International Youth Conference - 7


Event Details

21-24 September 2023

New York City, USA

The International Youth Conference 8

International Youth Conference 8 will take place from 21 – 24 September 2023 in New York City. It will be organized by Generation Next with the support of UN-Habitat, AFS Intercultural Programs, the Civil Society Unit the UN Department of Global Communications and other civil society organizations.

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The 8th edition of the International Youth Conference is set to take place in New York City from 21 to 24 September 2023, coinciding with the United Nations High-Level Week. This year’s conference, #IYC8, will be closely linked with the 2023 SDG Summit. It will provide a platform for young people to discuss the progress made towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and explore ways young people can contribute to this effort.

Through capacity-building workshops, the conference aims to empower youth with the necessary resources to play an active role in making the world a better place. Key issues such as environmental protection, peace-building, youth engagement in politics and policy-making, countering violent extremism, accessible technology, AI for inclusion, equitable access to education, economic development, inclusion, gender equality, health, children’s rights, mental health, and drug abuse prevention will be discussed.

The conference prioritizes the inclusion of marginalized youth, with a particular focus on youth from the global south and indigenous communities. It aims to reach out to populations that have not been heard by the UN before, ensuring that their voices are heard and included in the conversation. Equal representation is a core value of the conference, ensuring that all voices are heard and included in the discussion and action on the ground.


The objectives of #IYC8 are:

  1. To offer a platform for young people from all around the world to discuss and deliberate on the progress made towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
  2. To encourage the participation of marginalized and underrepresented youth, ensuring their voices are heard and their concerns addressed.
  3. To empower youth through capacity-building workshops, providing them with the necessary skills and resources to contribute towards the achievement of the SDGs.
  4. To develop innovative ideas and strategies on how young people can further contribute towards the SDGs.
  5. To foster global partnerships and collaborations between young people and key stakeholders, including government bodies, NGOs, and private sector institutions.


The outcomes of #IYC8 will include:

  1. A youth declaration, summarizing the discussions, insights, and recommendations made during the conference. This will be presented to the United Nations and other key stakeholders.

  2. A comprehensive report detailing the progress made towards achieving the SDGs, as well as the challenges that remain.

  3. A set of innovative ideas and strategies developed by young people to contribute towards the achievement of the SDGs.

This is for how IYC influenced you

Ali Osman

IYC Ambassador - Sudan

IYC is a once-in-a-lifetime platform for true and committed Youth Changemakers and paradigm shift makers for a better world and society through Service, Leadership and Innovation (genuine creativity).


IYC Ambassador - Egypt

The idea that my voice could affect large number of attendees and audiences cause iyc has huge number of audiences around the world makes me feel that the youth can do a really true actions on the ground

Jessica Yanyun Li

IYC Lead Ambassador - USA

IYC allows me to realize the potential of leadership and the meaning of service to innovate and advance the SDGs. I value multilateral cooperation and intercultural communication to facilitate effective engagements. I continue to enhance equitable youth representation and participation with learning, commitment, and appreciation.

Muleta Korma


IYC allowed me to realize the potential of leadership and the meaning of service to innovate and advance the SDGs.

Abhijita Borah

IYC Ambassador - India

I have attended IYC conferences in the past and experiencing cumulative youth action and discussing sustainable solution projects has made IYC conferences much of an edging consequence. This year as an ambassador of the same, I feel obliged to serve to my capacity and contribute towards a constructive collective future altogether.
Thanking the IYC team for making dreams happen into realities

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