The World Youth Conference 2016, â€œYouth for Sustainable Developmentâ€ will take place from 12 to 14 November, 2016 in New Delhi, India.Â The Conference has a unique aim of producing a joint outcome document between states and youth, called â€˜New Delhi Action Planâ€™.
The Conference is expected to bring together 1500 participants, half of them young people, and 150 of them will come from marginalised backgrounds, making the conference one of the most well represented youth events at the global level. The pre-conference process is led by an independent international youth task force which represents major global youth organisations and regional platforms ensuring regional and gender balance.
The international youth delegates will be selected according to these criteria:
- Between 18 and 30;
- Well versed in current national/international youth policies and/or development debates;
- Willing and motivated to prepare the WYC together with other young people through involving in/conducting consultations to take other young peopleâ€™s views to the WYC;
- Willing to ensure follow-up to the WYC through dissemination of outcomes and taking part in the implementation of the outcome document;
- Able to work in English;
- Supported by an organisation/community that can endorse you as a delegate (whenever possible).
Attendees at the Conference will finalize an youth action agenda to mobilize civil society â€“ its local and international NGOs, networks and activists, as well as academics, educators, policy makers, businesses and member states, reflecting the aspirations and ambitions of all global citizens, in the spirit of leaving no one behind. This agenda will be drafted through a global multi-stakeholder consultation process, leading up to and during the Conference. The agenda will be offered for adoption at the final plenary session of the Conference, and will be shared widely with civil society as well as UN Member States, UN Organizations and the UN Secretary-General. The Conference has a unique aim of producing a joint outcome document between states and youth, the â€œNew Delhi Youth Declarationâ€.
All applications to become an international youth delegate should be made via offline email@example.com (before 31st July) and the online application at www.wyc2016india.com (after 31st July till 30th September).
Deadline: September 30, 2016
Location: New Delhi, India.
Date: November 12 â€“ 14, 2016.