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.
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.
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
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
Republic and State of Geneva
City of Geneva
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
Act on your Future
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
Donna Reitano, em4
House of Ocean
Les Jeunes IHEDN
180 Grad Wende