Youth Action Day – The Summit of the Future( Funded Opportunity)

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Judith Macharia ()
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The Secretary-General of the United Nations is convening the Summit of the Future Action Days on 20 and 21 September 2024 at United Nations Headquarters in New York. We are excited to invite young people (18-30 years old) to apply for a funded opportunity to attend the Summit of the Future Youth Action Day to generate additional opportunities for the engagement of all actors.

The Summit of the Future Action Days will focus on multistakeholder partnership and action, in keeping with the vision of multilateralism that is more inclusive and networked, and thus effective.

By bringing together representatives from Member States, civil society, private sector, academia, local and regional authorities, youth, and many more, the Action Days will provide an opportunity for broad engagement and inclusion. These stakeholders have all played a key role in shaping the Pact for the Future and will be critical to its implementation. In addition, the Action Days will launch a new mode of engagement with youth – to elevate their voices and drive meaningful engagement in the issues that affect them, their futures and future generations of youth.

The Action Days will kick off with a dedicated, youth-led afternoon followed by a Saturday programme which will focus on three priority themes – digital and technology, peace and security, and sustainable development and financing. In addition to the three themes, there will also be a dedicated focus throughout the day on future generations. Expected participants include Heads of State, Ministers, senior UN officials and representatives from the private sector, civil society and other actors.

The United Nations Youth Office will support up to 10 young persons (18-30 years old) to participate in person at the Actions Days and in particular to actively engage in the Youth Action Day.

Selection of eligible young persons will be made by the Coordination Group of the Youth Action Day that includes representation from the UN Youth Office, Major Group for Children and Youth, Stakeholder Group for Ageing Co Chair – Help Age International, Population Council GIRL Center and Women Deliver. Selection will consider gender balance, geographical representation and other under-represented youth.

Before applying, please make sure you review the applications’ guidance that can be found here.

Please complete this form by Wednesday 10 July by midnight ET.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the UN Youth Office: Romeral Ortiz Quintilla, Programme Management Officer, gracia.ortizquintilla@un.org, and representatives from Major Group for Children and Youth, Women and Girls Deliver and Stakeholder Group on Ageing at youth-intergen-sotf@unmgcy.org.

Your voice matters in shaping the future! We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming you to the Summit of the Future Action Days.

 

 



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