On August 7th 2014, TakingITGlobal’s AYV Team had the opportunity to attend the Youth Assembly at the United Nations and exhibit our 2014 AYV Collection. Hosted by the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, the Youth Assembly at the UN brings together youth from around the world to work together and become active participants in the success of the UN Millennium Development Goals.
Hosted at the United Nations in New York City, youth delegates had the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussion, sparked by the content of the 20 media pieces that we showcased. It was truly inspiring to see the youth delegate’s interest in the art pieces and to hear their interpretations of the various images.
In addition to sharing the media pieces with youth delegates, we had the unique opportunity to exhibit our artworks to official UN delegates. The delegates were extremely impressed with the artworks and many commented on the importance of programs such as TakingITGlobal and Adobe Youth Voices.
Following our exhibition, we were invited to set up our art pieces in the main assembly room were youth delegates were attending a session entitled: Travel + Social Good Present: When Travel Makes Good- A Conversation with Agents of Changes. Speakers of this session included: Gilad Goren, Founder, Only Six Degrees; Kate Otto, Global Health Consultant; Taylor Conroy, Founder, Change Heroes.
We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation for allowing us to host an exhibition at the Youth Assembly and for giving us the opportunity to share our AYV pieces with this passionate group of youth from around the world.