Current Opportunities to Engage in United Nations Processes
By 23 February: Apply for Stakeholder Selection Committee for the President of the General Assembly's High-level Action Event on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda
On 23 March 2017, the President of the 71st UN General Assembly, Ambassador Peter Thomson, in collaboration with the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Ms. Patricia Espinosa, will convene Member States, the UN System, and stakeholders at United Nations Headquarters in a High-level Action Event on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda. At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), UN-NGLS is facilitating a process to identify two civil society speakers, one social entrepreneur speaker, and stakeholders wishing to attend as observers. UN-NGLS will facilitate a stakeholder Selection Committee for the evaluation and short-listing of civil society and social entrepreneur candidates for the speaking roles, to be presented to OPGA for their consideration. The Committee will ensure regional and gender balance, and diversity of age and expertise in the overall set of candidates. The President of the General Assembly will make the final selection of the speakers for this event.
Apply for the stakeholder Selection Committee here: http://bit.ly/23March-UNPGA-Climate-SDGs-Committee-Apply
By 25 February: Apply to speak at or attend the President of the General Assembly's High-level Action Event on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda
For the event listed previously on this page, UN-NGLS is facilitating a process to identify two civil society speakers, one social entrepreneur speaker, and stakeholders wishing to attend as observers.
Apply to speak by 25 February. Apply to attend by 16 March. The application form may be found here:
More information is available here.
Apply to the UN Youth Delegate Programme
Participation in decision-making is one of the key priority areas of the United Nations agenda on youth. One form of youth participation at the United Nations is through the inclusion of youth delegates in a country's official delegation to the United Nations General Assembly and various functional Commissions of the Economic and Social Council. The youth delegate programme is coordinated by the Focal Point on Youth at the global level, but it is the responsibility of the Member States to establish a youth delegate programme at the national level, and to decide who will represent the young people of their country. The roles of a youth representative varies from country to country, but normally includes providing input to their delegation on issues related to youth and participate in their delegation's general work through attending meetings and informal negotiations.
For more information on the UN Youth Delegate Programme, please refer to the following website: https://www.un.org/development/desa/youth/what-we-do/youth-delegate-programme.html