Monday, October 16, 2023

Apply toJoin the 2023-2025 UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board

Are you a dedicated individual between the ages of 18 and 32 with a passion for empowering urban youth voices? UN-Habitat presents a unique opportunity for you to actively contribute to global urban development strategies. We are thrilled to announce the opening of applications for the 2023-2025 UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board (YAB).

Youth Voices at the Heart of Sustainable Urban Development

Established in 2008, the Youth Advisory Board is a consultative body that offers invaluable insights and recommendations to UN-Habitat, focusing on sustainable urban development strategies. Over the years, the YAB has played a pivotal role in mainstreaming youth perspectives and championing youth participation in UN-Habitat’s programs and major events.

In its current term, the YAB is dedicated to achieving equal gender representation and fostering participation from each of UN-Habitat’s six regions. This dynamic board is co-hosted by the Balikesir Metropolitan Municipality (Türkiye), which will host World Habitat Day in 2023.

Be the Change You Want to See

This is your chance to actively shape the future of urban development and ensure that the voices of youth are not only heard but valued. If you are enthusiastic about sustainable urbanization and eager to make a difference, we encourage you to apply and become a member of the UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board.

Important Dates
  • Application Period: October 2 – October 15, 2023
  • Announcement of Selected Members: October 21, 2023
How to Apply

To apply, complete the application form, align it with the YAB’s Terms of Reference, and provide a brief biography, resume, and a motivational statement detailing your youth-focused activities. Rest assured, all information will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

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Eligibility Criteria:

Ensure that you meet the specified criteria for candidacy: 
  • Age: Between 18-32 years old
  • Language: Proficiency in English
  • Understanding: Familiarity with the Youth Advisory Board’s Terms of Reference
  • Documentation: Possession of a valid passport
  • Commitment: Willingness to attend at least four annual meetings (virtual or in person)
  • Connectivity: Access to communication technology and a stable internet connection
  • Engagement: Commitment to engage youth and youth networks in your region on sustainable urbanization matters
By submitting your application, you are expressing your dedication to UN-Habitat’s mission and responsibilities outlined in the UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board Terms of Reference. Join us in shaping a brighter urban future!

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