28 January 2020

Call for Applications – United Nations Youth Champions for Disarmament

The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (ODA) has launched the United Nations Youth Champions for Disarmament training programme, with the intention to bring together an eclectic and geographically diverse group of young people, from across the globe, who can become advocates for disarmament.

The programme is looking for 10 young persons (ages 18-24) with an interest in international affairs or international relations, who are motivated to use their talents to help raise awareness and promote change for a more peaceful and secure world. Individuals with a background in other areas such as history, science, economics, languages, film, media, dance, song, theatre, visual arts, creative writing or any other field are also strongly encouraged to submit an application. Fluency in English is required for participation.

The 10 youth champions will receive training on general principles of disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control through online courses and a two-week in-person study tour in Vienna, Geneva, Hiroshima and Nagasaki in June 2020. They will exchange ideas with disarmament experts from think tanks, civil society organizations and the diplomatic field, and develop their own plans on how to engage in their communities on issues related to disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control.  ODA will support with mentoring and guidance throughout the programme.

To Apply:

  • Complete and submit this form 
  • Submit three letters of recommendation
  • Submit your most recent academic transcripts

The application deadline is 15 March 2020.

For enquiries please send an email to disarmament-youth-champions@un.org.