Young Activists Summit


The Young Activists Summit seeks to empower young change-makers advancing sustainability or human rights, and helps them achieve concrete results through visibility, networking, training, and fundraising. Every year, the Summit honours a lineup of young activists from all around the world and their outstanding achievements.

Co-organized by the NGO, the United Nations Office at Geneva, Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS), its Genève Vision label, and the Graduate Institute, the Summit provides laureates with a unique platform to raise awareness of their causes among youth and decision-makers.

By bringing together young citizens from all around the world, the Summit aims at reinforcing peace, cultural tolerance, and international cooperation.

Prominent figures and celebrities have taken part in the Young Activists Summit, including UNHCR Special Envoy and actress Angelina Jolie, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad, and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.

AN INITIATIVE BY DEV.TV is a non-profit media agency specialized in human rights, sustainable development and humanitarian issues. Since its foundation in 2002, has produced hundreds of videos and programs broadcast by international networks such as TV5MONDE, Euronews, CCTV, BBC World News, Brut, and Al Jazeera. 

Having reported about human rights and environmental issues for almost 20 years, the NGO is widely commended by prominent media for its ethics and editorial reliability. initiated the Young Activists Summit in 2019 and works with a wide range of broadcasters, digital media, international organizations, NGOs and foundations.