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United Nations Academic Impact : 8th University Scholars Leadership Symposium

Humanitarian Affairs UK and United Nations Development Program ( UNDP ) will host the 8th University Scholars Leadership Symposium (USLS) 2017 at United Nations, Bangkok in Thailand from August 1st to 7th 2017. The theme of the Symposium is “Building LIFE, Giving HOPE”. We are expecting about 1,000 emerging world leaders from the United Nations Member States to participate in this event which focuses on developing leaders to bring social change.

Listed below are the official documents from UNDP and UNHCR about the USLS.

We are pleased to invite your university as a member of the United Nations Academic Impact ( UNAI ) to nominate between 5 to 7 Outstanding Student Leaders to attend the Symposium.

The USLS is a week-long Leadership Conference in Social Development for young leaders from all over the world. The purpose is to instil a sense of social responsibility as well as to cultivate the attributes of selfless giving among our emerging world leaders. The young participants will learn what it means to give back to the community and be challenged to respond to the needs of the marginalized with works of kindness and unconditional service. Delegates will have the opportunity to expand their professional network and understanding of world affairs. They will be motivated to use their knowledge and leadership skills to impact the communities in need.

Humanitarian Affairs UK, is affiliated to United Nations Global Compact, World Association of Non-Governmental Organization, International Association for Voluntary Efforts and the World Alliance for Citizens Participation.  More information about the program, speakers and fees of the Symposium can be obtained from or from United Nations webpage at : UN Reliefweb. For other enquiry, kindly write to

Important Documents:

View the video documentation of 2016 Symposium in Vietnam below.