The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations has launched the second edition of its Young Peacebuilders Programme, in collaboration with Generations For Peace. This year, the call for applications is open to participants from the Middle East and North Africa, between 18 to 25 years old, with a strong interest in growing their ability to act as agents of peace in their community, region, and beyond.
Up to 20 young women and young men affiliated with youth-led and youth-focused organizations will be selected to participate in an intercultural dialogue and peacebuilding experience. Over the course of several weeks, the selected participants will interact online through a series of facilitated modules, and in-person, during a one-week workshop in Amman, Jordan. Participants will act as a force multiplier of the lessons learned through the program and actively take part in follow-up activities at the community level.
As an official policy, the organizers of Young Peacebuilders programme do not require payment of any participation fee. All selected youth participants will be provided with
- Round-trip travel (international or domestic flight, economy class) to Amman, Jordan for the face-to-face workshop as well as to the city of the symposium;
- Shared accommodation (double-rooms), with a participant from the same gender, in the city of the workshop and the city of the symposium;
- Meals and coffee breaks during the official duration of the workshops in Amman and the symposium;
- Shuttles or reimbursement of transportation to/from the airport and hotel in Amman and city of the symposium.
- Age: Be 18-25 years of age at the time of applying for the programme and for its total duration (October-December 2016). To be considered eligible, applicants must be born on or between June 1, 1992 and August 31, 1999. No exceptions will be made.
- Region: Be a citizen of one of the following MENA region countries Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, State of Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
- Organization: Be active (staff, volunteer, etc.) in a non-government and non-for-profit youth-led organization, network, initiative or movement (led by youth for the benefit of youth) and have the ability to consult with and reach a wider group of young people, audience or network, including at the grassroots and community level.
- Commitment: demonstrate commitment to diversity and pluralism, nonviolence, peaceful and inclusive societies. The organizations and networks represented should: Adhere to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the principles and values of the Charter of the United Nations; have internal democratic and transparent processes of leadership, decision-making and consultation; be independent, unaffiliated with any political party.
- Language: Command of English is sufficient to take part in the online phase and in-person workshop. The applicant understands English very well; possesses intermediate to fluent levels of English, which allow her/him to participate to the conversation and input.
- Prior experience: the applicant has never taken part in a programme of UNAOC (Summer School, Youth Solidarity Fund, Intercultural Innovation Award, Plural+, PeaceApp, Youth Event at the UNAOC Global Forum, Fellowship Program)
- Passport: In order to be accepted in this programme, selected applicants must hold an international passport valid until at least November 1, 2018. Failure to provide a copy in due time will result in cancellation of participation.
- The application is duly completed, submitted by the deadline and contains all supporting documentation, requested as part of the call. Half-complete applications or applications filled in other languages than English will not be reviewed and considered.
Eligible Regions: From the MENA region as defined by the World Bank ( Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, State of Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen)