The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina are launching the 2023 UNWTO Students’ league Registration is now open for the Teams of High School Students (14 to 18) or Undergraduate Tourism and Hospitality Students – up to 25 years old from Bosnia and Herzegovina from the 27 March and will close 16 April 2023. The young people from all over the country of Bosnia and Herzergovina, now have the opportunity to work on the challenge “Off the beaten track” rural development through tourism, through the “Building Relations for intercultural Dialogue (BRIDGE) Project” - that counts on the financial support of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and is implemented and co-financed by the United Nations Development Programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNDP BiH) in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of BiH. With the aim to create a networking environment that will enable cultural connections between students, governments and companies, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s upcoming talented Youth will learn more from national and international representatives of tourism industry, experts and other major stakeholders about the latest best-practices in Rural Development through Tourism over numerous inspiring online learning sessions, in order to provide the best solutions for the UNWTO’s challenge. The Team members will also come aboard to work on a special joint project on how Tourism can contribute to a better understanding of the different cultures and thus foster peace. To find out more and to register, visit our website https://www.unwto.org/students-league-bosnia-herzegovina
UN Careers Livestream for university students and recent alumni
Join us for an hour-long live webinar open to all current university students and recent alumni who want to learn more about professional opportunities at the United Nations. You will be able to hear from successful candidates and learn more about different entry points to a career with the UN. Join us for these special presentations on job opportunities that make a difference in the world and the value of adding the UN to your career journey. Date: 22 February 2023 Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am (EST) Audience: The webinar is designed for recent or upcoming graduates who are passionate about making a difference in the world. Candidates who are multilingual, have international experience, or backgrounds in multiple sectors are highly encouraged to join. Instructions: Completing this form is the first step to receive an email invitation to join us LIVE or receive a recording after the event. It should take no more than 5 minutes to register. Please note this event will be conducted in English. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. By registering for this webinar, you submit your information to the webinar organizer, who will use it to communicate with you regarding this event and other opportunities. Your personal information shall not be used, divulged, or shared with any party outside the webinar organizer. General anonymized data may be used to present recruitment and outreach trends for internal and external audiences via infographics, videos or other formats.
Advancing Youth Inclusion in Multilateral Spheres: Exploring the Impact of Ageism and Sexism CSocD61 Side Event
The side event, convened by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the Major Group for Children and Youth, UN Women, United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, and UNESCO, aims to examine the intersection of ageism and sexism in multilateral spheres and explore how intergenerational dialogue and the use of innovative tools and approaches, such as peer-to-peer models, storytelling, gamification, and the integration of technology and digital education, can advance inclusion and meaningful participation of young people in these decision-making processes. A special focus will be placed on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. The event will provide a platform for young people and women to share their experiences and perspectives on the challenges they face in multilateral processes and explore potential solutions through interactive sessions Side Event convened by UN DESA, UN Women, UNESCO, UNOCT and MGCY on the margins of the 61st Commission for Social Development (CSocD)

14 February 2023, 8:30 - 10:00 AM (EST) Via Zoom https://unwomen.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkdu2qrjgsE9LBLI9UbVejI7yG9lYuXIjj

UNWTO and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs are launching the 2022 UNWTO Students’ League - Switzerland, an innovative environment to empower and motivate tourism and hospitality students by giving them real-time experience. Through an online competition, Students from around the world will compete to give the tourism sector their best sustainable ideas on the pressing subjects of the sector, such as the themes chosen for this year, Tourism for Rural development, through the challenge “Off the Beaten Track”. This competition bridges the gap between students’ education and training and the realities of our sector and therefore not only gives students more insight on our sector and on the possible job avenues that exist but also enables these young people to then enter the labour market as highly qualified and skilled professionals capable of adapting to any situation that may arise.
  • What do students gain?
    • Experience from working on a real situation in the Tourism sector
    • Learning about the best practices in the field from top professionals
    • Networking
    • Winning solutions will be published in UNWTO e-publication
    • Exciting prizes
  • Participants:
    • Hospitality and Tourism Undergraduate Students from 19 to  25 years old currently carrying-out tourism and/or hospitality studies in a school/institution/university in Switzerland
    • Further information here and Registration form here (Deadline 04 October 2022 at 23’59 CET – Please make sure you read the rules here first).
Generation17 dialogue
Generation17 is an initiative from Samsung and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that elevates the voices of young leaders who are changing the world and contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or ‘Global Goals.’ Samsung and UNDP are providing mentorship, technology, and networking opportunities for the young leaders as they advance their work The Dialogue will spotlight examples of how – at this very moment and across the globe – young people and their organizations are taking action for sustainable development and leveraging technology and innovation. These young leaders are a part of the Generation17 partnership by Samsung and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which supports a group of inspiring young leaders – ages 18 to 32 – dedicated to innovating for humanity and mobilizing global communities. The Generation17 Dialogue is an opportunity for young people and their organizations, networks, movements to connect, including with development partners. The Dialogue includes interactive sessions and panel sessions with speakers such as the Generation17 young leaders and UNDP’s Deputy Director of the Bureau for External Relations and Advocacy, Mr. Walid Badawi.
ECOSOC Youth Forum (19-20 April) -“COVID-19 recovery: Youth taking action for a sustainable future”
The 2022 ECOSOC Youth Forum is convened by the President of ECOSOC and co- organized by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth (OSGEY), in collaboration with the United Nations Inter- Agency Network on Youth Development (IANYD), and co-convened by the Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) and the International Coordination Meeting of Youth Organizations (ICMYO), with technical input from youth organizations relevant to the theme of the forum. Youth leaders from around the world will have the opportunity to engage with government representatives, youth delegates, policymakers and other relevant stakeholders in civil society and the private sector. They will contribute to the review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs and to shaping policy recommendations at the HLPF and other Intergovernmental fora, such as the UN Transforming Education Summit, the UN Ocean Conference, the Financing for Development (FfD) Forum, among others. The two-day event will feature plenary sessions, interactive thematic and regionally based discussions. Young people are encouraged to share best practices, lessons learned, solutions as well as creative and innovative ideas with Member States, other youth and stakeholders on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and also on the sustainable development goals under review in the Economic and Social Council and the High-level Political Forum in 2022. Side events will take place virtually on Monday 18 April 2022, one day prior to the ECOSOC Youth Forum. Guidelines to submit applications for side events will be posted online shortly. Stay tuned for the launch of the Youth2030 Progress Report 2022: On 20 April, the Forum will feature the launch of the second ever progress report of the United Nations system-wide youth strategy, Youth2030, providing insights on the status of implementation of Youth2030 across the United Nations system at all levels, and hig