Winter Global Youth Forum 2023

Winter Global Youth Forum 2023 - Youth at the Forefront of Achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Winter Global Youth Forum 2023

Youth at the Forefront of Achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

30 January–10 February 2023
The course is available in English
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 Winter 2023 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, graduate students and young professionals interested in pursuing an international career to accelerate SDG achievement.

Learning aims

Over the course of the two-week Global Youth Forum, you’ll expand your knowledge of:

  • The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and SDG synergies;
  • Context and prospects of global youth employment in international and civil  society organizations pushing for SDG attainment;
  • Youth leadership, engagement, and empowerment to accelerate SDG achievement
  • Diversity and inclusion for equality in international development;
  • Leadership and soft skills for the design, planning, and pursuit of an international career.
  • Fundamentals of project design and implementation for SDG impact.
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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: 20 January 2023

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