Saturday, 20 August 2016
Mission To empower youth to achieve sustainable development on the individual, local, and global levels History The project developed from Friendship Ambassadors Foundation’s cultural exchanges aimed at cultivating youth development. Since 2004, a team of dedicated core staff and a network of officials, organizations, and tireless volunteers have maintained this unique platform to allow youth to find solutions to today’s development issues.
Impact The Youth Assembly is the recognized as the largest and longest running youth conference at the United Nations. Over the course of our previous 17 sessions, 12,000 youth from all over the world developed a better understanding of the various practices and perspectives in international development. Through our extensive alumni network, International Youth Council, and partnership with like-minded organizations such as The Resolution Project, the Youth Assembly’s powerful impact ripples far beyond the three-day conference. Delegates leave the assembly with the knowledge and resources they need to make a genuine and ongoing change.
Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.
Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.
Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.