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. The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, invites participants to the Winter 2022 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 two-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 two-week Winter Global Youth Forum consists of 40 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 at the same time during specified hours during all two weeks. The timetable will be shared with successful applicants shortly before the start of the Forum.
Each week, the Forum features:
Social, Economic, Environmental Inclusion for SDG Achievement
Participants explore inclusive practices for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda SDGs in the Decade of Action.
The thematic focus of these sessions will be on the economic, social, environmental sustainability components of inclusion.
Leadership and Career Lab & Designing Your Group Project
Participants design and pitch an SDG-impact, inclusive Group Project for implementation at the local, national, or global level.
They also hone essential skills for the development of a career in international organizations and beyond.