Call for Applications

Posted by Kinley Tshering, February 16th, 2017

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:

Youth, Peace & Security in Asia and the Pacific: A Regional Consultation

Calling young people engaged in peace building in the Asia-Pacific Region!

The United Nations is seeking 45 young people (aged 15-29) who are active, enthusiastic and invested in peace building in their country and/or across the Asia Pacific region, to help reshape the role of youth in sustaining peace building in their communities and countries for a safer tomorrow.

As part of a series of regional consultations the United Nations will organize a consultation for the Asia Pacific region, to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 16th – 19th of May 2017. This is part of a global effort to bolster action on the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 that calls for a greater role for young people in strengthening peace and security. The discussions from various regional consultations will feed into a report highlighting the positive contribution of young people in peacebuilding. The result of the consultation will be presented to the UN Secretary General and the Member States of the United Nations at the end of 2017. The regional consultation in Bangkok will comprise of strategic peer to peer discussions among 45 selected young people from the region. There will also be time dedicated to peer to peer capacity/skills building for the selected participants, and discussions between young people and key stakeholders such as INGOs, academic institutions, donors and UN agencies.

Please note that we are only inviting a selected group of youth-led organization and youth peace builders in the region to submit applications. The selection of young people from the Asia Pacific will be made based on motivation and experience, with the majority coming from youth-led . The organizers will ensure balance in terms of age, gender, geography and diversity among selected participants.

Successful applicants will be notified by email. The travel, visa and accommodation of the select youth participants will be provided.

All applications must be submitted by Wednesday 15 March 2017 at 1pm (Bangkok time). Please read the Applicant’s Guide for more information on the eligibility and application process before applying here. All expenses, including travel and accommodation will be covered by the United Nations.

For questions please write to apypsconsultation@gmail.com

We wish you the best of luck in the application, and we look forward to reviewing your applications!

(Click here for Application and  Guide lines)Applicant’s Guide_APYPSConsultation