UN receives applications for Youth Ambassadors Programme in Salvador

Brasilia, 13 September 2017 - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Caixa Seguradora Institute receive applications for the Salvador (BA) edition of the Youth Ambassadors Programme. Young people between the ages of 18 and 25, residents of the state or the Northeast, with intermediate knowledge of English or Spanish and who have completed high school can apply. The deadline is 17 September 2017.

Through discussions with experts, analysis of cases and practical activities, the programme offers a complete training leadership and activism in guidelines such as security, poverty, sustainability, education, entrepreneurship and health, addressing the 17 Goals of Sustainable Development (ODS).

The Programme was created in 2016 to prepare Brazilian youth and adolescents with a high level of leadership and social impact. In the last edition, 25 young people from Brasilia, DF had been selected from more than one thousand applications, and for three months, they participated in lectures, debates and practical activities on topics such as the UN system agenda, international law, entrepreneurship and human rights.

Some of the young participants of the last edition were invited to national and international forums and seminars, such as the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum in New York and the Seminar on Youth Policies and Inequality in Latin America, in Mexico City.

For Anna Beatriz Dimas, 22, the experience of participating in the project had direct impacts on her personal and professional life. "The Programme opened my eyes to accessibility, entrepreneurship and inclusion," she said. Currently, she works at a start-up company and was the only Brazilian selected for the Ship Festival, a Dutch start-ups festival.

For the 2017 edition, the program will focus on the Agenda 2030, which will guide the five activity modules.

Click here to access the program announcement.

Click here to access the program page on Facebook.

More informations:

Rodrigo Ara├║jo (61) 99847-1005

We thank our UN Online Volunteer, Juliana Nogueira, for her contribution to the translation of this article. Juliana is an online volunteer mobilised through www.onlinevolunteering.org".

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