UN Call for application for the Global Youth Forum (4th – 6th OF DECEMBER 2012, Bali, Indonesia) for Youth at the heart of rights and development
Forty-three percent of the world’s population is currently under 25. The number of young people is rising fastest in those parts of the world with the lowest economic growth. What does that mean for education, families, jobs, health and sustainability? How can civil society and international agencies work together to build a movement that will put youth interests at the heart of political debate and deliver sustainable results nationally and globally?
The ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Youth Forum aims to address these questions and represents the peak of efforts by UN agencies, young people and civil society to translate the participatory aspirations of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) into a sustainable youth advocacy network.
The Global Youth Forum is being delivered in full partnership with youth advocates and will bring together all stakeholders to make recommendations that will influence the global development agenda for the next 20 years.
Criteria for applicants
– A leader, or emerging leader, currently working at national level in an area that contributes to ICPD Programme of Action?
– working in a paid or voluntary capacity for a civil society organisation engaged in policy development at national and local levels?
– working in a paid or voluntary capacity for organisations that have a demonstrable national and/or international reach and mandate;
– Able to demonstrate outstanding youth advocacy and networking capabilities with experience high level of achievement in these areas across a wide variety of environment s and;
When considering candidates for the Global Youth Forum we take into account the following key knowledge, skills, awareness and values:
– a commitment to the values of the ICPD
– leadership experience and future potential;
– innovation in the arena of policy development and application;
– desire to contribute to and improve the leadership potential of the civil society sector;
– willingness to learn;
For more information. Visit the United Nations Non-governmental Liaison Service site.
One of us, Folusi Ajani will be attending the Women Deliver conference in Malaysia in 2013. She knew about the conference through our page. And she will representing Nigeria and Africa in grand style to promote the ‘Refer and Reward Scheme’ to reduce maternal mortality. This might be your chance to advance your ideas and contribute to sustainable development. Apply now.
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