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UNGA CONFERENCE 2019 “Transforming Our World: Inclusive Social Development for All”

Panel Discussion | November 20, 2018 | 10-12pm


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The Young Peace Ambassadors Program had a very successful start by receiving full endorsement from Chancellor Carmen Farina who was thrilled to know that the NGO has decided to inspire students from not only private sector but opened the program to all of the students in all of the 5 boroughs. This is an extraordinary opportunity for all of the students who reside in New York. In addition, State of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, The City of New York Mayor Bill de Bilasio, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, Congresswoman Grace Meng, and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, have also sent their endorsements and best wishes to all of the graduates.

The recognition from the highest leaders in New York and is a clear indicator of the priceless value of the program.In April 2015,The Journalists and Writers Foundation launched the Young Peace Ambassadors Academy (YPAA), which is a peace education program for the middle and high school students in the New York City. The aim of this 6-weeks intense leadership program is to provide a space platform for the students, who are interested in the social science, to learn about the global issues and United Nations.

The Academy consists of a series of structured weekly workshops with a different topic discussed every session from the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda. Our presenters are experts in their field who provided background information on the selected topics to create awareness about the global issues. Workshop sessions are followed by the presentation of the guest speakers, who have years of experience and knowledge. We hosted several distinguished UN diplomats and leaders of the prominent civil-society organizations. These guest speakers shared the best practices of their institutions in building sustainable peace and inclusive societies for all.


Adis-Bajraktarevic H.E. ADIS BAJRAKTAREVICPermanent Representative of ItalyStuyvesant High School
10th Grade – Manhattan
Albi-Vata H.E. ALBI VATAPermanent Representative of BrazilForest Hill High School10th Grade – Queens
Anita-Gitta H.E. ANITA GITTAPermanent Representative of UK
Saint Vincent Ferrer High School10th Grade – Manhattan
Assy-Barry H.E. ASSY BARRYPermanent Representative of Angola
The Brooklyn International High School10th Grade – Brooklyn
Daniel-Alejandro-Sernadas H.E. DANIEL ALEJANDRO SERNADASPermanent Representative of Kenya Aviation High School11th Grade – Long Island City Deandra-Desnoes H.E. DEANDRA DESNOESPermanent Representative of Romania Aviation High School9th Grade – Long Island City
Emre-Yalaza H.E. EMRE YALAZAPermanent Representative of PakistanAviation High School12th Grade – Long Island City Farea-Ahhmad H.E. FAREA AHHMADPermanent Representative of CanadaAviation High School10th Grade – Long Island City
Jonas-Neil-improgo H.E JONAS NEIL IMPROGOPermanent Representative of VietnamForest Hill High School10th Grade – Queens Latrell-D-Brown H.E. LATRELL DAVID BROWNPermanent Representative of South AfricaPS/IS 1658th Grade – Brooklyn
Justine-Kouyate H.E. JUSTINE KOUYATEPermanent Representative of PolandThe Brooklyn International High School11th Grade – Brooklyn Mallaigh-Ashton H.E. MALLAIGH ASHTONPermanent Representative of MaliSaint Vincent Ferrer High School10th Garde – Manhattan
Martina-Danica-Pesa H.E. MARTINA DANICA PESAPermanent Representative of MalaysiaForest Hill High School10th Grade – Manhattan Mary-June-Calderon H.E. MARY MCKNIGHTPermanent Representative of GermanySaint Vincent Ferrer High School10th Grade – Manhattan
Manosh-Paul H.E. MANOSH PAULPermanent Representative of South KoreaAviation High School11th Grade – Long Island City Mary-June-Calderon H.E. MARY JUNE CALDERONPermanent Representative of PeruSaint Vincent Ferrer High School10th Grade – Manhattan
Merve-Topal H.E. MERVE TOPALPermanent Representative of Tanzania Brooklyn Amity School10th Grade – Brooklyn Mohamed-Lamine-Doumbia H.E. MOHAMED LAMINE DOUMBIAPermanent Representative of NigeriaThe Brooklyn International Amity School10th Grade – Brooklyn
Nasreen-islam H.E. NASREEN ISLAMPermanent Representative of Belgium The Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management10th Grade – Manhattan Nathalie-Lorraine-Ponce H.E. NATHALIE LORRAINE PONCEPermanent Representative of Spain Brooklyn Amity School11th Grade – Brooklyn
Nicky-Brussel-Farice H.E. NICKY BRUSSEL FARICEPermanent Representative of Dominican Republic Ethical Culture Fieldston School10th Grade – Manhattan. Nushrat-Jahan H.E. NUSHRAT JAHANPermanent Representative of United States The Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management10th Grade – Manhattan
Oasima-Muner H.E OASIMA MUNERPermanent Representative of Russia Aviation High School10th Grade – Long Island City Onur-Hamza-Bas H.E ONUR HAMZA BASPermanent Representative of Greece Pioneer Academy10th Grade – NJ
Royal-Raj-Sharma H.E. ROYAL RAJ SHARMAPermanent Representative of TunisiaForest Hill High School10th Grade – Queens Ruth-Ake H.E. RUTH AKEPermanent Representative of Indonesia Saint Vincent Ferrer High School10th Grade – Manhattan
Sam-R-Appel H.E. SAM R. APPELPermanent Representative of HaitiEthical Culture Fieldston School11th Grade – Bronx Serenity-Jones H.E. SERENITY JONESPermanent Representative of Saudi Arabia Urban Science Academy8th Grade – Bronx
Sila-Gecir H.E. SILA GECIRPermanent Representative of Malawi Brooklyn Amity School11th Grade – Brooklyn Zakaria-Mohammed-Khan H.E. ZAKARIA MOHAMMED KHANPermanent Representative of Switzerland Forest Hill High School10th Grade – Queens