UNDEF UN Democracy Fund

United Nations Democracy Fund Grants | Diplomacy Opportunities

UNDEF was created by UN Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan in 2005 as a United Nations General Trust Fund to support democratization efforts around the world. It was welcomed by the General Assembly in the Outcome Document of the 2005 World Summit (A/RES/60/1, paragraphs 136-137). UNDEF funds projects that empower civil society, promote human rights, and encourage…

Swedish Institute Young Leaders Visitors Programme

Swedish Institute Young Leaders Visitors Programme 2018 (Fully Funded) | Diplomacy Opportunities

Young Leaders Visitors Programme (YLVP) is a leadership programme for people who want to work for positive change in society – and in themselves. If you are open-minded and want a real learning challenge, apply for a seat among the YLVP. YLVP aims to support young leaders in the MENA-region and Sweden by giving them…

World Forum For Democracy 2017

World Forum For Democracy 2017 | Diplomacy Opportunities

The sixth edition of the Council of Europe’s World Forum for Democracy will engage with decision-makers, young people and opinion-formers to review novel initiatives and approaches which can enhance democratic practices and help parties and media, but also other political actors, to re-connect to citizens, make informed choices and function optimally in the 21st century…

International Training Programme For Gender Equality National Mentors | Diplomacy Opportunities

The ICLD is about to launch a new International Training Programme – Gender Mainstreaming Local Democracy – based on the Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goal no 5 – Gender Equality. The target group is governmental officials responsible for sustainable gender equality development in their local government. The main objective of the programme is strengthened…

CIPESA

CIPESA ICT4Democracy Fellowship | Diplomacy Opportunities

The CIPESA-ICT4Democracy Fellowship (Media) aims to raise media understanding of, and its effective and consistent reporting of ICT-for-Democracy issues in East Africa. It is expected that the fellowships will result into increased quality and regularity of reporting, as well as a greater diversity of voices, in coverage related to ICT, democracy and human rights. Outputs Duration: The fellowship…

Young European Journalists Workshop 2017 in Berlin, Germany

Young European Journalists Workshop 2017 Germany (Fully Funded) | Diplomacy Opportunities

The financing of independent journalistic projects in transformation societies and autocracies is a key concern that impedes or at least hinders democratic processes and developments. It is therefore crucial not only to impart journalistic tools of the trade and ethical standards, but also to provide young journalists from this region with information about the financing…

Call for applications - Debate on youth and political decision-making in Africa

Call for applications: Debate on Youth and Political Decision-making in Africa (Fully Funded)| Diplomacy Opportunities

Engaging young people in politics is critical to the safeguarding and strengthening of democracy worldwide. With an estimated 1.2 billion people aged 15–24 on the planet, justice and democratic legitimacy demand more than a token youth presence in parliament. People between the ages of 20 and 44 make up 57 per cent of the world’s…

UNDEF UN Democracy Fund

Apply: UN Call For Project Funding | Diplomacy Opportunities

The United Nations Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for project funding. UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The large majority of UNDEF funds go to local civil society organizations. In this way, UNDEF plays a…

bassem sabry democracy fellowship

Apply: Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellowship | Diplomacy Opportunities

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) is currently accepting applications for a May 2017 placement in the Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellowship.  Fellowship Description The Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellowship was established in memory of Egyptian political writer and commentator Bassem Sabry. The fellowship is awarded to a young professional with a background in journalism, international relations, political…

United Nations Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, Geneva

Apply: United Nations Forum on Human Rights, Democracy & Rule of Law | Diplomacy Opportunities

The purpose of the Forum is “to provide a platform for promoting dialogue and cooperation on issues pertaining to the relationship between these areas” and to “identify and analyze best practices, challenges and opportunities for States in their efforts to secure respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law”. Theme of the 2016…