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Opportunities for Delegates/Observers

In addition to the sessions, delegates and observers also gain exclusive access to opportunities to maximize their impact and help them take the next steps beyond the conference.

OPPORTUNITY FOR Delegates

Outstanding Youth Delegate

Shortlisted candidates will be selected from the accepted youth delegates of the 2018 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations.

After a rigorous selection process, two (2) Outstanding Youth Delegates will be identified out of the shortlisted candidates and will be awarded at the closing session. Each of the winners will be awarded with the unique opportunity to speak on the podium regarding their commitment to global development and the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and will be highlighted on the Youth Assembly website and various social media platforms.

Selection Procedure

1. All applicants should answer the required questionnaire (Part 2 on the application form) carefully and to the best of their ability. To be eligible, the applicant should be 16-28 years old as of February 14, 2018 and have been accepted as a delegate for the current session of the Youth Assembly. Please find copy of the questionnaire here.

IMPORTANT: Please note that separate submissions via email or any means other than the application form will not be considered.

2. Responses to the questionnaire will be reviewed and evaluated based on the applicant's unique perspective, demonstrated understanding and commitment towards global development and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Friendship Ambassadors Foundation will identify and select the top most promising questionnaire submissions out of all accepted delegate applications.

3. Shortlisted candidates will be notified and provided further instructions via email from January 5-16, 2018. Candidates will be required to present any form of evidence that supports their application during the next round of selection. All candidates will then undergo the first round of interviews, which will assess the characteristics, skills, experience, and achievements of each candidate. Only a few will be contacted back for a final interview, which will culminate to the selection of the 2 winners.

Qualities of an Outstanding Youth Delegate

An outstanding youth delegate should:

Characteristics and Skills

  • Have a global perspective
  • Have a demonstrated understanding and commitment towards global development and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • Have charisma and exceptional public speaking skills
  • Demonstrate great self-awareness and a desire for self-improvement and learning
  • Possess integrity and have a good reputation within and outside his/her community

Experience

  • Exemplify excellent leadership capabilities with proven experience of playing an active role towards social action and/or sustainable development solutions
  • Have unparalleled experience working with various sectors or organizations towards serving and improving his/her community, as well as promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Achievements

  • Have unique contributions to his/her community
  • Have proven track record of exceptional achievements related to youth engagement, social action and/or sustainable development solutions
  • Possess remarkable potential in contributing to the success of global development and the Sustainable Development Goals

Timeline

  • 16 October 2017 - 15 January 2018: Conference and Delegate Package registration period
  • 5 - 16 January 2018: Shortlisted candidates will be notified via email on a rolling basis 
  • 10 - 18 January 2018: Shortlisted candidates interviews (Round 1)
  • 19 January 2018: Top shortlisted candidates will be notified via email for interviews 
  • 22 - 24 January 2018: Top shortlisted candidates interviews (Round 2)
  • 25 January 2018: Outstanding Youth Delegate Award Winners will be notified via email
  • 16 February 2018: Awarding of Outstanding Youth Delegates

 

Opportunity for Undergraduate Students

12th Resolution Social Venture Challenge

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Are you an undergraduate with an idea for a new social venture? Do you need money and mentorship to turn that idea into reality? Pitch your idea in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge at the Youth Assembly at the United Nations!

WHAT IS THE RESOLUTION SOCIAL VENTURE CHALLENGE?

The Resolution Social Venture Challenge (SVC) is a multi-step competition designed to inspire undergraduate students to propose impactful, socially-responsible projects that address pressing social issues around the world. SVC Winners are provided lifelong Resolution Fellowship!

WHAT IS A RESOLUTION FELLOWSHIP?

A Resolution Fellowship is a unique and full ecosystem of support for aspiring young social entrepreneurs, including seed-funding, mentorship, resources, and access to a global community of like-minded peers.

There are currently over 300 Resolution Fellows working in 70 countries in diverse, high-impact fields such as human rights, energy, environment, education, technology, and community development. In the past year, select Resolution Fellows have been featured in the first ever United Nations Youth Solution Report, Forbes 30 under 30, Shark Tank, and on-stage with U.S. President Clinton!

HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE IN THE SVC?

  1. Are you eligible? SVC participation is only open to undergraduate Youth Assembly attendees. Venture ideas must not have received prior institutional funding or support and should be in the early stages of implementation.

  2. Submit your venture proposal! Registration links will be emailed to all undergraduate Youth Assembly attendees. Individuals and teams can then sign-up and complete a multi-step proposal outlining their proposed social venture’s implementation and sustainability. (Step 1 Deadline: Jan. 16; Step 2 Deadline: Jan. 23; Step 3 Deadline: Feb. 6)

  3. Pitch in the SVC Forum (Feb. 14th, 10am-12pm): Semifinalists will showcase their proposed venture to students and judges in an informal, science fair-like setting.  Please note, the Forum takes place during Youth Assembly registration and prior to most conference programming. In order to be eligible for a Resolution Fellowship, you must participate in the Forum, so please plan travel accordingly.

  4. Pitch in the SVC Finals (Feb. 15th, 1-3pm):  Finalists will give formal presentations about their ventures, followed by question and answer sessions with a panel of judges.

CONTACT US

All undergraduate students who register for Youth Assembly will receive details on how to register. If you do not receive an email, please reach out to svc@resolutionproject.org.

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Opportunity for High School Students

Nomination for NSHSS Lifetime Membership

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The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) is a membership organization with a mission of recognizing academic excellence among high-achieving students. Through unique learning experiences, exclusive scholarships, valuable internships, international study opportunities and meaningful peer networks, they connect their members with resources to develop their strengths and pursue their passions.

Friendship Ambassadors Foundation may nominate high school students who have participated in Youth Assembly programs for lifetime membership with NSHSS who meet the Society’s eligibility requirements. Members must be a student in high school and must meet ANY ONE of the criteria below:

  • 1750 SAT score or higher
  • 200 PSAT score or higher
  • 26 ACT score or higher
  • Score 4 or higher on any Advance Placement exam
  • Score 5 or higher on any International Baccalaureate exam
  • 3.5 Cumulative GPA or higher on a 4.0 Scale
  • 4.375 Cumulative GPA or higher on a 5.0 scale
  • 5.25 Cumulative GPA or higher on a 6.0 scale
  • 90% Percentile Grade Average or higher
  • Top 10% rank in class

For more info about NSHSS, please go to their website here.