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UNAOC Fellowship 2022 for Young Leaders in MENA & EUNA Countries

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Fellowship Program aims at fostering intercultural exchange and interfaith understanding by engaging with young civil society leaders and professionals from Europe, North-America (EUNA), the Middle East and North-Africa (MENA).

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Application Deadline: 5th June 2022

Eligible Countries: Countries in Europe, North-America (EUNA), the Middle East and North-Africa (MENA).

About the Award: The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is pleased to launch the Call for Applications for the 2020 edition of its Fellowship Programme. The Call is open to participants between 25 to 35 years old, from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and North America, with a strong interest in intercultural exchanges. The theme of the Fellowship 2020 is “Building peace in the age of new media”.

Type: Fellowship (Professional)

Eligibility: Applicants have to meet two eligibility criteria in order to apply. They have to be nationals of EUNA or MENA countries and be between 25 and 38 years old.

  • Be nationals of EUNA* countries;
  • Be born between 1 January 1987 and 31 December 1997;
  • Be fluent in English;
  • Have a solid experience in the fields of peacebuilding/conflict prevention and/or tackling discrimination and racism;
  • Have knowledge of the UN and its global agenda;
  • Be in possession of a passport valid at least 6 months beyond September 2022 (1 April 2023 and beyond);
  • Must not have participated in any of UNAOC programmes before.

*Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo* (References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of Security Council resolution 1244 – 1999), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America.

APPLY AS A EUNA CANDIDATE 

 MENA:

  • Be nationals of MENA** countries;
  • Be born between 1 January 1987 and 31 December 1997;
  • Be fluent in English;
  • Have a solid experience in the fields of peacebuilding/conflict prevention and/or tackling discrimination and racism;
  • Have knowledge of the UN and its global agenda;
  • Be in possession of a passport valid at least 6 months beyond September 2022 (1 April 2023 and beyond);
  • Must not have participated in any of UNAOC programmes before.

**Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, State of Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.

APPLY AS A MENA CANDIDATE 

The jury will also make sure that the final selection is:

  • Gender balanced
  • Region balanced between participants from North America, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East
  • Limited to two participants per country
  • Professionally balanced with no more than a third of participants working in the same sector or industry.

To preserve the above-mentioned balance and to ensure the quality and diversity of participants, the selection jury will select the next highest scoring candidate to replace the lowest scoring redundant candidate.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Program: The Fellowship provides participants with first hand exposure to diversity and with the opportunity to experience cultural immersion while interacting with a wide range of local actors and partners. In every country visited, participants are being provided with crucial comprehension tools to help them understand the plurality of their surroundings, and to get an extensive grasp of host countries’ culture, politics, society, religion, media and more.

Duration of Program: 15 days

How to Apply: Please submit your complete application no later than Sunday 5 June 2022 , at 11:59 PM EST


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