YOUNGA Forum to Convene Global Youth Community, World Leaders and A-list Stars For First-of-its Kind VR Global Spectacle

LONDON, Oct. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomorrow sees the premiere of the YOUNGA Forum, a pioneering virtual reality global youth takeover of the United Nations connecting 1,500 Youth Delegates across 100+ countries with key decision-makers, to mark the United Nations' 75(th) anniversary.

Streamed live to millions in a ground-breaking virtual reality format, the YOUNGA Forum is hosted by BridgingTheGap Ventures, an organization developing and supporting youth-led innovation and youth talent development.

Confirmed high-level speakers include:

    --  World Health Organization Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom
    --  UN Undersecretary-General and UN75 Special Advisor Fabrizio
    --  actress, model and Co-Founder MyEcoResolution Cara Delevingne;
    --  Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi;
    --  actor (Riverdale) and musician Drew Ray Tanner;
    --  actor and ONE Campaign Ambassador Calum Worthy;
    --  actor (POSE), singer and LGBTQ+ advocate Dyllón Burnside;
    --  Co-founder of Born This Way Foundation and mother to Lady Gaga, Cynthia
    --  human rights activist Siyabulela Mandela;
    --  high-level speakers from UN Foundation, UNAIDS, The World Bank Group,
        Artists for Amazonia and many more.

The global broadcast will see a series of intergenerational fireside chats and keynote remarks take place across six thematic VR locations to mobilizing greater connectivity between today and tomorrow's generation of changemakers.

Key thematic tracks of the Forum include advancing Climate Action and Sustainable Living, Equality and Inclusion, Future of Education and Work, Mental Health and Wellbeing, and Peace and Justice.

YOUNGA will also stage breath-taking performances by headline acts. Grammy award-winning rapper, songwriter, and record producer, Pitbull and Emmy award-winning dancer, actress, singer and Founder of KINRGY Julianne Hough.

The YOUNGA Forum is the initiative of BridgingTheGap Ventures, a Canadian youth-led, and women-led social enterprise founded by accomplished youth mobilizer and esteemed female entrepreneur, Kelly Lovell.

YOUNGA is proud to be supported by strategic partners such as the global communications partner, social impact enterprise The World We Want, event experience partners VR education, corporate training platform ENGAGE by VR Education Holdings PLC, global community of educators and trainers in virtual and augmented reality Educators in VR and XR pioneers BurrCastleXR.

The YOUNGA Forum takes place on Saturday 24 Oct 12:00 pm - 11:55 pm EDT. Tickets for YOUNGA Forum are available at To view the full list of confirmed speakers, visit

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SOURCE The World We Want