Berne, Switzerland, February 12, 2015 – As young people gather this week for the Youth Assembly at the United Nations (UN), the Universal Postal Union (UPU) is asking budding writers to describe the world they envisage for the future as part of its 44th International Letter-WritingCompetition for Young People.
The competition’s 2015 theme, “Write a letter about the world you want to grow up in”, links to the post-2015 sustainable development goals, expected to be adopted next September by UN member states to further progress achieved with the 2000-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Young people’s involvement will be key in transitioning from the MDGs to the new sustainable development goals.
Accra, February 11, 2015 – The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from developing countries for its 2015 fellowship program. The application deadline is March 16, 2015.
The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, age 25 to 35, from developing countries who are interested in coming to New York to report on international affairs during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The fellowships will begin in early September and extend to late November and will include the cost of travel and accommodations in New York, as well as a per diem allowance.
Accra, June 18, 2014 – A call for applications to participate in a MUN workshop has been announced. The workshop is being organized in Tokyo, Japan from 22-24 November 2014 in partnership with Meiji University and United Nations Information Centre, Tokyo, It aims at examining how Model UN simulations can more accurately capture the negotiation process as it commonly occurs at the UN. Thus, the session will focus on giving students and MUN advisors a basic understanding of the General Assembly’s Rules of Procedure, the discussion and action phases of General Assembly Committee meetings, what you need to know when drafting resolutions, the duties and responsibilities of the UN Secretariat and General Assembly officials, the negotiation process that takes place during informal meetings, how consensus is achieved, the Security Council’s Provisional Rules of Procedure, and much more.
This workshop is being supported by the Education Outreach Section within Department of Public Information of the UN following the success of three Global Model UN Conferences from 2009-2011. Starting in August 2012 when the Education Outreach Section organized its first Model UN Workshop for students and MUN advisers who organize MUN conferences around the world, it has run workshops in Vienna, Baku, and Seoul. This year, training sessions are being organised in Rome, Doha, Beijing and Tokyo.
The Tokyo workshop is open to international students. All information concerning the process and eligibility requirements is available on the UN4MUN website
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) invite YOU to submit original and creative videos focusing on PLURAL+ themes: Migration, Diversity and Social inclusion.
PLURAL+ supports young people’s expression of their opinions by providing them with a variety of media platforms and distribution networks, including broadcasts, video festivals, conferences and events around the world. PLURAL+ not only provides young people with an effective platform to express themselves on key migration and diversity issues, but also reinforces the firm belief of IOM and UNAOC that youth are powerful and creative agents of social change.
A prestigious international jury will select three winners in each age category (9-12, 13-17, 18-25). International Jury winners will be invited to New York, all travel expenses paid, to present their work at the PLURAL + 2014 Awards Ceremony at the Paley Center for Media in December 2014.
PLURAL+ partner organizations will also award other prizes and professional opportunities, such as winning participants presenting their work at film and video festivals, conferences and events around the world.
The PLURAL+ 2014 deadline for video submission is 27 June, 2014. Further information, including guidelines, regulations, awards, and the entry form can be found at the PLURAL+ website at: www.unaoc.org/pluralplus
Download the information sheet for details on how to enter.
The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from developing countries for its 2014 fellowship program. The application deadline is March 31, 2014.
The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, age 25 to 35, from developing countries who are interested in coming to New York to report on international affairs during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The fellowships will begin in early September and extend to late November and will include the cost of travel and accommodations in New York, as well as a per diem allowance. Read more…
UNIC Accra NIO presents some publication to UNA Kumasi Chairman
Group picture of members of UNA and some participants
Kumasi – UNIC Accra, in association with the United Nations Association, Kumasi branch, has held a one-day forum for students and members of the Association on the Role of the United Nations in Global Development. The National Information Officer of UNIC, Accra, Ms Cynthia Prah provided an overview of the history of the United Nations, Ghana’s membership and the role of the UN in Ghana’s development process. She encouraged students to find opportunities to engage in discussions on development issues in their communities. The Asokwa District Commander of the Ghana Police Service, Supt. Dr. S. Adane-Ameyaw admonished the youth to be law abiding citizens and to focus on increasing their understanding of global issues. A local businessman, Dr. Kwame Kyei challenged the youth in the Kumasi metropolis to always aspire to make meaningful impact in any career they pursue. The Vice President of the World Federation of United Nations Association, Mrs Edna Phillips made a presentation on the organisation.
Accra – To mark the 8th UNESCO Youth Forum, the International Student Identity Card Association, better known as ISIC, uniting over 5 million student card-holders, has launched a youth photo competition! Find out more about the competition: http://www.isic.org/unesco-photo-competition/