Applications Invited for International Youth Forum (IYF)

Applications Invited for International Youth Forum (IYF)

Organization: The International Youth Forum

Event Duration: 14 Sep. 2019 - 15 Sep. 2019

Apply By: 24 Aug 2019

About IYF

The International Youth Forum (IYF) is a platform that provide young people with the opportunity to present their concerns and ideas to Member States and help shape the direction of World Development.

Every year young people from different entities come together at the IYF to discuss and debate thematic areas of concern. The forum culminates in a series of recommended actions to be presented at the International Entities i.e United Nations.


Participate and engage in new initiatives and opportunities to bring real impact to local and global communities.


Join a cross-sectoral and multi-stakeholder dialogue on current global development and pursuit of Peace, social justice and SDG’s


Co-create and design solutions that drive action for sustainable development, Peace building, Human Rights.


Build partnerships and motivation through connecting with influential young leaders, experts and practitioners in global issues

Format and Participants:

The 2019 IYF Forum will feature opening and closing plenary sessions with representatives from youth organizations, high-level and other keynote speakers. The program will also include thematic and regional breakout sessions. During the interactive sessions, the moderators will have a primary role to actively engage the audience, using social media, with pertinent questions related to the various  themes to be addressed. Best practices and lessons learned could be shared that may benefit others. Representatives of youth-led and youth-focused organizations and networks, civil society and the private sector will provide views on youth development and engagement trends.

Young people will also be encouraged to make individual and group commitments for action for achieving the SDGs. The discussion will also reinforce the need for measures to ensure that globalization is embraced by everyone and its burdens and blessings are shared equally.

The Forum will also reflect diversity of youth organizations, include balanced representation of youth from developed and developing countries and ensure representation of youth from rural communities, indigenous groups and people with disability, both men and women.

The meeting will be webcast and participants will be able to pose questions via social media through Facebook and Twitter.

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