August 22, 2014

Over 500 young professionals, entrepreneurs, social activists, and student leaders representing 80 countries examined the role of youth globally in development and peacebuilding in meetings at the United Nations. The forums are part of the 4th International Young Leade...

August 19, 2014

On this final day of the 4th IYLA, almost 600 participants from nearly 80 nations attended IYLA at the United Nations.  Here, an inspiring panel of diplomats from the United Nations, including members from parliaments around the world, young entrepreneurs, and chairmen...

August 19, 2014

The final days of the 4th IYLA is upon us. On this beautiful sunny Monday participants visited the memorial site of the 2001 attack on New York City’s World Trade Center.  Quiet and reflective, our young leaders from around the world traced victims’ names engraved in t...

August 18, 2014

“If you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” -Ronald Reagan


IYLAers are feeling the heat on the sunny New Jersey beaches today.  It’s a beautiful day for relaxation and reflection.  And today I want to share mine.


As young leaders, we go out in...

August 17, 2014

The IYLA began its only day in Philadelphia, the “city of brotherly love”, at the National Constitution Center. Here, only blocks away from Independence Hall, a panel addressed our young leaders about the global impact of the Declaration of Independence and Constitutio...

August 16, 2014

4th IYLA features role of youth in future development


Washington, DC – August 15, 2014 – Fatma Bazahy reminded the gathering of young professionals, entrepreneurs, social activists, and student leaders that she had just five to seven minutes to speak. “During each of t...

August 16, 2014

To begin the IYLA’s final day in Washington D.C., our young delegates had the opportunity to visit 5 different embassies.  In groups, we met the ambassadors and diplomats of the embassies of the Philippines, Malaysia, Mexico, Colombia, and Spain. 



As a visitor in a sm...

August 15, 2014

Our meeting at the Malaysian embassy was fruitful. We were greeted with warmth and a cup of Malaysian tea that reminded us of home.



From personal anecdotes to current Malaysian issues, the conversation was lively and felt like family. Time passed by so quickly,...

Please reload

Featured Posts

United Nations Forums Highlight Emerging Global Leadership Role For Youth

August 22, 2014

Please reload

Recent Posts

July 5, 2017

Please reload