8th University Scholars Leadership Symposium @ UNITED NATIONS – Bangkok, Thailand



“I think Humanitarian Affairs UK has created such a wonderful platform for you to gather together to discuss leadership, to discuss your own actions,

and to deal with humanitarian and development challenges that the world faces.”  

Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary General, United Nations New York


Humanitarian Affairs UK 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”. The committee are expecting about 900 emerging world leaders from the United Nations Member States to participate in this event which focuses on developing leaders to bring social change.


The committee are pleased to invite you to nominate up to 7 Outstanding Student Leaders to attend the Symposium or to disseminate this invitation to the student population in your institution of higher learning.


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 from United Nations webpage at : UN Reliefweb. For other enquiry, kindly write to

Please refer interested students to complete attached application form, and send in to this email address: Fiandara.adityani@humanitarianaffairs .org.

It would be great if they can send in the application by March 15th as to give the time for the team selection to process the application, and make sure the early bird registration fee is applicable.


Blurb for 8th USLS

You can view the video documentation of 2016 Symposium in Vietnam. Click on the picture below for the video.