PHILIPSBURG — The 10th UNESCO Youth Forum will be held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France from 25 to 26 October 2017. Since 1999, the UNESCO Youth Forum has provided an innovative, ongoing opportunity for youth to work in dialogue with UNESCO, to shape and direct the Organization’s approach and to present their concerns and ideas to Member States.
The forum brings together expert youth from all regions of the world to discuss pertinent issues related to UNESCO fields of competence. During the youth forum, a series of recommended actions and priorities will be drafted to guide UNESCO’s youth actions for the next biennium. These will be presented at the 39th Session of the UNESCO General Conference.
Over the past years, young people from St. Maarten have benefited immensely from participating in past youth forums. Some of the young people who have participated in previous UNESCO Youth Forums over the years include: Ralph Cantave, Majorie Cortico Ramirez, Anisa Dijkhoffz, Melanie Choisy, Kenneth Serrant, and Ruthaidith Rudolfina.
Persons interested in participating in the 10th UNESCO Youth Forum will need to follow the below application requirements. Application forms will be obtained via:
. Unesco website: www.unesco.sx
o In possession of a Dutch passport or residence permit for at least 5 years
o Passport need to be valid for at least a year at the time of travel commencement date
Please note: You will have to participate in a mandatory interview and debate.
For further information, contact Ms. Marcellia Henry (Cel# 5203051) or Ms. Faye Arnell (Tel # 5422056).