2 DECEMBER 2022
2022 YOUNG ACTIVISTS SUMMIT
The Summit will honour 6 young change-makers working tirelessly for an inclusive and equal world.
The 2022 Summit will be held on Friday 2 December at the United Nations in Geneva (Switzerland):
- 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CET: Official Summit to be attended by hundreds of young people from the Geneva region in-person. All seats have already been taken, but the event will be live-streamed in French, English, Spanish and Arabic.
- 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. CET: Instagram lives with the 6 activists led by journalist Nelufar Hedayat, tune in on our Instagram page!
In the margins of the Young Activists Summit, a screening of “Becoming a Black Woman” will be held at the Graduate Institute in Geneva on Wednesday 30 November at 6:45 p.m., in partnership with the Young Activists Summit and the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH). The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring #YAS22 laureate and anti-racism advocate Zulaikha Patel.
DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH
Despite significant progress driven in the past century, we still live in a world of inequalities. Some individuals and communities continue to be marginalized and discriminated against, based on their gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, financial resources or culture. From a global perspective, some countries have been unequally hit by climate change which was historically caused by richer countries.
Inequalities are a real burden on society: not only are they wrong ethically, but they also prevent humanity from thriving to its full extent. As global issues have become increasingly complex, unleashing the power of diversity would help us live up to the challenge.
#YAS22 will highlight the great need for solidarity across social, racial, cultural groups, towards minorities, and encourage everyone to stand up for other people’s rights.