Nominations are welcome for the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) Young Leader of the Year 2020.
The 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. The World Federation of United Nations Associations is launching a call for nominations for its young leader of the Year In commemoration of International Youth Day 2020.
Every year, WFUNA sets a theme and calls for nominations for young people from the WFUNA youth network working within that theme.
This year the WFUNA young leader of 2020 theme is focused on highlighting the role young people play in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and marking the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations amid a moment of uncertainty for the entire world.
The challenges are widespread starting from the most immediate health implications to the long term effects on the economy and social structures. With the Sustainable Development Goals to be met in 2030, the response and action as a society will mark the difference in whether World Federation of United Nations Associations favours unilateralism or multilateralism in responding to global challenges.
The winner will have the chance of
- Participating in WFUNA’s awareness-raising campaigns and advocacy efforts
- Engaging 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 be eligible for the WFUNA Young Leader of the Year nominee has to be able to inspire other youth looking to get involved in global issues.
An ideal candidate should show:
- Inspirational Leadership
- Grassroots work on the theme of the year
- Integrity and commitment towards improving the lives of others
- He/she should be between 15-29 years old
- A member of a United Nations Association or United Nations Youth Association.
WFUNA 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.
To submit a nomination, click here
Submission Deadlines: September 20, 2020
For more information, visit the official site.