The World Food Forum 2024: Good food for all, for today and tomorrow.


Youth Assembly
Youth Assembly



The Youth Assembly serves as a year-round open and inclusive platform for young people to co-create and engage in discussions about various agrifood systems related issues. It brings together young individuals, youth entities, organizations and constituencies to discuss specific policy topics or issues within agrifood systems and develop joint recommendations or solutions.

Youth Assembly sessions include:

  • Dialogues to address regional policy challenges;
  • Global youth consultations on agrifood systems related topics or action plans;
  • Sessions to outline youth priorities that could feed into relevant conferences or fora;
  • Progress assessments on declarations or commitments made by policymakers;
  • Intergenerational dialogues on different cross-cutting topics related to agrifood systems and the Sustainable Development Goals.


Intergovernamental Process
Youth Policy Board
Youth Assembly
Young Scientists Group
Youth Representatives and Observers
National Youth Delegations
WFF National Chapters
Youth Organizations and Partners
Young Farmers
Indigenous Youth


Our mission is clear – cultivating a space where youth voices echo resilience, innovation and inclusiveness. The Youth Assembly is a place where ideas flourish and actions speak louder than words. We believe in the power of collective action to bring about positive change in agrifood systems globally. It is a unique opportunity for young minds to converge, discuss policy matters, and exchange diverse perspectives and experiences. The Youth Assembly serves as the epicenter of our collective efforts, creating a ripple effect that reverberates throughout the year.

Join us and be part of our mission!


Co-creation and Co-leadership

Co-created by passionate youth leaders and led by the WFF Youth Policy Board, our Assembly thrives on inclusivity, diversity and utmost respect for everyone. Are you a youth organization looking to co-host a youth assembly session? Reach out to [email protected].

Youth Assembly Cycle in 2024

In 2024, we are breaking new ground! For the first time, the Youth Assembly will extend its impact beyond the WFF annual flagship event, by hosting virtual sessions regularly throughout the year to delve into important topics and conferences that play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our agrifood systems. This will ensure that youth voices are heard and actively contribute to ongoing policy discussions and debates.

The 2024 cycle of the Youth Assembly will culminate at the World Food Forum flagship event in a hybrid format from 14 to 18 October, with follow-up sessions until December. This will serve as the cumulation of our year-long efforts, discussions and collaborative initiatives.



In 2024, the Youth Assembly will have three main objectives:

  • Co-creating and conduction regional and thematic sessions throughout the year with all interested young individuals and youth entities on various agrifood systems related topics;
  • Consulting the draft of the Global Youth Action Plan 2024-25 with youth groups across the world, leading to the launch during the WFF 2024 flagship event in October;
  • Inspiring local leaders and WFF National Youth Chapters to take action based on the policy recommendations made in Youth Assembly sessions.


Get Involved

Are you passionate about creating a sustainable and inclusive future for agrifood systems? Whether you are a student, activist, researcher, or someone who cares deeply about these issues, your voice matters.

Registration to the Youth Assembly 2024 coming soon!

Past editions and outputs of the
Youth Assemblies

Youth Action
Youth Assembly 2022

Youth Assembly 2022

In 2022, the WFF Youth Assembly identified and drafted regional policy recommendations and actions, based on the 2021 global youth action compendium, that represent the vision of young people on the urgent needs to transform our agrifood systems.

Youth Action
Youth Assembly 2021

Youth Assembly 2021

In its first edition, the Youth Assembly drafted a global youth action compendium – presenting a collection of priority working areas synthesized from youth calls to action worldwide, highlighting both requests to national and local governments and the commitments of youth and youth groups.


WFF Culinary Series: Exploring sustainable cooking practices
WFF Culinary Series: Exploring sustainable cooking practices

The WFF Youth Towards Zero Food Waste campaign has embarked on an exciting journey with the launch of its culinary series.

WFF shines at ECOSOC Partnership Forum
WFF shines at ECOSOC Partnership Forum

The World Food Forum (WFF) kicked off 2024 by co-hosting a virtual side event at the ECOSOC Partnership Forum.

WFF at CFS 51: Stakeholders Discuss Transformative Modalities to Translate CFS Youth Policy Recommendations into Tangible Action at the Country Level
WFF at CFS 51: Stakeholders Discuss Transformative Modalities to Translate CFS Youth Policy Recommendations into Tangible Action at the Country Level

The World Food Forum (WFF) convened a multitude of stakeholders to discuss transformative modalities for shifting the CFS Policy recommendations on...

Calling all changemakers: Partner with the World Food Forum!
Calling all changemakers: Partner with the World Food Forum!

If you are interested in joining forces with us, explore the various partnership opportunities.


Need more information?


Let’s create a better food future, together.
Be part of the solution.