Application Deadline: 17th May 2015
The Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security, hosted in Amman, Jordan on 21-22 August 2015, will bring together young people, youth-led organizations, non-governmental organizations, governments and UN entities to agree on a common vision and road map to partner with young people in preventing conflict, countering violent extremism and building lasting peace.
The Forum will last for two days and consist of two segments: a high-level policy segment during which participants will discuss key policy recommendations towards a new international agenda on youth, peace and security and a technical segment, dedicated to exchange of experiences and best practices. Topics include: youth leadership, governance and participation, post-conflict planning and financing, media and community, young women and shaping peace. Half of the participants in the Forum will be young people .
- Participants will be selected on the basis of motivation and experience.
- The organizers will ensure balance in terms of age, gender, geography and diversity among selected participants.
- The majority of selected participants will represent an organization and come from communities or countries affected by conflict, going through a post-conflict process or facing widespread violence.
- Age: youth participants should be between 15-35 years of age.
- Experience and Leadership: youth participants must demonstrate leadership in peacebuilding, reducing violence or countering extremism through examples of initiatives they have undertaken at the community or policy level in countries in conflict, post-conflict or with widespread violence.
- Networks: youth participants must be members of or affiliated with a youth-led organization, network or movement or they must be able to demonstrate how they can disseminate the outcomes of the meeting to a wider network.
- Commitment: youth participants must demonstrate commitment to nonviolence, peaceful and inclusive societies, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Charter, Aims and Purposes of the United Nations.
- Language: youth participants must have an understanding of English, French or Arabic. All applications must be submitted in English, French or Arabic. Interpretation between English, Arabic and French will be provided during the Forum.
- Scholarships for travel & participation: the travel, visa and accommodation of select youth participants will be covered.
- Once successful applications are selected, the Forum planning committee will be in touch to confirm who has been selected to be sponsored. No additional application is needed for sponsorship inquiries.
- Arrival and travel: Participants are expected to arrive August 20 and to depart August 23.
- All participants must fly into Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan.
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