Call for Youth Activists from Asia-Pacific Region to Build Stronger United Nations

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Call for Youth Activists from Asia-Pacific Region to Build Stronger United Nations

Call for Youth Activists from Asia-Pacific Region to Build Stronger United NationsUNA Germany is delighted to announce the call for applications for youth activists (18-27 years) from developing countries from the Asia-Pacific (APAC) Region to participate in a Youth Advocates Workshop in Malaysia to promote youth participation and empowerment for strong United Nations
The workshop is implemented in cooperation with the United Nations Association of Malaysia (UNAM). Flights, accommodation and meal costs will be covered. You can find information on the workshop and application process below or download the call for applications here. The deadline for applications is 16 September 2019 (5pm CET).

As UN Secretary General Guterres said, young people are critical agents of change. It is for this reason that we see the exchange between young and engaged individuals as highly effective in the further promotion of youth participation in their countries and potentially as youth delegates at the United Nations. The workshop provides a chance for young people who are passionate about youth participation for the UN to meet, share their experiences and learn together throughout and beyond the workshop.

Application Process (Deadline for Applications: 16 September 2019)

Applicants should have the following qualities:

Be youth activists committed to youth participation between the ages of 18–27 years;
Interested in international affairs, particularly in youth issues;
Passionate about solving the world’s most pressing problems and working to engage young people in this important agenda;
Residents of a developing country in the APAC region (Asia-Pacific) with an active UNA/UNYA*;
Able to travel for up to a week in November 2019 (most likely November 16 – 22).
Skill and qualification requirements:

Civil society engagement, preferably in the area of youth participation;
Support from the UNA/UNYA in your home country*;
Knowledge of current international affairs;
Proven ability to work collaboratively with others;
Fluency in English;
Excellent writing, communication, organisational, and interpersonal skills
Culturally competent.
We strive for gender balance and strongly encourage applications from women.
All applications must include (in English language):

Curriculum Vitae (please attach a PDF);
Letter of Motivation (2000 characters in online form);
Short Analysis on “Opportunities and Challenges for Strengthening UN-related Youth Participation in your Country” (please attach a PDF);
Letter of support from your UNA/YUNA (please attach a PDF).
Submitting Application: All applications must be submitted via our online form on https://dgvn.de/index.php?id=3368 by 5 p.m. CET on September 16, 2019.

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