Youth Summit in Istanbul brings together over 150 participants to promote peace in the face of growing human rights challenges

Young leaders from over 50 countries participated in the USIDHR Youth Summit 2022

Isabelle Vladoiu, founder of the USIDHR during the Human Rights Leader training

Isabelle Vladoiu, founder of the USIDHR during the Human Rights Leader training

Hon.  Gentiny Ngobila Mbaka, Governor of Kinshasa, DRC speaking at the 2022 USIDHR Youth Summit

Hon. Gentiny Ngobila Mbaka, Governor of Kinshasa, DRC speaking at the 2022 USIDHR Youth Summit

Youth Summit in Istanbul brings together over 150 participants to promote peace in the face of growing human rights challenges

When USIDHR was founded, my goal was to make human rights education increasingly accessible to everyone. Education is the most sustainable way to develop societies and create lasting peace”

— Isabelle Vladoiu, Founder, USIDHR

WASHINGTON, DC, United States, April 6, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The American Institute of Diplomacy and Human Rights hosted a Global Youth Summit in Istanbul this week to bring peace through l ‘education. The Youth Summit brought together representatives from over 50 countries, including fully-funded and partially-funded young leaders who were selected from thousands to represent their nation. The most anticipated event of the year, the USIDHR Youth Summit 2022 held in the heart of Istanbul at the DoubleTree by Hilton Avcilar did not disappoint with over 150 attendees coming to Istanbul to share their passion for the defense of human rights and diplomacy.

The Summit program opened with a welcome session with international guests such as the Queen Mother, the Goodwill Ambassador for Africa to the United Nations, Hon. Gentiny Ngobila Mbaka, Governor of Kinshasa – Democratic Republic of Congo, Cheikh Kasem Bader, President of the Universal Peace Council, HE Hussain Ismail, Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment of the Maldives, representatives of the UNICEF and diplomats. They were joined by Av. Turan Hançerli, Mayor of the Municipality of Avcilar, who welcomed the distinguished guests and the initiative of the US Institute to host the youth summit in the region of Avcilar.

The guest speakers were followed by an introductory session led by USIDHR Founder and international human rights law scholar, Ms. Isabelle Vladoiu, who presented a summary of the organization’s successful past events. nonprofit and charitable programs to inspire young leaders into future action. “When USIDHR was founded, my goal was to make human rights education increasingly accessible to everyone. Education is the most sustainable way to develop societies and create lasting peace,” said USIDHR Founder Isabelle Vladoiu.

Over the course of two days, one by one, the youth delegates then took to the stage to showcase their human rights work and impact in the community, followed by panel discussions moderated by the Board of Directors of USIDHR, which gave participants an additional opportunity to make themselves known on the international stage. In addition to the opportunity created for young people from more than 50 countries to make their voices heard on the international scene, the particularity of this summit was to train these young people to become leaders of human rights. During the two days, various experts from the founder of USIDHR, diplomats, human rights specialists, lawyers and businessmen trained the participants, and at the end, all those present received the Human Rights Leader certificate from the US Institute of Human Rights Diplomacy. The objective of these training sessions was to give future leaders the tools and knowledge to return to their communities and promote human rights education for all.

As young leaders, these participants work to promote a culture of peace through education at home and abroad. Participants also shared stories about their communities as well as what they hope will happen in the future. Many shared that it was an honor to represent such a diverse group of people who all come from different backgrounds but have a common goal – world peace!

About USIDHR:

The American Institute of Diplomacy and Human Rights (USIDHR) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Washington, DC. Its main objective is to advance education for all. Through its EduforEveryChild program, USIDHR helps children at risk of poverty go to school by supporting their education for an entire year. So far, they have helped hundreds of children to go to school by giving them the Edu-box containing school supplies, materials and the necessary to go to school. USIDHR also offers online courses and training on human rights, human trafficking, diplomatic protocol and etiquette, and business counseling. Other programs include Let Her Lead, an initiative to empower young women through education and training, and Religious Pluralism to promote religious freedom for all.

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