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About the Rio+20 Conference
At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet to get to the future we want.
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) is being organized in pursuance of General Assembly Resolution 64/236 (A/RES/64/236), and will take place in Brazil on 20-22 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg.
The Rio+20 Conference It is envisaged as a Conference at the highest possible level, including Heads of State and Government or other representatives. The Conference will result in a focused political document.
Themes of the Conference
The Conference will focus on two themes: (a) a green economy in the context of sustainable development poverty eradication; and (b) the institutional framework for sustainable development.
Seven priority areas
The preparations for Rio+20 have highlighted seven areas which need priority attention; these include decent jobs, energy, sustainable cities, food security and sustainable agriculture, water, oceans and disaster readiness.
How is Rio+20 being organized
Rio+20 is a joint endeavour of the entire UN System. A dedicated Secretariat is responsible for coordinating and facilitating inputs to the preparatory process from all UN bodies. The Rio+20 Secretariat is housed in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and headed by Conference Secretary-General Sha Zukang, who is supported by two Executive Coordinators: Elizabeth Thompson (former Minister of Environment of Barbados) and Ambassador Brice Lalonde (Former Minister of Environment of France). The preparatory process is led by an 11-member Bureau composed of UN Ambassadors from all regions of the world. The host country, Brazil, is leading the logistical preparations on the ground.
What is sustainable development?
Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Seen as the guiding principle for long-term global development, sustainable development consists of three pillars: economic development, social development and environmental protection.

Global Training of Trainers (ToT) on Youth and Peace Building  for Young Peace Builders & Trainers

Global Training of Trainers (ToT) on Youth and Peace Building for Young Peace Builders & Trainers

October 03rd to 7th – 2016

RGNIYD Regional Centre, Chandigarh, India

Dear Peacebuilders,
Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) Regional Centre, Chandigarh (Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA) in collaboration with Youth for Peace International (YFPI) & Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (CYPAN) India, is organising a 5 days Global Training of Trainers (ToT) on Youth and Peace Building.

When: 3rd to 7th October 2017
Where: RGNIYD Regional Centre, Sector 12, Chandigarh, India
Who: 45 selected young peace builders and trainers from all over the World
Deadline: 20 July 2017 (Thursday) at 05.00pm (IST)

Application Link:
Fee: USD 100 (to partially cover the food, accommodation and training expenses)*/**
*Limited need-based full and partial scholarships are available. The fee doesn’t cover travel & visa expenses.
**Additional Benefits for International Participants (on a voluntary basis): Recommendation, selection and 40% scholarship to join another 5 days peace program (Global Peace Fest 2017), close to ToT dates and venue. Check more details at the first & submission confirmation page of the application form.

RGNIYD is an Institute of National Importance under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India. It has always been motivated to train young persons and interest them in community welfare activities and peaceful coexistence. This training is designed for the current and future trainers, to enable them to train more young people in building peace. Also, the individuals will be recognised as ‘ Global Youth Ambassadors for Peace’ after the training.

Background: The Security Council adoption of Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security on December 9, 2015, acknowledges the central role young people play in global peace efforts. Whilst significant gains have been made on Youth and Peace over the past fifteen years, there still remains a large gap between the commitments made by policymakers and the implementation on the ground.

Training of Trainers for young peace builders is not in proportion to a number of prevailing issues. With workshops like these, we hope that the participants and the organisations they represent put in collaborative efforts to combat conflicts. The training shall equip the participants with a strong theoretical understanding of conflicts, practical approaches mixed with peaceful core values to be a better trainer and also substantiate with case studies to help them comprehend the holistic picture of the same. We hope that in course of the sessions and during the breaks, the participants and the facilitators share their anecdotes of peace- making that will inspire and motivate others.

We hope that you or candidates from your network choose to apply for this ToT on youth and peacebuilding. Thanks for your support.


Mridul Upadhyay

India Coordinator – Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network

Chief Advisor & Trustee – Youth for Peace International

Twitter – @Mridul_upadhyay| LinkedIn – mridul_upadhyay

Skype – Mridul14320      | Facebook – upadhyay.mridul

New Delhi, India.


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Grow an International Career with UNICEF through NETI Program

Deadline: 23 September 2014 (11:59PM EST)
Open to: Master graduates, proficient in English and another official UN language with 2-5 years of professional work experience
Benefits: mentoring, couching, support plus compensation and other benefits


The New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) is an entry point for dynamic professionals interested in an international career with UNICEF. As part of UNICEF’s global talent management strategy to achieve the organisation’s current and future goals, the NETI Programme focuses on attracting, selecting, developing and retaining new talent from entry to mid-career levels to grow and to develop within the organisation. NETI participants work actively in multicultural environments within the development and humanitarian arenas while contributing to delivering results for children. You can explore the details of the NETI program here.

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Eligibility and NETI program requirements

NETI participants are motivated and talented entry to mid-career level professionals who are interested in an international career with UNICEF and who have a passion for making a difference for children worldwide.

The focus and method of work for NETI participants varies from country to country. However, participants typically interact with government, civil society, academic institutions, the private sector, UN agencies, donors and other development organisations in working towards children’s survival, protection and development goals.

The following candidates are eligible to apply to the NETI Programme:

  1. UNICEF National Professional Officers and General Service staff;
  2. UNICEF staff members holding a temporary appointment;
  3. UNICEF Junior Professional Officers (JPOs) who have completed at least 15 months of the JPO Programme;
  4. External candidates from outside UNICEF.


The expectation of UNICEF as an employer is that university degrees presented by applicants satisfy the required level of education and come from bona fide (accredited) academic institutions. UNICEF will normally recognize only degrees obtained from institutions on the IAU list available for review here. Read more for the UNICEF core values and NETI competences here.

If the answer is “yes” to the questions bellow, then you are ready to apply for the NETI program:

  1. Are you proficient in English and another official language of the UN i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish?;
  2. Have you completed an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent)?;
  3. Do you have 2-5 years of professional work experience?;
  4. Are you willing to serve in any UNICEF office worldwide, including hardship duty stations?

What does NETI offer?

NETI participants have the opportunity to go through a unique learning and development path. The NETI Programme begins with a three-week Induction at UNICEF’s New York Headquarters (NYHQ). As part of the Induction, participants also attend learning sessions to further increase their familiarity with the processes of the organisation.

Each participant has the opportunity to participate in a personal coaching programme to develop their UNICEF competencies. In addition, a variety of other learning resources are available to strengthen his/her skills and knowledge. Under the NETI Programme’s mentoring scheme, participants have the opportunity to choose a mentor – a more experienced UNICEF staff member – who will be available to provide them with advice and organisational support.

See more details for compensation and benefits and for mentoring, couching and support HERE.

Application process

Applications are accepted through e-Recruitment until the deadline of 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 23 September 2014. Selected NETI participants are expected to start in early 2015.

You must first create an e-recruitment profile before you will be able to apply for any vacancies within future NETI Cohorts. You can start creating your e-recruitment profile HERE.

Internal and external candidates can find the NETI 7th cohort positions to which they can apply for HERE.

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Objavljeno od strane na 11. septembra 2014. inč Rio 20 +


Global Call for Applications: Organizing Committee for the UN 3WCDRR Children & Youth Blast!

Dear Friends for DRR in MGCY,
Thank you for your active interest and participation in all processes leading up the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (3WCDRR) to be held in Sendai, Japan in March 2015.
The Post-2015 Framework on DRR to be adopted in Sendai, will either be inclusive of children and youth or without and will be our legacy for the next 10 – 30 years and Future Generations. 
Following our successful collaboration with the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and civil society partners from the Children in a Changing Climate Coalition (CCC), we are pleased to announce a significant milestone in our preparation to the 3WCDRR – the opening of our Global Call for Applications for an Organizing Committee for a Children & Youth Blast!
About the Children & Youth Blast!
The Children & Youth Blast! at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (3WCDRR) represents all activities related to children and youth engagement in the lead-up to the conference in Sendai, Japan held during March 2015. This Organizing Committee is responsible for the program, thematic content and mobilising young people to theChildren & Youth Blast!
Who we aim to find
We are looking for 20 young people of diverse backgrounds, from various regions and up to 30 years of age, along with 5 young people especially from Japan, to work together as a team with major youth constituencies, civil society partners and other stakeholders in organizing the Children & Youth Blast! To apply, please complete the application form via the link below.
Application Form
To assist in identifying the best possible candidates, please help share this information to any young persons who are suitable qualified and within your own children and youth networks.
Selection will be made by a judging panel comprising representatives from the UN CSD Major Group for Children & Youth, DRR Task Force Co-ordinators and Youth Beyond Disasters. 
Please note, the application deadline is strictly Friday, August 29 at midnight UTC time.
On behalf of the MGCY DRR Task Force, we wish you the very best luck with your application!
In solidarity,



Youth Beyond Disasters network
Global DRR Focal Point, UN Major Group for Children & Youth
Deputy Chair, Youth Beyond Disasters
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Objavljeno od strane na 19. avgusta 2014. inč Rio 20 +


Volunteer for United Nations!


Deadline: rolling
Open to: candidates at least 25 years old with a university degree and working experience
Benefits: settling-in grant, monthly allowance, insurance, travel


The decision to serve as a UN Volunteer, at home or abroad, is based on a commitment to the United Nations and to the UN’s contribution to peace, development and human rights in support of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Though UNV assignments can be very rewarding, applicants thus need to be prepared to be deployed to difficult places and they need to be able to adjust to fast-changing living and working circumstances. They need to be aware that they may not have a choice regarding their duty station (it is determined by operational requirements, not personal preferences); and that their final duty station may only be known after they have been recruited and have arrived on the ground.

The vast majority of UNV assignments are based on six to twelve month renewable contracts, with the expectation that the UN Volunteer will serve one year or more.

If you are interested and/or available to volunteer on a short-term assignment of three months or less, read about the Short-term assignments HERE.


  • A university degree or higher technical diploma;
  • Two years of relevant working experience;
  • At least age 25 when taking up an assignment (there is no upper age limit);
  • Good working knowledge in at least one of the three UNV working languages: English, French and Spanish
  • Strong commitment to the values and principles of volunteerism;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to adjust to difficult living conditions;
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Prior volunteering and/or working experience in a developing country is an asset.


To support you during your assignment, you will receive:

  • Settling-in-Grant calculated on the duration of assignment, paid at the beginning of the assignment;
  • Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) to cover basic living expenses, which is paid each month;
  • Travel on appointment and at the end of assignment as applicable;
  • Life, health and permanent disability insurance;
  • Annual leave;
  • Resettlement allowance calculated based on the duration of assignment, paid upon satisfactory completion of the assignment.


The majority of UNV assignments are filled by candidates from the database who have expressed an interest in becoming UN Volunteers. You can register HERE.

In some cases, they seek additional applications for a specific area of professional expertise or for projects which require larger numbers of UN Volunteers. You can find the Special recruitment opportunities HERE.

For further information visit the official website HERE.

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Baltic-Russia Youth Forum in Riga


Deadline: 21 September 2014
Open to: young professionals from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia
Venue: 19 – 22 November 2014 in Riga, Latvia


The Estonian Atlantic Treaty Association (EATA) is organizing together with the Latvian Transatlantic Organization (LATO), Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the NATO Headquarters, fourth annual Baltic-Russia Youth Forum. The aim of the Forum is to bring together 45 young leaders and experts from the Baltic States and Russia in order to discuss together possible developments in Baltic-Russia relations. During three days, participants will have an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas with different defense and security policy experts, as well as post-graduates, PhD students and young researchers from the Baltic countries and Russia.


Baltic-Russia Youth Forum is open for young professionals from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia in the field of defense and security and international relations, bachelor`s, master’s and doctoral level students of the afore mentioned fields, as well as young scholars from think tanks and research institutions.


EATA will cover all travel and accommodation expenses for the selected participants; and there is€30 participation fee.


The registration form is available in HERE. The deadline for the applications is 21 September 2014.

For further information, please visit the official website.


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