Summer Global Youth Forum 2023

Summer Global Youth Forum 2023 - Youth at the forefront of achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Summer Global Youth Forum 2023

Online Edition

3–14 July 2023
The course is available in English

Welcome!
This is the website for the Summer Global Youth Forum 2023 (Online Edition)
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Introduction to the course

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 engaged with the frameworks and processes that support its implementation, follow-up and review. 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 a UN training institution, the ITCILO invites participants to the Summer 2023 online 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).

Who attends this course?

The Global Youth Forum welcomes undergraduate and graduate students and young professionals interested in pursuing an international career to accelerate SDG achievement. Learning Aims The Summer Global Youth Forum (Online Edition) guides participants through the core concepts and practical methods to: - Leverage existing SDG synergies for the design of an international SDG-impact career and the ideation of sustainable development projects; - Develop soft skills to visualise, design and pursue an international career (in the public, private sector, or as an entrepreneur) grounded in helping achieve the SDGs; - Embed SDG achievement in a group project proposal that can be implemented at the regional, national, or local level.

Learning aims

The Summer Global Youth Forum (Online Edition) guides participants through the core concepts and practical methods to:

  • Leverage existing SDG synergies for the design of an international SDG-impact career and the ideation of sustainable development projects;
  • Develop soft skills to visualise, design and pursue an international career (in the public, private sector, or as an entrepreneur) grounded in helping achieve the SDGs;
  • Embed SDG achievement in a group project proposal that can be implemented at the regional, national, or local level.
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Why should I join?

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:

  • Acquire an in-depth understanding of the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs, discovering how youth can play a role in supporting their achievement;
  • Design and develop a group project proposal for SDGs advancement to be implemented at the local, national, or global level;
  • Expand your network by interacting with international development practitioners, key experts and like-minded peers committed to sustainable development;
  • Develop your soft skills to unleash your potential and bring about change.
Course structure

Each week, the Forum features:

  1. Plenary sessions with international development practitioners from the UN System and beyond;
  2. Leadership and Career Labs  with international  career coaches on how to design your career and develop your soft skills for SDG Impact;
  3. Group discussion sessions with inspiring young leaders to exchange ideas and practical tips on how to pursue a career in international organizations;
  4. Asynchronous, self-paced learning for the completion of group work and final project proposal.
Fees and application
  • Cost per participant: €935
  • Application deadline: 23 June 2023

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