malaysia, Philippines, Chile, Dominican Republic, Italy, Rwanda, Switzerland, Guatemala, Panama, Suriname, Mexico

      • Agencies: UN Habitat and UN Youth Envoy’s Office (Supporters)

    • World Bank:

      • Office of Director of Paraguay, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru

      • World Bank Youth to Youth

    • Embassies

      • Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Philippines, Slovenia, Senegal, Cabo Verde, Timor-Leste, Thailand, Belgium, Brazil

    • Ministries

      • Ministry of Youth of Paraguay, Ministry of Youth of Liberia, Ministry of Education of Malaysia, Ministry of Youth of Indonesia, National Youth Council-The Gambia, Ministry of Youth of Malaysia

    • Universities

      • George Washington University

      • Pace University

      • Fordham University

    • Organizations/Institutions

      • US Department of State, US Congress, Sustained Dialogue Institute, Wilson Center, Air Canada, World Assembly of Youth, Administration for Children and Families

New York
(August 17-19, 2015)

United Nations Headquarters

Briefings by U.N Agencies and Permanent Missions 

New York City Cultural Expedition

 

Philadelphia
(August 16, 2015)

National Constitution Center

Independence Hall Museums

Liberty Bell Center

Outdoor Adventure

 

 

 

 

Washington D.C
(August 10-15, 2015)

World Bank

Capitol Hill

State Department (Briefings)

Embassies (Briefings and Receptions)

Think Tanks (Dialogues)

Cultural Expedition 

Special Day Programs
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

 

 

 

National Constitution Center
Philadelphia
Sunday, August 16, 2015

Kirby Auditorium

 

Panelists & Discussion - 1:30-5:00

World Bank
Washington D.C.

 

 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

J Building (JB1080 Auditorium)

 

Opening - 10:00-10:30

Youth Leadership Session - 10:30-12

Service Session - 1:30-3:00

Entrepreneurship Session - 3:30-5:00

             

 

Co-Conveners
 
 
 
 
Special Thanks To:

Office of the Executive Director of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru

Sustained Diaolgue Institute

Permanent Mission of Paraguay to the United Nations

Embassy of Malaysia, USA

Embassy of Uruguay

Embassy of Malta

Embassy of Germany

Embassy of Myanmar

Embassy of Finland

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