About the GYF

The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization representing and coordinating a membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations.
Representatives of the WFUNA Youth Network with the Governor of Rajasthan during the WFUNA Youth Seminar in Jaipur, India.
Representatives of the WFUNA Youth Network with the Governor of Rajasthan during the WFUNA Youth Seminar in Jaipur, India.


The question

How can we build ownership of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and mobilize our Youth Network to support its implementation?

Context and Objectives

The WFUNA Youth Network is comprised of United Nations Association Youth Sections/Chapters/Wings and United Nations Youth Associations around the world. The WFUNA Global Youth Forum, as the official youth space of the WFUNA Youth Network during the 41st WFUNA Plenary Assembly, will bring together young people that actively participate in "the biggest international movement working for a stronger and more effective United Nations".

The aim of the Forum is to:

  • Elect the upcoming WFUNA Youth Advisory Council for the 2015-2018 term.

The upcoming WFUNA Youth Advisory Council will be in charge of advising the WFUNA Secretary-General on youth initiatives, foster youth involvement among United Nations Associations and United Nations Youth Associations and work with WFUNA’s mission of developing youth programs that build the capacity of its global membership. Members of our Youth Network will be able to nominate themselves prior to the Global Youth Forum. Elections will take place during the Global Youth Forum. Two youth delegates per continent will be elected.

  • Provide a space to share best practices and networking opportunities for a stronger WFUNA Youth Network.

Youth leaders from our Youth Network will be able to meet and share best practices. The Global Youth Forum will also provide a creative space where youth can engage with like-minded individuals from other UNAs and UNYAs around the world.

  • Build the organizational and individual capacity of the WFUNA Youth Network.

The individual and organizational capacity of our Youth Network varies from member to member around the world. The Global Youth Forum will aim to bridge those gaps by offering workshops and thematic trainings in the areas that are most relevant to the members of our Youth Network.

Who can participate?

The Global Youth Forum is targeted for youth leaders from United Nations Associations Youth Sections/Chapters/Wings and United Nations Youth Associations between 18-30 years of age.

Key dates

The 2nd Global Youth Forum will have joint and independent sessions. From 18-19, youth rdelegates will join the general sessions of the Plenary Assembly. From 20-22, youth delegates will participate in independent sessions.

  • 18 November 2015 – WFUNA Seminar
  • 19 November 2015 – WFUNA Capacity Building Sessions
  • 20-22 November 2015 – 2nd WFUNA Global Youth Forum

How to register?

A unique access code to the registration platform for the 41st Plenary Assembly was created for the leadership of each United Nations Association. Registration to the GYF will be done through the same registration platform used for the 41st Plenary Assembly. Upon registration for the Plenary Assembly, United Nations Associations can register a maximum of five youth delegates. The fee for each youth delegate is $60USD.

Questions?

Send an email to youth@wfuna.org
 

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