Call for Applications: ECOSOC Youth Forum 2024 – Speaking/Funded Opportunities (Open to all nationalities)

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Call for Applications: ECOSOC Youth Forum 2024 – Speaking/Funded Opportunities (Open to all nationalities). Apply below.

When is Application Deadline:

24th February 2924

Tell Me About Award:

The ECOSOC Youth Forum is the annual youth forum of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. It serves as a platform bringing together young people globally to engage in discussions on the 2030 Agenda. Participants contribute to policy discussions regarding Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their ideas, solutions, and innovations. The forum is closely linked with key UN processes and events under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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  • Youth Blast: Capacity-building and training activities on April 15th, 2024, in New York.
  • Theme: “Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda and eradicating poverty in times of multiple crises: the effective delivery of sustainable, resilient, and innovative solutions.”



Who can Apply?

The 2024 ECOSOC Youth Forum is convened by the President of ECOSOC and co-organized by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the UN Youth Office, in collaboration with the United Nations Inter Agency Network on Youth Development (IANYD), the Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) and the International Coordination Meeting of Youth Organizations (ICMYO), with technical input from youth organizations relevant to the theme of the forum.

Youth leaders from around the world will have the opportunity to engage with government representatives, youth delegates, policymakers and other relevant stakeholders in civil society and the private sector.

Where will Award be Taken?

  • The event will be held in a hybrid format, allowing for both in-person and virtual participation.
  • The live event will be held in UN Headquarters, New York
  • It will consist of opening and closing plenary sessions with representatives from youth organizations and high-level speakers.
  • Youth speakers will deliver short presentations between sessions, sharing personal stories and innovative solutions related to the SDGs.

How Many Awards?


What is the Benefit of Award?

  • Connect with global leaders and fellow youth activists.
  • Share your ideas and innovations for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Be part of shaping policy discussions at the United Nations.

To Apply as a Speaker

  • A few spots are available for youth to participate as speakers at different sessions of the forum.
  • Funding is available for a limited number of participants (currently 5 funded spots, with efforts to expand).

How Long will Award Last?

April 16th-18th, 2024

How to Apply:

  • Interested individuals can apply through the application form.
  • Deadline for speaker applications: February 24, 2024, 11 pm New York time.
  • The selection process will involve youth constituencies co-designing the sessions.
  • For those interested in assisting with selections, contact [email protected].

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