Current Opportunities to Engage in United Nations Processes
Participate in Stakeholder Consultation UN Development System Review Process - "The UN Country Teams We Want"
The President of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, will convene a one-day High-level Forum on the Culture of Peace on Thursday, 7 September, 2017 at United Nations Headquarters in New York. Stakeholders may apply to attend the forum here: http://bit.ly/7-Sept-Peace-Apply
9 October 2017 – Apply for Collaboration Committee
18 October 2017 – Submit analysis & proposals to this consultation
Ongoing in 2017: Apply to attend Thematic Sessions and Multi-stakeholder hearings of Global Compact on Migration preparatory process in New York, Geneva and Vienna
At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly, UN-NGLS, UN DESA, UN University, and the UN Global Compact, with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), are facilitating the participation of stakeholders in the informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings and the six informal Thematic Sessions of the preparatory process for a global compact on migration. More information and the application form is available here:
By 17 October 2017: Participate in UN Environment Management Group's Online Consultations for Nexus Dialogues
During 2017, the UN Environment Management Group (EMG) will host a series of high-level and technical level Dialogues to discuss the environmental dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals from a nexus perspective. To enhance the content and discussion of each event in the Nexus Dialogue series the EMG is hosting four phases of online consultations. Information about the online consultations and Nexus Dialogues is available here: https://www.globaldevhub.org/nexusdialogues
By 3 November 2017: Apply to the Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals Initiative
Convened by the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, 17 young change-makers are recognized for their leadership and contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
More information about the initiative and the application form is available here: http://sdgyoungleaders.org
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. More information on the UN Youth Delegate Programme is available here: https://www.un.org/development/desa/youth/what-we-do/youth-delegate-programme.html