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Winter Youth Assembly in New York City, USA
Country: USA
City: New York
Feb 15 - Feb 19, 2019
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Winter Youth Assembly at New York City, USA has opened the application. The 23rd Session of The Youth Assembly takes the theme of “Empowering Youth for Global Development”. Throughout history, young people have played crucial roles in leading national and global movements that changed the world, despite the numerous challenges that they face, such as age discrimination, underrepresentation, lack of resources and unemployment. This conference aims to address these gaps and will work towards fostering the inclusion of youth across all social and regional groups in tackling and solving global challenges.

Inspired by the upcoming 2019 U.N. High-Level Political Forum, the role of youth in global development will particularly be considered with regard to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 4 (Quality Education for All), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 10 (Reduced Inequalities), 13 (Climate Action), 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions) and 17 (Partnership for the Goals). This will include an assessment of progress on these core challenges of our time, while also exploring new opportunities to advance these issues through the lens of youth.

In light of our global outlook, regional inclusion will be emphasized, with special sessions dedicated to the specific interests and issues of different continents and regions. A strong focus will also be placed on reducing inequalities, with in-depth reviews into achieving gender and racial equality, and the amplifying inclusion of those with disabilities, indigenous communities and other minority groups.

In view of FAF’s commitment to creating impact for sustainable development, all conference sessions will seek to develop and strengthen tangible, pragmatic hard skills that can be put to immediate and effective use to solve local and global problems. Additional effort will be made to foster soft skills such as creativity, collaboration, intuition, and developing a global mindset.

Eligibility

  • Delegates must be 16-28 years old by the start of the program
  • Proven track record of leadership experience, school, or community involvement
  • Interest in global affairs, sustainable development, and youth issues
  • Proficient in English (intermediate level)
  • 29+ years old may apply as an Observer

Important Dates

  • Application opens on October 22, 2018 at 5:00 PM EST.
  • Apply before November 20, 2018 to be eligible for the Early-bird benefit.
  • If you need to apply for a U.S. visa to attend the event, apply before November 20, 2018.
  • Registrants must have their U.S. visa before January 11, 2019 to be admitted.

Specifications
Type of Opportunity Conferences
Event Date15 February,2019 to 19 February,2019
Deadline25 January,2019
CountryUSA
CityNew York
Open toAll
OrganizerThe Youth Assembly
Contact the organizer[email protected]

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