International Young Leaders Assembly Kicks Off

Eric Olsen
August 22, 2013

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 the National 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 Foundation, Global Peace Youth Corps, the Global Young Leaders Academy, Points of Light, and in collaboration with the Martin Luther King Center for Non-violent Social Change.

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