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  • 11th University Scholars Leadership Symposium (USLS) 2023, August 1 to 4 - Bangkok, Thailand

    2023.03.20 관리자 1709
  • About the USLS

    The USLS is our signature program which fosters young leaders’ initiative and capacity to initiate socially meaningful projects, address issues such as climate change, poverty, and inequality. With the collaboration of UN agencies and partner government departments, delegates are empowered to start-up their own projects to directly contribute towards the realization of the UNSDGs.

    We are expecting approximately 1,200 emerging world leaders from over 100 United Nations Member States to participate in this prestigious youth leadership event, which focuses on developing leaders to bring about social change. Our Strategic Knowledge Partners include UNEP, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNDRR, UNFPA, UN-WOMEN, IOM, and other UN agencies.

    More than 10,000 emerging world leaders have participated and benefitted from the USLS, including one UN official who has participated in several of our events.

    UN Agencies at the USLS

    The following UN Agencies will be participating at the USLS. All of them will be setting up an information booth at the event and some agencies have been invited to organize workshops.

    1. UNEP (workshop on “Green Jobs for Youth”

    2. UNWOMEN (workshop on “30 for 2030 – A network of Gender Equality Champions”)

    3. UNDRR (workshop on “Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction”)

    4. UNHCR

    5. UNESCAP

    6. UNESCO

    7. UNICEF

    8. UNAIDS

    9. UNFPA

    10. IOM

    I am delighted to recommend the incredible work and activities of Humanitarian Affairs Asia, a work that I have witnessed for the past years as I have participated at several conferences organized by them in Thailand and Malaysia. The capacity of Humanitarian Affairs Asia to convene brilliant minds, inspire young audiences, lead important and relevant conversations, instill a sense of duty and rightness in today’s youth, and contribute to building stronger, resilient, and inclusive communities and societies, is like nothing else I have ever encountered in civil society.

    Felipe Quiepo
    Communications Officer

    United Nations Department of Global Communications
    New York Headquarter


    Please visit our website for more information about the program, speakers and registration fee.

    Those accorded priority reservations, are guaranteed the full acceptance of their students and faculty’s participation at the UN. There is also a discounted early bird registration fee. Click here for more information about the fee.

    Click here to watch the post event video of the previous edition of the USLS at the UN.