#YAS20

THE WORLD WE WANT

TIME FOR CHANGE

2020 YOUNG ACTIVISTS SUMMIT

On World Children’s Day on 20 November 2020, the Young Activists Summit (#YAS20) brought together seven young activists advancing climate action, biodiversity, human rights, sustainable & ethical fashion.

The coronavirus crisis has been a massive disrupter but also an opportunity to rethink the world we want for tomorrow. Young people have the right to demand that the recovery plans they will fund be spent on rebuilding sustainable societies that protect the interests of present and future generations.

At a critical time for our planet and humanity, #YAS20 brought together around 9,000 people from 106 countries across five continents for a global live discussion on some of the world’s biggest challenges.

#YAS20 was co-organised by the NGO dev.tv, the United Nations Office at Geneva, Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) and its GenèveVision label, and by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

2020 ACTIVISTS

MOHAMAD AL JOUNDE

GHARSAH SWEDEN

FIONA AMONY

RESTLESS DEVELOPMENT

ALEXANDRA CEREZO

FASHION REVOLUTION

EMMA SLEIMAN / ZAHRAA ISSA

LOCATE VICTIMS BEIRUT

VANESSA NAKATE

YOUTH FOR FUTURE AFRICA / RISE UP

FINLAY PRINGLE

SEA SHEPHERD

VISIBILITY

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

DONATIONS

To support the 2020 Activists in advancing their causes, Sisley Paris generously granted a donation to each laureate, thus enabling the Young Activists Summit to have a concrete and long-lasting impact on the ground.

CO-ORGANIZED BY

dev.tv, non-profit NGO of media professionals

United Nations Office at Geneva

RTS, Radio Télévision Suisse

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

SPECIAL THANKS TO

Fondation Hélène et Victor Barbour

Fondation pour Genève

Migros

George Couri

Sisley Initiative

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Swiss Confederation

Republic and State of Geneva

City of Geneva

European Union

Permanent Mission of Canada

Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the UN Geneva

Permanent Mission of Finland

Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom

Fight for Humanity

UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund

WITH THE KIND SUPPORT OF

TV5MONDE

Eduki

Act on your Future

Philantropic Adventures

Actua

Chantal Bernheim media consultant

Kofi Annan Foundation

UNEP United Nations Environment Programme

UNHCR, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UN Information Centre Beirut

UN Information Centre Panama City

Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH)

Yan Luong digital communication

Zoein Foundation

Donna Reitano, em4

House of Ocean

Les Jeunes IHEDN

180 Grad Wende