DEADLINE: 30 November, 2017
Friendship Ambassadors Foundation (FAF) is pleased to announce the dates for the upcoming session of the Youth Assembly in 2018. Organized on the theme of “Innovation and Collaboration for a Sustainable World,” the 21st session of the Youth Assembly is tentatively scheduled from 14-16 February 2018 and will serve as a forum to open up new pathways for cooperation, while harnessing the creativity and energy of youth delegates for global impact. In alignment with the upcoming 2018 High-Level Political Forum, the conference will focus on the environmental dimensions of the 2030 Agenda, particularly Goals 6, 7, 11, 12, and 15.
- FAF invites youth from around the world to apply for next year’s Winter Youth Assembly. Delegate applications are open to youth between the ages of 16 to 28 who exemplify strong potential or have made an impact as leaders and changemakers in their communities. Interested applicants who are 29 years or older may apply as an Observer.
Eligibility & Selection
A Youth Assembly Delegate* must be:
- Between the ages of 16 – 28 (at the time of the conference)
- Actively involved in his/her community
- Interested in sustainable development and the United Nations
- Strongly motivated to become a changemaker in their community and the world
Interested applicants who are older than 28 may apply as a Youth Assembly Observer*.
Applications are evaluated based on the individual’s work or involvement, achievements, and interest in sustainable development and the United Nations.
*Please note that becoming a Youth Assembly Delegate/Observer does not constitute an official position as a representative, delegate or ambassador of your country.
- Participants who register during the Early-Bird registration period (16 October – 30 November 2017) have the opportunity to attend a briefing/visit at a Permanent Mission to the United Nations, in addition to all of the sessions at the Youth Assembly at the United Nations.
Outstanding Youth Delegate Award
- Carrying on this year’s successful run, FAF will once again recognize two (2) Outstanding Youth Delegates for the 2018 Winter edition.
- The winners will have the unique opportunity to speak during the Youth Assembly and inspire other young people through their work and commitment to global development and the success of the SDGs.
The Delegate Package is designed to extend the Youth Assembly experience beyond the conference and provide an exclusive networking opportunity to delegates, in addition to affordable accommodation and meals during their stay in the United States
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