Call for Participants – UN Events
The world is celebrating 75 years since the United Nations was founded and YMCA will be there to make sure the voices of the millions of young people we serve around the globe will be heard. Our relationship with the UN is almost as old as the UN itself, and in 2019 we have embarked together on a journey of strengthening that relationship in a moment when young voices are becoming louder and stronger all over the world.
2020 is starting with two great opportunities for our Movement’s leaders to engage with the UN system, learn more, get inspired on key global topics and share their knowledge with their national or local YMCAs.
As such, World YMCA is currently launching the following calls for applications, both with a 19 January deadline:
|Event||Date and Location||Target-group||Special Edition||Call for Applications|
|Commission for the Status of Women||
9 – 20 March
New York, USA
|Practitioners on gender issues policies or programmes||Yes, celebrating 25 years of the Beijing+25 Declaration on gender equality||http://tiny.cc/women-un|
|ECOSOC Youth Forum 2020||
31 March – 2 April
New York, USA
|Young leaders aged 18-30||Yes, extra day for the General Assembly’s Youth Assembly + the event will take place in the UN General Assembly Hall||http://tiny.cc/youth-forum|
Why should you apply or nominate representatives for these events?
- Connect to global trends and ideas and get inspired;
- Network with potential partners from around the world, including from other YMCAs;
- Support your YMCA in better connecting with the SDGs and international work;
- Represent the Movement as a member of the World YMCA delegation;
For more information contact Răzvan-Victor Sassu, Policy & Advocacy Manager, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org