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The 2017 Summer Youth Assembly is inviting applications for the Outstanding Youth Delegates award which will be given to 2 delegates at the 20th session of the Youth Assembly at the United Nations that will be held from 9 to 12 August 2017 at the UN Headquarters, New York City.
Guided by the principle of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, “leaving no one behind,” the 2017 Summer Youth Assembly will explore cross-cutting issues and solutions for sustainable development in the social, economic, and environmental dimensions.
Two Outstanding Youth Delegates will be selected out of 10 finalists, who will be awarded at the closing session of the Summer Youth Assembly. Each of the winners will be awarded with the unique opportunity to speak on the podium regarding their commitment to global development and the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and will be highlighted on the Youth Assembly website and various social media platforms.
Applicants must be between 16 and 28 years old, who have been as delegates for the current session of the Youth Assembly.
They should be individuals with a global perspective, with a demonstrated understanding and commitment towards global development and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They should possess charisma and exceptional public speaking skills and demonstrate great self-awareness and a desire for self-improvement and learning. They should be persons with integrity and a good reputation within and outside their communities.
They need to exemplify excellent leadership capabilities with proven experience of playing an active role towards social action and/or sustainable development solutions, and have unparalleled experience working with various sectors or organizations towards serving and improving their communities, as well as promoting the Sustainable Development Goals.
Applicants should have unique contributions to their communities, have proven track record of exceptional achievements related to youth engagement, social action and/or sustainable development solutions. They also should have remarkable potential in contributing to the success of global development and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Applications are to be done online by 15 June 2017.