World Urban Youth Assembly

World Urban Youth Assembly

About

The World Urban Youth Assembly is a platform for young people to debate matters of concern to them for consideration at the World Urban Forum. The idea is to ensure that the views of young people are taken into account. Held every two years, the Forum is an important event on the international calendar bringing together a wide range of participants from around the world to discuss key urban challenges facing the world today.

Participation

The Youth Assembly is held three days prior to the main World Urban Forum. This format provides youth with the opportunity to discuss and debate issues important to them, particularly, so that they are able to make meaningful contributions to the larger forum. This format was adopted following a request by youth attending the Second session of the World Urban Forum in Barcelona, Spain, in 2004, that UN-HABITAT involves youth more meaningfully in the proceedings.