IYLA USA 2014: United Nations High Level Plenary and Youth Forum

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Moderator of High Level Plenary: Julia A. Maciel Gonzalez, Permanent Mission of Paraguay to the UN,

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Young leaders who identify as global citizens!

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James P. Flynn, International President, Global Peace Foundation

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"We are here at the 499 days countdown to our goal to achieve the Millenium Development Goals" Ahmad Alhendawi

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IYLA on display ni the UN hallways

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Christoph Gorder, Chief Global Water Officer, Charity: Water

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Rachel Baxter, Conscious Magazine founder and editor

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April Wright, Director of Intl. Programs, DoSomething

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Alexanda Madrigal, founder and chairperson, Habitat for Humanity Philippines Youth Council

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Alex Sheen, founder of "Because I Said I Would" (virtual speaker)

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A packed audience in the United Nations

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Shana Dressler, Founder, Social Innovative Collective

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Arthur Joseph Kurup, Youth Chief of Sabah United People’s Party of Malaysia Youth Chief and Vice-President of the Sabah United People’s Party, Malaysia

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Gugun Gumilar and Ahmad Alhendawi discuss during a break

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“You are not future leaders. You are leaders of now.” - John Dickson (Chairman, Global Young Leaders Academy)

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James P. Flynn, International President, Global Peace Foundation

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Participants respond enthusiastically to the call for 'moral and innovative leadership'.

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Ahmad Alhendawi encourages all delegates to be engaged

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Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Youth

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Simona-Mirela Miculescu, Permanent Representative of Romania to the UN

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High Level Plenary speaker Marcelo Scappini of the mission of Paraguay to the UN begins the program by welcoming all delegates as the main host of today's program.