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2020 WFUNA Young Leaders Award

World Federation of United Nations Associations WFUNA
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WFUNA supports and encourages youth engagement and participation in the United Nations Associations and United Nations Youth Associations around the world through the WFUNA Youth Network. With this initiative, we want to highlight the contributions of thousands of young people to our organization and share their achievements with a wider audience. In commemoration of International Youth Day 2020, we are launching a call for nominations for WFUNA Young Leader of the Year.

How does it work?

Every year, WFUNA sets a theme and calls for nominations for young people from the WFUNA Youth Network working within that theme. From the nominations, the WFUNA Secretary-General and WFUNA Youth Advisory Council select three young leaders to be interviewed. After each nominee is interviewed, a final candidate will be selected as the WFUNA Young Leader of the Year. 

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WFUNA Young Leader of the Year has to be able to inspire other youth looking to get involved in global issues.

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An ideal candidate shows:

  • Inspirational Leadership
  • Grassroots work on the theme of the year
  • Integrity and commitment towards improving the lives of others

In addition, the WFUNA Young Leader of the Year is:

  • Between 15-29 years old
  • A member of a United Nations Association or United Nations Youth Association

We encourage nominations of young people that are working to:

  • Participate actively in efforts to respond to the pandemic, either as frontline workers or through indirect support; 
  • Contribute to challenging negative stereotypes associated with young people seen as spoilers to an effective response;
  • Find creative and innovative solutions to continue implementing youth programs amidst challenges posed by COVID-19;
  • Make upholding human rights central to recovery plans;
  • Strengthen solidarity and cooperation between peoples and nations.

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What will I do as WFUNA Young Leader of the Year?

Apart from being able to state proudly that you have been selected as WFUNA Young Leader of 2020, you might be able to:

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  • Participate in WFUNA’s awareness raising campaigns and advocacy efforts 
  • Engage in panel discussions, workshops, training sessions facilitated by WFUNA
  • Free participation in WFUNA’s programs, such as the Human Rights Youth Training in Geneva, WIMUN, Mission Possible, etc.

To Apply

Click here to apply

Timeline

August 12 – WFUNA Young Leader of the Year call launches

September 20 – Application closes (deadline)

October 16 – Selection is made by WFUNA Secretary-General and WFUNA Youth Advisory Council

October 26 – WFUNA Young Leader of the Year is announced

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