Far from being mere beneficiaries of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, young people are recognized as having been among the architects in its development, and should continue to be engaged in the frameworks and processes that support its implementation, follow-up and review. With its disproportionate effects on young people, however, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated inequalities along already existing divides, and it now risks reducing the productive potential of an entire generation. As the Decade of Action calls for accelerating sustainable solutions to the world's biggest challenges, it is important to continue including youth in their design and implementation. As the training arm of the International Labour Organization, the ITCILO invites participants to the Summer 2021 edition of its Global Youth Forum - an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Global Youth Forum welcomes undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals interested in pursuing an international career to accelerate SDG achievement.
Over the course of the three-week Global Youth Forum, you’ll expand your knowledge of:
The Global Youth Forum equips participants with core conceptual and practical tools to pursue an international career for the acceleration of SDG achievement.
Specifically, it will enable you to:
The three-week Global Youth Forum consists of 60 learning hours that combine different learning methodologies, including live webinars, breakout activities to boost discussion, interactive games, and a group project.
The Global Youth Forum will be mainly synchronous, meaning that participants will be expected to be online during specified hours throughout the Forum. The timetable will be shared with successful applicants shortly before the start of the Forum.
Week 1: 20 hours, 2-6 August (online live sessions)
The 1st week of the Forum features:
Week 2: 20 hours, 9-13 August (online live sessions)
The 2nd week of the Forum features:
Week 3: 20 hours, 6-20 August (a mix of online live sessions and asynchronous group work)
The 3rd week of the Forum features: