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The Albanian Youth Delegate to the United Nations (AYD/UNYD Albania) is a program that aims to increase, as well as encourage the participation of the Albanian youth and their views in the decision-making process at the national and international level by annually including two young Albanians in the national delegation of the Republic of Albania to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

About UNYD

What is the Albanian Youth Delegate to the UN Programme

Today’s generation of youth is the largest that the world has ever witnessed. The United Nations has reaffirmed the need to develop and implement strategies that give young people everywhere real opportunities to enable their full, effective and meaningful participation in society. The United Nations has also recognized the crucial role that young people have in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Therefore, AYD/UNYD Albania aims at including Albanian youth in the decision-making processes thus bringing the Albanian youth closer to the UN and the UN closer to them, while ensuring youth empowerment and youth active participation.

  • Half of the population of the world is under 25

  • Today, there are 1.2 billion young people aged 15 to 24 years, accounting for 16 per cent of the global population

  • Out of 193 member states less than 40 member states have a Youth Delegate Programme in place

Eligibility Criteria

The Youth Delegates will be composed of two Albanian citizens, aged between 18-28 years old and reflecting a gender balanced team. They shall be two youngsters with a proven commitment to youth empowerment, youth representation, voluntarism and civic participation, with innovative ideas on how to tackle contemporary issues and who have a proven interest in the United Nations. The two youth delegates are chosen for a mandate of a year and a half. There will be an overlap period of 6 months, during which the gained knowledge and experience are transferred from the incumbent youth delegates to the new ones, in order to ensure the sustainability of the programme.

  • Aged between 18-28 years old during the mandate;
  • Be fluent in English (knowledge of French or other UN official languages would be an asset);
  • Be resident in Albania for at least 12 months out of the whole mandate of 18 months;
  • Have a proven interest in the United Nations and knowledge of the UN system;
  • Have been living in Albania for at least 6 consecutive months in the last 2 years;
  • Have considerable experience and participation in voluntarism, youth-led/focused NGOs , other than political forums;
  • Be able to commit to the program’s requirements.

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