The 2014 ECOSOC Youth Forum, on "#Youth2015: Realizing the Future They Want", will be held on Monday, and Tuesday, 2–3 June 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The United Nations in Belarus will support participation of two young delegates. Potential candidates should fill the Application. Deadline for application is 23 April 2014 (application will close at 23.59).

 

The 2014 ECOSOC Youth Forum, on "#Youth2015: Realizing the Future They Want", will be held on Monday, and Tuesday, 2–3 June 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The United Nations in Belarus will support participation of two young delegates. Potential candidates should fill the Application. Deadline for application is 23 April 2014 (application will close at 23.59).

This forum is organized as part of the preparatory process for ECOSOC’s 2014 Annual Ministerial Review (AMR), to be held in July on the theme: “Addressing on–going and emerging challenges for meeting the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 and for sustaining development gains in the future.” The Forum will feature five dialogue sessions on "A Conversation with Global Youth Leaders on lessons learned from the Millennium Development Goals", “Moving to the Post–2015 Development Agenda: Remaining Gaps”, “Advancing progress in Africa beyond 2015”, “Youth: The Future They Want Beyond 2015”, and “The ”Road Map” to the 2015 Summit”. Youth representatives will have the opportunity to listen to and engage in an interactive discussion among themselves and with Member States. The conclusions and recommendations will be shared with the Council during the AMR in July.

The ECOSOC Youth Forum will be open to young people and representatives of youth organizations and networks.

Representatives must:

·       Be aged between 15 to 29 years (for participants under the age of 18, please follow relevant child protection guidelines)

·       Be able to communicate in at least one of the six official languages of the United Nations

·       Represent youth–led organizations, networks or movements and have the ability to consult with a wider group of young people

The organizations and networks represented should:

·       Adhere to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and should not act in contravention to the principles and values of the Charter of the United Nations

·       Demonstrate a commitment to promoting the priorities of the World Programme of Action on Youth

·       Have internal democratic and transparent processes of leadership, decision–making and consultation

·       Be independent, unaffiliated with any political party

Priority should be given to representatives and organizations who:

·       Represent marginalized or disadvantaged groups

·       Have been involved in organizing or participating in national, regional or global thematic consultations on the post–2015 agenda or ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Youth Forum

·       Have participated in the MyWorld2015 survey and are members of the Global Partnership for Youth in the Post 2015 Agenda

·       Are members of the Major Group on Children and Youth; and

·       Are members of the National Youth Council / Youth Parliament

The link for application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1abqyP4kF-UXs5jbSWZwUnrzsulonU2HE3wOw57PTq0k/viewform