Global Youth Summit 2021

Global Youth Summit (GYS) is an annual gathering of students and youth leaders to engage them with today’s global issues that affect them most. The event is in partnership with Global Peace Foundation and in support of the United Nations Sustainable Goals.

Date:  August 13 and 14, 2021

Time:  1:00 PM (GMT +8)

Live via Zoom, Facebook, and On24

Register here:  

Joining #GYS is FREE and is open to all interested students and youth.


August 13, 1PM (Friday)

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Public Health:  Ensuring Community Safety in the Time of Pandemic

Dr. Kilimanguru Tiwaquen

Licensed Physician

Dr. Maria Rosario Vergeire

OIC-Undersecretary of Health

Department of Health


SDG 4: Quality Education

Soft Skills Education: Education for Future Success

Mr. Chito Macapagal

Trustee, SM Foundation

Dr. Ethel Agnes Valenzuela

Director, South East Asian Ministers of Education Organization


August 14, 1PM (Saturday)

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Transitioning to a Better Global “New Normal”

Mr. Felino Palafox, Jr.

Urban Planner and Founder of Palafox Associates

Mr. Raymond Rufino

Chief Executive Officer



SDG 2: Zero Hunger

Achieve Food Security, Improved Nutrition and Promote Sustainable Agriculture

Ms. Arlene Tan-Bantoto

Head of Public Affairs, Communications, and Sustainability

Nestlé Philippines

Mr. Leo Manuel Casaclang

Founder, LocalRoots Agricultural Farming and Services


SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Creativity and Innovation:  Skills for the 21st Century

Nicolette Bambao

Wonderful Employee Experience Director Globe Telecom


GLOBAL YOUTH SUMMIT:  A Multi-sector Partnership

Young people today are the leaders of tomorrow.  The role of present-day leaders is to prepare and empower the next generation through education and experiences that will enable them to better understand complex global challenges and trends.

GYS has engaged top leaders from the government, non-government, and business sectors as mentors to the thousands of young leaders who participated in the Global Youth Summit for eight years.

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