The United Nations Young Changemakers Conclave is a platform to engage with eminent leaders from the field of business, politics, media, sport, development, media and the arts. The theme for 2017s dialogue explores the role of business, government and social entrepreneurs in achieving sustainable development goals. In times of extreme global warming, rising unemployment, unequal distribution of wealth and restricted access to quality healthcare - a collective and collaborative effort is required from all stakeholders in society. Play your part and participate in a conversation with those who can make a difference.
UNYCC was founded in 2011 in partnership with the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan. Since its inception, over 18,000 young Indians have engaged with speakers such as Dr Raghuram Rajan (Former RBI Governor), Leander Paes (Tennis Player), Arnab Goswami (Former Editor, Times Now), Ranveer Singh (Bollywood Star) and many more.
An initiative by the United Nations Information Centre for India & Bhutan, the UNYCC is a platform for changemakers, students, young professionals, entrepreneurs, and innovators. The agenda is to enable them engage with leaders from the field of business, politics, media, the arts, international affairs and social impact. The inaugural conclave was held in 2011 at the UNIC Headquarters in New Delhi and for the last 3 years it also takes place in Mumbai. Till date over 6000 young Indians have been selected to participate from over 18000 applicants.
The conclave is run by a group of social entrepreneurs, media professionals and communication experts with the support of team UNIC.
The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in New Delhi covers India and Bhutan and was the first United Nations office to be established in independent India in 1947. Its activities reflect a broad spectrum: the Centre plays a major role in publicizing UN initiatives and programs, engaging in a variety of outreach activities, like lectures, media briefings and press conferences, TV and radio interviews, exhibitions etc. UNIC conducts information activities on behalf of UN agencies without local representation and maintains close co-operation with and assists UN agencies based in India.
UNIC New Delhi provides information on the United Nations to print and electronic media, governmental and non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, academic and other research centers and think-tanks, students and the public at large. The UNIC’s Director acts as a spokesperson for the United Nations and represents the UN Secretary-General at important occasions and events. UNIC Director interacts regularly with the media, briefing them on key UN issues and giving interviews on topical and development issues.