Deadline: August 21, 2020
The Beijing+25 Youth Task Force is announcing a call for applications to expand the composition of the Youth Task Force that will work in the Generation Equality Forum (GEF) process closely with UN Women, civil society organizations and other stakeholders from September 2020 to September 2021, to ensure the meaningful involvement of young people in the global processes of the 25th review and appraisal of the BPfA.
The year 2020 is a confluence of anniversaries including the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Conference and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), the five-year review of the Sustainable Development Goals, the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Security Council Resolution 1325, the 75th anniversary of the UN and the 10th anniversary of the creation of UN Women. As they take stock of progress made in advancing women’s rights and gender equality, all the actors involved in Generation Equality are committed to ensuring that young people are at the center of this process.
Following a call for applications in June 2019, UN Women announced the “Beijing+25 Youth Task Force”, comprising 30 young leaders from different youth-led and youth-serving organizations, with diverse areas of expertise and across all regions of the world. They represent young people in all their diversity and across intersectional complexities. The existing youth leaders have a track record of driving change in their communities and mobilizing young people for the empowerment of young women and girls all over the world.
The Youth Task Force serves on the governance structure of the Generation Equality Forum with a seat on the Core Group. The Core Group is the decision making body of the Generation Equality Forum. The forums centerstage young people and believes in their power and ability to accelerate the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. The Youth Task Force has been supporting and guiding the global processes in consulting and engaging young people across the globe.
It is within this context that the Youth Task Force, convened by UN Women, is announcing a call for applications to expand the composition of the Youth Task Force that will work in the Generation Equality Forum (GEF) process closely with UN Women, civil society organizations and other stakeholders from September 2020 to September 2021, to ensure the meaningful involvement of young people in the global processes of the 25th review and appraisal of the BPfA.
- Applications must be from organizations, networks, or alliances rather than individuals.
- Organizations do not need to be registered officially.
- For the expansion of the Youth Task Force, they are looking for individuals primarily from the following regions:
- Francophone countries
- Pacific Islands
- Caribbean (including but not limited to English speaking, French speaking, Spanishspeaking, Caribbean with African Descent)
- Central Asia
- They are also looking for individuals representing the following constituencies:
- Indigenous youth
- Afro-descendants / black youth
- Ethnic, religious and caste minorities
- Persons living with disabilities
- Climate justice activists
- Migrants or refugees, and youth directly working with refugees
- Your organization/movement/network writes a brief letter of recommendation for you (an organization/movement/network can recommend up to two of its members), with reference to your experience in youth mobilization. Organizations do not need to be registered officially. However, letters must be from organizations, networks, or alliances rather than individuals.
- You fill in the application form by August 21st 2020 at 12:00 p.m. midday EST.
- Attach your resume and letter of recommendation to the application form.
For more information, visit Beijing +25 Youth Task Force.