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International Young Leaders Assembly Kicks Off in NYC

GPYC-Korea arrives at JFK International Airport in NYC.

U.S., Malaysia, Indonesia, Uganda all represented.

The International Young Leaders Assembly began on Tuesday in New York City. The ten day program will take place at the centers of peace building and development.

In New York City, the Permanent Mission of Paraguay to the United Nations is hosting an International Young Leaders Assembly at the United Nations


In Philadelphia, the young leaders will have an opportunity to visit theNational Constitution Center and Independence Hall, recalling the significance of the founding principles of the United States Declaration of Independence and its impact on modern democracy and human rights. 


In Washington D.C., the a forum on service and entrepreneurship will be hosted at the World Bank. At Capitol Hill a session of "visionary leadership" commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King will be held, following a Summit on US-China relations.

The youth will join the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial.

These youth leaders will have an opportunity to examine the qualities of "moral and innovative leadership" and create news ways to engage youth in effective peace building and development.

This program is convened in partnership with the Global Peace FoundationGlobal Peace Youth Corps, theGlobal Young Leaders AcademyPoints of Light, and in collaboration with the Martin Luther King Center for Non-violent Social Change.


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