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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Youth Forum 2016

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Youth Forum 2016, Nairobi Kenya (Funding Available)

Application Deadline: April 20th 2016

From 19 to 21 July 2016 the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) organizes a Youth Forum that will take place at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya as part of a larger event, namely the
fourteenth session of the Ministerial Conference of UNCTAD (UNCTAD 14) from 17 to 22 July.

If you are a student or a young professional between the age of 18 to 30, you are interested in trade and development issues, want to debate with other millennials from all continents to contribute to shaping the future you want-which is the theme of UNCTAD Youth Forum, and to participate in the Forum, please read carefully what follows.

Participation Requirements:
Participants in the Forum will be pre-selected based on the following criteria:
• Be between the age of 18 and 30
• Able to speak in and understand English
• Have a valid passport (for applicants outside of Kenya)
• Have experience (from their studies or work) in the areas of work of UNCTAD.
Evidence of projects related to trade and development (academic and professional) will be
considered as experience in the field; participants will be invited to describe their experience in their video and/or letter of Motivation.

Funding
UNCTAD will invite its member States, and the private sector, to provide a contribution for the travel, accommodation and organizational costs related to the Youth Forum.
As funds are made available by donors and sponsors, successful applicants will receive confirmation of the funding opportunities available.
Applicants are also invited to look for their own sources of funding to attend the Forum (please note that self-funding will not form part of the selection criteria; all applications will be considered on the same basis)

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