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Mission

Ensure Youth participation in Global decision-making

The Albanian Youth Delegate to the United Nations (UNYD Albania) is a programme 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. Since its launching in 2019, it has so far supported the successful mandates of two generations of youth delegates, culminating with their inclusion in the National Delegation of the Republic of Albania to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

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Before the UNGA

After the selection, the UN Youth Delegates undergo a series of trainings, a tour of consultations with youth and CSOs and an internship with the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
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During the UNGA

The Youth Delegates participate in the UNGA for approximately 2 weeks, joining the National Delegation of the Republic of Albania as youth advisors. They also address the 3d Committee of the UNGA.
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After the UNGA

Upon their return from the UNGA the Youth Delegates undergo the second tour of national consultations, disseminating knowledge, information and opportunities across the country, while advocating for the 2030 Agenda.
Statistics

The largest Youth cohort in history

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Half of the population of the world is under 30
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Today, there are 1.2 billion young people aged 15 to 24 years, accounting for 16 per cent of the global population
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Out of 193 member states less than 40 member states have a Youth Delegate Programme in place

Background on the UN YOUTH DELEGATE 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. 

"The UNYDP is a once-in-life experience every youth who is committed to a more sustainable and fairer world should try to live. The best piece of advice I can give to young people looking to apply is: Don’t do it for yourself, do it for the youth and for a better tomorrow”.
Pietro Fochi
Former UN Youth Delegate of Italy
"The YD should promote the UN values and the 2030 Agenda among the youth, to be a binder between the society and the governmental representatives and to successfully represent the young people from their country at local & international level."
Cristina Andrada Baba
Former UN Youth Delegate of Romania
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  • Aged between 18-28 years old during the mandate;
  • Be fluent in English;
  • Be resident in Albania for at least 12 consecutive months from the start of the mandate;
  • 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 3 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 and devote 20 hours/week to it.
Highlights

THE YOUTH DELEGATES ADDRESS THE 3RD COMMITTEE OF THE UNGA

As part of their mandate, the Albanian Youth Delegates to the UN get to address the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (also known as the “Third Committee”) entertaining a speech on behalf of the Republic of Albania on the agenda item concerning youth, family and ageing.

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News & Updates

Not a regular UN Youth Delegate
- by Kristi Cina Interview with Polina Kempinsky: Former UN Youth Delegate of Israel 2018 - 2019 Polina’s journey has been exceptional. She is a Graduate of Israel's Leo Baeck Gifted Students Class,…
Alternative paths Pt. 1
- by Kristi Cina Interview with Luca Ciobotaru - former UN Youth Delegate of Romania 2014-2015 In the summer of 2014, Luca and I had just completed our four-year law degree at Iași's…
Alternative Paths pt.2
- by Kristi Cina Sliding Doors Luca’s shift to public administration is interesting because he confesses that initially he wanted to become a career diplomat. He was looking for internships and summer schools…
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Albanian Youth Delegates to the United Nations

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