The 2021 Young Activists Summit entitled ‘New generation, new solutions’ will be held on 18 November 2021 in Geneva and online. This third edition will showcase young leaders and their solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Through their ground-breaking initiatives, innovations, or inventions, the 2021 laureates will demonstrate that young people are paving the way for a more sustainable and equal world.

Against a backdrop of COVID-19 fatigue, economic and social crisis, the achievements of those young change-makers are an inspiration and a beacon of hope. They deserve to be recognized and promoted globally, as these solutions could be replicated in other places around the world.

#YAS21 will bring together youngsters from all around the world and give them a platform to discuss, rally and act together – thus fostering peace, cultural tolerance and international cooperation.


The Summit will be held on 18 November 2021 in Geneva at the Palais des Nations (if the pandemic allows) and a live stream will enable participants from all around the world to join the event:

  • Morning (CET): Press conference will allow the young activists to present their work to the media, and 1:1 interviews will be organized.
  • Afternoon (CET): Youth Session – to be moderated in French and attended by young people. It will be streamed live on Facebook in French, English, and Spanish.
  • Afternoon (CET): Interactive social media live – to be moderated in English. It will allow young people from all around the world to interact with the activists in a more relatable way.

Private working sessions and a cocktail reception with decision-makers will also enable young activists to connect with prominent experts and key stakeholders from International Geneva and elsewhere. The working sessions will offer the laureates strategic contacts, as well as skills and knowledge which are relevant to their projects.

Registration will be made available closer to the date.