United Nations Youth Champions for Disarmament Training Programme (2nd edition) Seeks Applicants
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has made a major push to engage and empower young people, recognizing their participation as essential for identifying new solutions that will secure the breakthroughs that our world urgently needs.
To that end, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), with generous financial support from the Government of Germany, are calling on young people to apply for the 2nd edition of the United Nations Youth Champions for Disarmament Training Programme – an innovative learning programme aimed at empowering youth to work for disarmament in their communities. To learn more about the previous edition of the programme please visit: https://youth4disarmament.org/youth-champions-disarmament.
- Are you between 18 and 24 years old?
- Are you interested in taking part in an innovative learning programme to improve your ability to advocate for peace, disarmament, non-proliferation, and arms control in your community?
- Do you want the opportunity to participate in a face-to-face regional workshop, as well as travel to the United Nations Headquarters in New York?
Deadline: 4 December 2023
15 young people will be selected to participate in the 2nd edition of the training programme, which will introduce a regional focus. Applicants must be at the age of 18 and over and 24 and younger at the time of the application deadline to be eligible for the training programme.
Through this regional approach the training programme will bring together a geographically diverse group of young disarmament advocates and enable them to share their specific regional perspectives –from Africa and Europe; Asia and the Pacific; the Americas and the Caribbean regions – and connect them to the global disarmament discourse. In addition, three job opportunities with UNODA for young professionals are built into the training programme to support its implementation at regional levels. These positions will be made public in due course.
The selected 15 United Nations Youth Champions for Disarmament will receive training in the general principles of disarmament, non-proliferation, and arms control and its linkages to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. After completion of the introductory courses, regular exchanges with experts from think tanks, civil society organizations and the diplomatic field will be facilitated by UNODA, followed by regional workshops and youth forums. At the end of the training, the 15 Youth Champions will be invited to present their perspectives at an event at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Click below to apply for the 2nd edition of the United Nations Youth Champions for Disarmament Training Programme
The United Nations Youth Champions for Disarmament Training Programme is funded through generous financial support from the Government of Germany.