Around the world

The 2015 Arab Human Development Report is underway and the youth of the Arab region are invited to contribute to the discussion

The United Nations Development Programme is preparing a report addressing the issues of youth in the Arab region. As participation in decision-making is one of the key priority areas of the United Nations agenda on youth, a youth consultative group is being formed to serve as an advisory board on the content of the upcoming Arab Human Development Report and provide input on various issues related to youth. Its members will also contribute to the engagement and dissemination mechanisms through which the UNDP can enhance inclusiveness and ownership. Members will meet the first weeks of May 2014 and Sept 2014 in a selected country within the Arab region.

Eligibility Criteria

Individuals fluent in Arabic and English, between the ages of 18 and 35, and with a proven track record of achievement in community engagement and insight into and understanding of youth perspectives are invited to apply by providing:

1.       CV and names of 2 references

2.       Answer the following questions in no more than 250 words each:

·        Do you consider yourself an active member of your community? If yes, describe how you have been actively engaged in your community the past three years. If no, state the reason(s) why.

·        List the 5 top priority public or developmental issues that should be of concern to youth in your home country or in the Arab region.

·       Write about one public or developmental issue that you think should be of concern to youth in your home country or in the Arab region.

3.       List the following:

·         F/M

·         Age

·         Country

·         Education

·         Occupation

·         Organizational affiliation/ Involvement

·         Languages

·         Social Media Presence


Emails to be sent to before April 15th, 2014