What Happens When Young People Lead?


“WYA’s presence at the Commissions is vital with respect to solidarity, as we stand in solidarity to make sure that all countries can have a seat at the table and have the full scope of their human rights respected…”

Thomas Sarrouf, a WYA Chapter leader from the United States, delivered a statement on behalf of WYA at the 54th United Nations Commission on Population and Development (UN CPD). Click on the photo to listen to WYA’s proposal of putting human dignity at the center of the conversation on sustainable development, particularly the role of the family. 

He, alongside selected WYA members from different regions, had the vital role of representing WYA in this year’s UN CPD. Learn more about how WYA members can make an impact in policy at the UN by reading their experiences.

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You’re in Luck! Batch 2 and 3 for the Advocacy Academy Now Open.
By high demand, more slots await you in WYA’s latest program: the Advocacy Academy. Still wondering if the WYA Advocacy Academy is for you? Listen to the advice of members who went through the pilot batch last year!  Read more



It’s Still a Summer to Remember if…
We make it a WYA Summer! Traverse these strange times with people who have flourished in challenging moments in history. Europe and North America members can still catch the next batch of the Certified Training Program.
Maybe you’re looking for something to up your resume game? You might be our next WYA intern.
Finally, WYA Africa members who are on the lookout to engage more with our programs can catch WYAA’s upcoming Youth Summit this May.



Meet the New WYA Staff Members!
We’re excited to introduce the two latest additions to the WYA Staff family. Both hailing from the Philippines, get to know WYA Asia Pacific’s Regional Director of Operations Kleine Abrugena and WYA’s Design and Social Media Associate Mary Grace Cruz.


WYA Around the World

Asia Pacific

WYAAP Launches HD Patron Community

WYAAP Launches New Chapter in Tajikistan



WYA Poland Hosts Viktor Frankl Event Online

WYA Europe: Meet our Batch 2 2021 Interns


North America

WYANA Regional Director Addresses Students at Thomas Aquinas College


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