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International Youth Parliament (IYP)

Global Inclusiveness.  Value-Based Leadership.  Collaborative Solutions.


       International Youth Parliament Mission and Overview

The mission of the nonprofit Global Prosperity and Peace Initiative (GPPI), under which the IYP operates, is “to increase the level of love, prosperity, and peace on Earth.”

The mission of the International Youth Parliament is to increase the love, prosperity, and peace on earth through Global Inclusiveness, Value-Based Leadership, and Collaborative Solutions, using problem-prevention strategies and solutions ​that are ​generated and promoted by youth from every nation​, to achieve the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals​.”

  • In October, 2018, the International Youth Parliament (IYP), a Global Prosperity and Peace Initiative Project, was suggested in Agadir, Morocco, by Najat Anwar and Kamal Moummad (GPPI Elite International Peace Ambassador and GPPI Regional Director of the Greater Middle East, respectively). Dr. Paula Fellingham, Founder and Director of the Global Prosperity and Peace Initiative, then continued developing the idea and brought others onto the IYP Team.
  • The purpose and focus of the International Youth Parliament is twofold:
    • First, to teach leadership skills and prepare the youth in every nation to be excellent, benevolent leaders.
    • Second, to share with the world outstanding youth-created prevention strategies and solutions for local, regional, national, and international problems; specifically, the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
  • GPPI leaders and the IYP Senior Board of Directors will invite four qualified youth, ages 16 – 29 (two young men and two young women) from every nation recognized by the United Nations (195 nations) to be voting members of the International Youth Parliament.  IYP Ambassadors will volunteer in their positions for a maximum of 3 years. IYP Ambassadors must retire when they reach the age of 30, whether or not they’ve served for 3 years.
  • Additional youth (ages 16 – 29) from every country can become IYP Delegates when they meet the qualification requirements and pay the annual Delegate contribution. IYP Delegates can possibly become IYP Ambassadors. IYP Delegates will receive the same excellent leadership training and mentoring as IYP Ambassadors and, when they meet the requirements, they will be able to attend all International Youth Parliament Sessions and Conferences (online and live) as Delegates, not as voting Ambassadors.
  • International Youth Parliament Ambassadors and Delegates will connect at online IYP weekly video calls, facilitated by Senior and Youth leaders. IYP will use the Zoom video platform for these calls. Additionally, Ambassadors and Delegates will meet twice each year at live events: one regional event and one international event.
  • IYP Ambassadors and Delegates will be expected to do the research and assignments given by IYP Mentors and Senior Leaders in timely ways. Ambassadors and Delegates will be receiving highly-valuable information and guidance that will prepare them well to lead companies, their own (future) businesses, or non-government organizations in their communities and nations.
  • Participating in the International Youth Parliament will qualify Ambassadors and Delegates to receive excellent jobs or political positions, especially in national and global arenas. They will be respected and admired in their nations and in international communities.
  • IYP Ambassador and Delegate Qualifications
  • A desire to help fulfill the International Youth Parliament’s mission.
  • A love and respect for God’s children of all nations, cultures, beliefs, and religions.
  • An enthusiastic desire to discover, create, and promote solutions for today’s problems.
  • A desire to create strategies that prevent problems from starting or growing.
  • A willingness to collaborate with those who are aligned with our mission.
  • A willingness to learn from adults and other youth, to engage in productive discussions, and to contribute solutions.
  • A willingness to share IYP solutions with the media, etc. as needed.
  • The willingness to contribute to the cost of the program and the education and events for IYP Ambassadors and Delegates, or to secure a sponsor who can pay the annual contribution.
  • The annual contribution for IYP Ambassadors is $500 USD. The annual contribution for IYP Delegates is $250 USD. The list of things their donations pay for is below.
  • For IYP Ambassadors only: An agreement to attend (online) weekly Zoom calls, or to watch the call recordings when they cannot attend “live”. An agreement to attend annual regional and international events, unless an emergency prevents attendance. IYP Delegates are not required to attend meetings and events, however, they are encouraged to attend.
  • A willingness to always represent the International Youth Parliament in ways that reflect well on the Initiative.
  • All social media postings will be in alignment with IYP values and follow the IYP Social Media Guidelines.
  • An agreement that if IYP Ambassadors and IYP Delegates are out of compliance with any of the qualifications and requirements, they will be removed from their positions.
  • IYP Ambassadors and Delegates will have the opportunity to share the ideas, suggestions, strategies, and solutions that have been approved with:

o Online social media and blogs o Press releases (online and hard copy) o Newspapers, magazines o Local, regional, national radio interviews o Local, regional, national television interviews o Live events o Local, national, and international adult parliaments/organizations/businesses o Conversations with influential people worldwide o Possible attendance at local, regional, national, and/or international meetings with influential leaders in nations worldwide

  • Families of all IYP Ambassadors and IYP Delegates will be responsible for all costs (travel, etc.) related to these positions of honor. (Friends and/or sponsors may also contribute to the costs.)
  • Additional donations are encouraged; the nonprofit Global Prosperity and Peace Initiative/International Youth Parliament deeply appreciates all tax-deductible contributions to our Global Youth Initiative. See ProsperityandPeace.org – Click on “Donate Now.”
  • Annual IYP Ambassador and IYP Delegate Donations will cover:
    • All IYP Courses and the excellent materials and curriculum that each IYP Ambassador and Delegate will receive for one full year.
    • IYP Ambassadors and Delegates attendance at all IYP events, including international conferences and weekly online IYP Trainings (event travel and accommodations not included).
    • Weekly Leadership Training and Mentoring by esteemed experts and leaders worldwide.
    • Weekly Global Issues Training to prepare IYP Ambassadors and Delegates to understand and offer solutions for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
    • Management of the Global Initiative in 195 nations: 780 IYP Ambassadors; many IYP Delegates; IYP Boards; 3 member staff; website; server, other misc. overhead.
    • Production of all Regional and International IYP (live) events and meetings.
  • The IYP has a highly-qualified Senior Board of Directors and 30+ internationally-experienced individuals serve on the IYP Board of Advisors.
  • The IYP will have a Youth Board of Directors (YBD). Two youth (one young man and one young woman) will be chosen from each of the eight regions of the world to serve on the Youth Board of Directors (16 youth).

Questions? Email Dr. Paula Fellingham, Director: Paula@ProsperityandPeace.org



The mission of the nonprofit Global Prosperity and Peace Initiative (GPPI), under which the IYP operates, is “to increase the level of love, prosperity, and peace on Earth.”


  • The Global Prosperity and Peace Initiative (GPPI) was launched at the World Parliament on Spirituality on November 17 – 20, 2016, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Delegates, speakers, and performers from 72 nations attended the official launch of this Global Initiative.
  • This Initiative offers education-based solutions for the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. (ProsperityandPeace.org– see video on the homepage.)
  • The International Youth Parliament is currently the foremost program of the GPPI. See the homepage video on InternationalYouthParliament.com.
  • Our trainings, courses, programs, books, modules (online and offline) are all focused on strengthening Delegates (especially youth) in every area of their lives: mentally; physically, emotionally; socially; spiritually (all inclusive); financially; and in all their relationships. All GPPI courses and lessons will be translated and customized, then taught live and online in collaboration with local leaders, individuals, organizations, businesses, schools, and parents in every nation. Curriculum includes self-development courses, value lessons and peace-building activities for youth and families, resources to help reduce conflict in workplaces, modules on how to start and grow businesses, and much more.
  • The GPPI Youth Programs will help further our mission by teaching leadership, confidence, integrity, entrepreneurship and many character-strengthening values to youth worldwide. One of our primary strategies is to empower youth to prevent and help resolve social issues such as bullying, inclusivity, drug abuse, and suicide and to help them become tomorrow’s leaders and successful business men and women who understand individual and social responsibility.  In collaboration with youth-strengthening local programs (in the U.S. and nations worldwide) we produce curriculum (courses, trainings) documentaries, short films, and events.  We spotlight challenges youth face today and we provide value-based solutions.
  • Currently, GPPI Peace Lessons are being presented in homes and schools worldwide, in four languages (English, Arabic, French, Spanish). The Peace Lessons are free and downloadable from our website.  (See ProsperityandPeace.org– Peace Lessons.) 
  • The Women of the Middle East Network (W.O.M.E.N.) was officially launched in January, 2018, in Israel. This education-based organization, which is part of GPPI, has the same mission. Women from Israel, Palestine, and Jordan are the first to participate. (WomenoftheMiddleEast.org)  
  • Our teams are well organized. Regional Directors, Peace Ambassadors, National Peace Ambassadors, and other Delegates help implement the Initiative. Hundreds of volunteers worldwide are currently participating with GPPI.  We stay connected using Zoom video calls, emails, Facebook and WhatsApp.
  • On (and around) International Peace Day, Sept 21, we present Prosperity and Peace Summits in many nations. Our National Peace Ambassadors collaborate with organizations and individuals to present annual Summits where we educate, celebrate progress, and set new goals.  
  • In 2017, our Peace Ambassadors and National Peace Ambassadors in 80+ nations presented 98 Peace Summits. We invite you to watch our video on our website:


Questions? Email Info@ProsperityandPeace.org

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July 23, 2019
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