#YAS21

NEW GENERATION, NEW SOLUTIONS

2021 YOUNG ACTIVISTS SUMMIT

The 2021 edition honoured six young individuals and their solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Through their ground-breaking initiatives, innovations, or inventions, the 2021 laureates demonstrated that young people are paving the way for a more sustainable and equal world.

#YAS21 brought together youngsters from at least 140 countries and gave them a platform to discuss, rally and act together – thus fostering peace, cultural tolerance and international cooperation.

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ACTIVISTS

GITANJALI RAO

15 YEARS OLD, USA

Anti-cyberbullying service

JOSE QUISOCALA

16 YEARS OLD, PERU

Bank for children’s education

LUAL MAYEN

26 YEARS OLD, SOUTH SUDAN

Video games for peace

LOUISE MABULO

23 YEARS OLD, PHILIPPINES

Sustainable Farming & Climate Resilience

TITOUAN BERNICOT

22 YEARS OLD, FRENCH POLYNESIA

Super-corals for ocean conservation

Stacy Dina Adhiambo Owino

21 YEARS OLD, KENYA

Female Genital Mutilation prevention app

VISIBILITY

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

DONATIONS

A donation was granted to each of the 2021 Activists to carry out a field project, 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

Radio Télévision Suisse and its GenèveVision label

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

MEDIA

TV5MONDE

Swissinfo

GenèveVision

FOUNDATIONS

Fondation Hélène & Victor Barbour

Fondation Botnar

Fondation pour Genève

Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung

Switzerland for UNHCR

GOVERNMENTS & PUBLIC ENTITIES

Swiss Confederation, Republic and State of Geneva, City of Geneva

Permanent Mission of the United States of America

European Union

Permanent Mission of Canada

Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom

Institute of Genetics and Genomics, University of Geneva (iGE3)

NGOS & ASSOCIATIONS

Loterie Romande

Global Citizen

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH)

NORDESTA Reforestation & Education

Geneva Youth Call (GYC)

Eduki

Step into Action

RightsTech Women

OneAction

UN AGENCIES

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education (UNESCO-IBE)

United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

UN Women

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR)

International Trade Centre (ITC)

UNESCO Green Citizens

PRIVATE SECTOR

Almighty Tree

Fred Didon Créations

OS Objectif Sécurité SA