Deadline: July 4, 2017
As part of a series of regional consultations the United Nations is organizing a consultation for the East and Southern Africa region, to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from August 1 to 3, 2017. This regional consultation is part of a global effort to bolster action on United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250, which calls for young people to play a greater role in strengthening peace and security. The discussions from various regional consultations will feed into the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security, highlighting the positive contributions of young people in peacebuilding.
The Youth, Peace and Security agenda has gained momentum in recent years and marks a shift in the understanding of who young people are and their role for peace and security. United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 is the first international policy framework that recognizes the positive role young people play in preventing and resolving conflict, countering violent extremism and building peace.
- All expenses, including travel and accommodation will be covered by the United Nations.
- Applicants must be between 18 and 29 years old;
- Must not work with the United Nations;
- Must be able to demonstrate work/volunteer experience on issues related to peace and security, including: peace processes, social cohesion, reconciliation, transitional justice, security sector reform, disarmament demobilization and reintegration, etc. This may also include: development, humanitarian action, local and national governance, advocacy, activism, human rights, gender equality, etc. in relation to peace and security;
- Young people working with youth-led organizations, movements, initiatives and networks are highly encouraged to apply.
Complete the application form
For more information, visit Voices of Young People in East and Southern Africa.