Application Due Date: April 19 th 2019

’16 x 16′ is a brand-new international effort, supported by the Federal government of Italy, as part of UNDP’s Youth Global Program for Sustainable Advancement and Peace (Youth-GPS), to acknowledge and support 16 youth-led organisations, motions or networks that promote Sustainable Advancement Objective 16 (SDG16). It is likewise a contribution to the application of the United Nations Youth Technique, “Youth 2030”.

Youths are acknowledged as “crucial representatives of modification” for the 2030 Program, and they are currently doing something about it to sustain peace, provide justice, promote inclusive involvement in politics and boost responsibility. Any effort to develop resistant governance should empower youths as crucial representatives of modification in their societies and neighborhoods. Youth voices, actions and desire to affect decision-making procedures in specific are vital, if sustainable advancement is to be attained.

As a brand-new effort as part of the UNDP Youth Global Program (Youth-GPS, 2016-2020), supported by the Federal government of Italy, the ’16 x 16′ Effort supplies a prompt chance to scale up efforts to acknowledge, promote and support youths’s function in carrying out SDG16(which is not just an important and crucial goal in its own right, however likewise a crucial enabler for the whole 2030 Program). In 2019, SDG16 is under evaluation at the High-Level Political Online forum, which supplies a chance to take stock and promote understanding of and assistance to peace, justice and strong and inclusive organizations.

In May 2019, Italy will host in Rome, in collaboration with UNDESA and IDLO, the SDG16 Preparatory Conference in advance of the High-Level Political Online Forum2019 The Conference will collect United Nations entities, Federal governments and agents from civil society, consisting of youth organisations, and other stakeholders, for a thorough conversation on the status of application of SDG16 and its interlinkages with the rest of 2030 Program. This effort intends to meaningfully engage youth-led companies in crucial procedures causing the HLPF and the SDG Top at the United Nations, in 2019.

With the ’16 x 16′ Effort, the goal is to recognize, acknowledge and support 16 youth-led organisations, motions and networks who add to the application of SDG16 and who promote for the requirements and goals of youths in SDG evaluation and follow-up procedures.

More particularly, the ’16 x 16′ Effort intends to:
( a) Acknowledge and make noticeable youths’s management, firm and favorable function in the context of SDG16, consisting of by supporting their involvement in the SDG16 Preparatory Conference in Rome in Might 2019;-LRB- **************)( b) Broaden existing and open brand-new channels for involvement in SDG application, tracking and evaluation, with a concentrate on SDG16 and associated structures; and,
( c) Assistance the advancement of youth-inclusive and co-created assistance and codification of understanding, to enhance policy and programs and accomplish much better cumulative effect.

This international require applications for the ’16 x 16′ Effort is open to youths leading organisations, motions and networks that promote and support tranquil, simply and inclusive societies. If chosen, as a ’16 x 16′ individual, you will belong to a thorough program of activities led by UNDP in partnership with UN and other partners, as part of official and casual SDG16- associated procedures and application.

You will take part in a one-day conference prior to the SDG16 Preparatory Conference in Rome (May 2019);-LRB- *************) add to a youth blog site series on tranquil, simply and inclusive societies; offer insights, assistance and suggestions to professionals to enhance youth-led programs; may be taken part in UN conferences and activities -consisting of the SDG16 Preparatory Conference, the HLPF, the SDG Top.

Out of this friend of 16 youth organisations, motions and networks, 8 will be chosen through this open call, by UNDP in partnership with youth constituencies and other pertinent partners, and 8 will be straight chosen by our field workplaces. Gender parity and geographical spread, along with youth variety, will be made sure.


The ’16 x 16′ gets involved will team up on a voluntary basis; expenses for journeys will be covered particular occasions, as pertinent and in line with UNDP’s guidelines and standards.

Prospects are anticipated to:
● Be young themselves based on the meaning of their country/territory.
● Lead an official or casual youth-led organisation, motion and network.
● Have continuous experience advancing SDG16 at the regional, nationwide or local level
● Have great interaction abilities
● Have an interest in adding to the follow-up on SDG16 and to SDG16- associated efforts and the wider 2030 Program.

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