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In 2010, UNITAR implemented a Youth Ambassador Programme to provide an opportunity for young people to learn about the United Nations system as well as careers in diplomacy and international affairs through participation in UNITAR events. The Programme selects a small group of high-school students each year to learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and connect globally with international experts in different fields.

the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Launch event 18 Sept 2021

In 2021, seeing the success of the Young Changemaker Incubator, UNITAR appointed The ITS Education Asia Foundation to expand the programme into the Youth Ambassador Asia-Pacific Programme. Over the coming years this Programme will bring opportunity to youth in an ever widening circle of empowerment across the Asia-Pacific region.See the press release here.

Programme content and outcomes

In 2022 we will broaden participation across the region. The Programme will run across 10 Saturday afternoons again but will now be predominantly virtual to allow its international nature. Sessions led by UNITAR staff (Hiroshima office), ITS SDG teachers and a variety of expert contributors. In 2021, experts were from SAP, Fung Group, MIT, Wharton, YouKuai, Uplink, World Economic Forum and more.

Mode: Online
Format: Various - lectures, webinars, task-based problem and more
Dates: 24th Sept - 26th Nov 2022
Time (HKT): 10:00am - 13:00pm

Outcomes:

  • receive official United Nations Institute of Training & Research certificate
  • become a UNITAR Youth Ambassador, Asia Pacific
  • gain access to the global SDG education network
  • attend real-life UN and other international events e.g. UN General Assembly (both live stream and in-person)
  • qualify for nomination to UN youth committees and organizations
Read the UNITAR review of 2021

Nominations for 2022 are now closed. Thank you.


2021 Ambassador achievements post programme:

  • Bella Li joined our training team for a workshop at French International School to share her Global Goals Clubs Council initiative with grade 12 students.
  • Alissa Pelletier and Ines Farcis helped the Foundation run a SDG game day for middle school students at French International School and Alissa presented her Visualize initiative to them to inspire student action.
  • Jane Poon has been published in the South China Morning Post on harbour clean up and also ran a workshop for the HK Academy for Gifted Education
  • Aiden Howe, with his Helpers for Helpers initiative, organized and ran the first Coalition for Minority Empowerment on December 18th 2021. This brought together a number for youth initiatives and 3 NGOs particularly concerned with migrant workers. The ITS Foundation hosted the event and provided keynote speakers.
  • Justin Cheng and his VIVA initiative organized and ran the first Hong Kong Youth Poverty Alleviation Summit in February 2022. Again, the ITS Foundation hosted and provided keynote speakers and the event was attended by youth groups and NGOs aimed at poverty issues such as homelessness.
  • Bella Li and Romina Philips organized the HK SDG Summit 2022. The morning of the event brought together a number of high profile HK youth and NGO and corporate ESG participants. In the afternoon, the ITS Foundation had trained 20 young people to deliver a SDG problem framing and solution ideating workshop. This group included 8 UNITAR Youth Ambassadors: Bella, Romina, Kadence, Jane, Aiden, Te, Justin and Alissa.
  • Six Ambassadors have joined the Youth Advisory Committee of our own ITS Foundation: Anna, Aiden, Justin, Jane, Kadence and Michelle.

About UNITAR

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) was created in 1963 to train young diplomats from newly-independent UN Member States to function in the diplomatic environment.

Over the years, UNITAR has acquired unique expertise and experience in designing and delivering a variety of training activities and its strategy is fully focused on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using four of the five thematic pillars - Peace, People, Planet & Prosperity.

UNITAR provides training and capacity development activities to assist mainly developing countries with special attention to the most vulnerable. UNITAR programmes are delivered both face-to-face and via e-Learning and overseen from UNITAR’s Headquarters in Geneva.

The Institute is a project-based organization and does not receive any funds from the regular United Nations budget. UNITAR is financed from voluntary contributions derived mainly from UN Member States, other UN agencies, international and intergovernmental foundations NGOs and the private sector.

1963

UNITAR founded

2010

First Youth Ambassador Programme takes place

2021

Youth Ambassador Asia-Pacific Programme launched

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