Youth UNESCO Climate Action Network (YoU-CAN) Application 2023

Deadline: 5 March 2023 23:45 Paris time

Youth UNESCO Climate Action Network (YoU-CAN) Application 2023

This call for applications is addressed to youth-led organizations and networks active in the field of climate change, to become network representatives of the Youth UNESCO Climate Action Network (YoU-CAN) Steering Committee.

The 15 members of the Steering Committee will have the opportunity to take on different roles including, Main Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator, Secretary, Partnership Coordinator, Finance Coordinator, Communication and Outreach Coordinator, Regional Coordinators, Thematic Coordinators. related processes.

Eligible network/organization representative candidates should:

  1. belong and have leadership experience in an active youth-led organization or network whose activities address climate action;
  2. be between 18 and 30 years old;
  3. be available at least two hours per week;
  4. possess basic understanding or knowledge of UNESCO, UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other relevant conventions, declarations and agreements in relation to climate change;
  5. be proficient in English (written and oral);
  6. be able to work online, with access to a good online connection;
  7. demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural environment with a sense of inclusivity and respect.

The organization or network shall duly fill in the YoU-CAN Application Form below, providing information on both the network/organization and its representative by 5 March 2023 (23:45 CET). 

Efforts will be made to ensure UNESCO’s programmatic, geographic and gender balance and inclusion of SIDS and indigenous youth. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by a joint selection committee composed of current YoU-CAN ad-hoc Steering Group members and the UNESCO Secretariat. The Selection process will be conducted in English.

Are you an enthusiastic and motivated young leader? Do you want to engage with UNESCO to strengthen youth climate action? Apply now!