The Afghan Youth Representative to the United Nations program will provide a unique opportunity to the applicant to travel to Germany and New York, connect with decision-makers, and high official people, as well as engage in debate and present the voice of Afghans in the Security Council of the United Nations. The first ever and the second Afghan Youth Representatives were elected through a rigorous competition process among hundreds youth applicants who competed through the process.
The program has a two-pronged objective: to call for global attention to youth, peace, and security in Afghanistan in light of the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 (2015), and to provide leadership opportunity for 1 individual that can make him/her a role model leader among Afghan youth.
The call for application is open from March 11th to April 11th, 2020 Afghanistan time. Online applications will be screened and reviewed by a panel of expert people. The selection of the winner will have two phases:
(a) First phase: based on the online application, six top candidates will be shortlisted and notified of their results in mid-June. The shortlisted candidate will be requested to send a one paper “plan of how he/she will contribute to increased political participation of youth in Afghanistan” and appear for interview.
(b) Final Phase: based on the result of written paper and interview three shortlisted candidates will be requested to appear for the second and final phase of the selection, competing in the public speaking skill events.
Only shortlisted applicants will be informed of their decisions by mid-June through APT’s official email.
Incomplete and late applications will not be examined by the selection committee
This program will cover airfare travel to Germany and New York, accommodation, meals, and transportation during the event. Program will not cover any cost (travel, transportation and accommodation) if the applicant is selected for the final round to travel to Kabul.
Any queries regarding this application or program should be directed to Afghanyouthrepresentative@apt.af