Competition for the Election of Serbian Youth Delegates to the United Nations 2022/23
Since 2017, the United Nations Association of Serbia has been organizing the project “Serbian Youth Delegates to the United Nations”, which includes the election of two youth delegates to the United Nations and their active work during the one-year mandate.
With the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Serbia, the institutional framework for the official election of young representatives was established and during previous cycles experiences were gained for project development and sustainability in accordance with relevant UN documents and youth policy in Serbia.
The elected young representatives of the Republic of Serbia at the UN sessions, in which young people are involved, will perform their role on a voluntary basis, and in official contacts they will represent the interests of Serbia in the UN and represent the needs of young people in Serbia. The status of young delegates will be at the level of youth advisors, and the platform will be prepared in consultation with youth policy actors and in dialogue with peers across the country, through participation in various events.
The goal of the project is to encourage the inclusion of young people in the state youth policy and take on social obligations, through expressing the interests of young people through the role of youth representative in the state delegation to the UN, as well as continuous training of new young leaders for change.
Young people aged 19 to 27, who are citizens of the Republic of Serbia, have an active knowledge of English, good knowledge of youth policy in Serbia, knowledge of the United Nations system, previous experience in youth activism, achieved success in education, can apply for the competition for the selection of youth delegates. and extracurricular activities, as well as other achievements significant to the UN youth delegate program.
The application is until July 15, 2022, the process of selecting youth delegates will consist of 3 phases: public competition, testing of the best ranked based on applications and interviews for the most successful candidates after testing. The process of electing youth delegates is very transparent, as more than 20 young people and representatives of institutions are involved in all three phases.