Past Event
December 10 - 10, 2018

Youth Solutions Summit, LA

Los Angeles, CA

In collaboration with the United Nations Human Rights Office and the Office of Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti, the United Nations Association of the United States of America celebrated the historic 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by launching its first ever “Youth Solutions Summit”. Through student-led conversations and collaboration with local community leaders, the Youth Solutions Summit provided a platform for students to present actionable items to address human rights issues affecting the Los Angeles area.

Topics that were addressed during the event included:

  • Gender equality
  • LGBTI equality
  • Homelessness
  • Immigration
  • Technology for social good

Notable Speakers for this event included:

  • Jason Collins: Retired NBA Player
  • Kate Gilmore: Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Ambassador Nina Hachigian: Los Angeles Deputy Mayor of International Affairs
  • Ford Roosevelt: President & CEO at Project GRAD Los Angeles
  • Shawn Kravich: Executive Director of the Snap Foundation
  • Dolores Huerta: Civil rights leader & Co-Founder of the National Farmworkers Association
  • Monique Coleman: American Actress & UN Youth Champion


Read about the highlights of the 2018 Youth Solutions Summit in this blog post by UNA-USA staff member, Marco Sanchez! 

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