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Dear ADA Members and Friends


Please find below an email from the organization Restless Development regarding an exciting opportunity for young advocates to attend the 2017 session of the high-level political forum. For any questions, please contact Restless Development: sarahh@restlessdevelopment.org. 

For more information about the 2017 HLPF session, please see: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf 

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I hope this email finds you well. 

  

I wanted to get in touch today to let you know of an exciting opportunity that we are recruiting for ahead of this year’s UN High level Political Forum. Restless Development is collaborating with the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations to help embed youth-led accountability at the heart of the the 2030 Agenda. To do this, we will be jointly implementing a high-level side event and a two day capacity building training at the UN High Level Political Forum in July 2017, showcasing how young people are already engaging formally and informally in the follow-up and review of the SDGs. 

  

For this year’s High Level Political Forum, Restless Development and the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations are recruiting six young advocates to attend the Forum, taking place in New York from 10-19th July. We are looking to support six young people with a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences in youth-led monitoring and accountability for sustainable development, and will be selecting applicants on the basis of the below criteria, as well as ensuring that the group of youth advocates attending the HLPF reflects our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Preference will be given to young people representing the 44 countries who are conducting Voluntary National Reviews this year. 

  

If you are interested in being a Youth Advocate for Restless Development and the Permanent Mission of Denmark, please fill out the below application form before the deadline of Wednesday 7th June at 9am BST. We will not unfortunately be able to consider applicants who have submitted forms after this time. 

  

UN Youth Advocate to the 2017 HLPF - Application Form 

  

Along with other certain criteria which we are looking for in applicants, please note this opportunity is available only to those aged between 18-29. If you have any questions or are unable to fill out the form, please contactsarahh@restlessdevelopment.org. 

  

Already going to the HLPF? 

Great! Restless Development and the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations will be hosting a two-day capacity building workshop for young people in New York ahead of the Forum on the 8-9th July. The two-day training will be open for any young person attending the Forum in New York with the main aims of helping participants navigate the UN to maximise their advocacy efforts, as well as promoting the role of youth-led accountability in ensuring the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The training will foster peer to peer learning between young advocates along regional and thematic lines, and provide participants with an opportunity to engage with key decision makers and stakeholders also. 

  

In preparation for the training, we’d love to hear from you regarding the topics you think the training should cover and the skills you believe participants should receive training on. 

  

Please take 1 minute to fill out this short form letting us know of the dates you will be in New York for and what topics you would like the training to cover. 


Thanks so much! 

Jack McQuibban 
Advocacy & Networks Coordinator | Restless Development 
www.restlessdevelopment.org 

7 Wootton Street, London, SE1 8TG 
Skype: jack.mcquibban 

Telephone: 020 7633 3362 

Follow me on twitter: @Jack_McQuibban 

Like us on Facebook: RestlessDevelopment 

Join the I am Restless!UK Action Network www.facebook.com/groups/111607135617230   

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