UNESCO Global Youth Community Calls for Members for 2024. Apply below.
When is Application Deadline:
Tell Me About UNESCO Global Youth Community:
The UNESCO Global Youth Community (GYC) is an inclusive platform, run by youth and for youth. It aims to provide a space that fosters youth-to-youth collaboration and intergenerational learning, and increases the visibility of action and work of young change-makers.
This initiative emerged during the 11th UNESCO Youth Forum. 75 young people, from all regions of the world, leading ground-breaking change in their countries and communities in UNESCO’s domains, gathered to discuss the best strategies to improve Youth Engagement with UNESCO and beyond.
Meaningful Engagement of Youth
Encourage and facilitate meaningful engagement of young people in the development and implementation of UNESCO projects and programmes.
Emerge as an independent learning community by and for young people across the globe to co-learn, co-design and co-implement projects and programmes related to UNESCO’s fields of competence, in a safe, flexible and inclusive space.
Who can Apply for UNESCO Global Youth Community?
Individuals, aged 18-35, and youth-led organizations – implementing their initiatives within UNESCO’s fields of competence. To be part of the GYC, fill in the Expression of Interest form below. A special Youth Committee will evaluate each application for future members to be part of the platform.
Which Countries are Eligible?
UNESCO Member countries
How Many Awards?
What is the Benefit of UNESCO Global Youth Community?
Five reasons to join the GYC
- Connect with other GYC members in efforts to obtain funding or other types of support (endorsement, visibility, technical support, etc.) from UNESCO or other relevant actors.
- Share content about your specific project(s) or about the work of your youth-led organization.
- Engage with peer-learning opportunities in UNESCO’s fields of competence; access trainings, workshops and volunteer opportunities; contribute to projects and learn from others.
- Access the learning hub where you can find resources and training materials in a variety of different formats (webinars, courses, publications).
- Participate in forums and campaigns that unite young people.