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The Afghan Youth Representative to the United Nations program

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Application Deadline: May 20, 2019

The Afghan Youth Representative to the United Nations program will provide a unique opportunity to the applicant to travel to Germany and New York, connecting with decision-makers, and high official people, as well as engaging in debate and present the voice of Afghan in the Security Council of the United Nations.

The Afghan Youth Representative to the United Nations program will provide a unique opportunity to the applicant to travel to Germany and New York, connecting with decision-makers, and high official people, as well as engaging in debate and present the voice of Afghan in the Security Council of the United Nations.

The first ever Afghan Youth Representative was elected through a rigorous competition process among 60 youth applicants who competed in public speaking events in May 2018.

(b) Development-policy objective of the program

The program has a two-pronged objective: to call for global attention to youth, peace, and security in Afghanistan in light of the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 (2015), and to

provide leadership opportunity for 1 individual that can make him/her a role model leader among Afghan youth.

Eligibility Criteria

The following candidates are considered eligible for this call:

1). Have the Afghan nationality and residing in Afghanistan;

2). Should be below 29 years old;

3). Currently involved in youth related/civic engagement activities or hold a leadership position in one of the youth-led organizations;

4). Passionate about political participation of youth;

5). Able and willing to travel outside the country for 20 days in September/October 2018;

6). Have excellent command of English language.

The following candidates are not considered eligible for this call:

1). Applicants who are temporary or permanent residents of any country outside Afghanistan;

2). Applicants who have applied to immigrant visa or visa lottery or has any pending immigrant case;

3). Applicants who have received many awards outside the country;

4). Applicants who have attended many conferences and events outside the country.

Timeline

The call for application is open from April 11 to May 20, 2019 at 12 pm, Afghanistan time.

The online application will be screened and reviewed by a panel of expert people. The selection of the winner will have two phases:

(a) First phase: based on the online application, six top candidates will be shortlisted and notified of their results in mid-June. The shortlisted candidate will be requested to send a one paper “plan of how he/she will contribute to increased political participation of youth in Afghanistan” and appear for interview.

(b) Final Phase: based on the result of written paper and interview three shortlisted candidates will be requested to appear for the second and final phase of the selection, competing in the public speaking skill events.

Only shortlisted applicants will be informed of their decisions by mid-June through APT’s official email.

Incomplete and late applications will not be examined by the selection committee.

Selection Committee

All eligible candidate will be selected by a selection Committee, comprised of representative from APT, representative from the Afghan government, UN, and German Embassy.

The first phase of interview will be contacted via Skype or in person. However, for the final round all the applicants should be physically present in Kabul.

Financial/Benefits

· This program will cover Airfare Travel to Germany and New York, accommodation, meals, and transportation during the event.

· Program will not cover any cost (travel, transportation and accommodation) if the applicant is selected for the final round to travel to Kabul.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Afghan Youth Representative to the United Nations program

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