Empowering Youth: IOM Global Youth Ambassador Initiative 2023

Application Deadline: September 30, 2023

Are you a young individual passionate about migration issues and eager to make a positive impact in your community and beyond? If so, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) invites you to join their Global Youth Ambassador Initiative 2023. This remarkable program offers young people an opportunity to become advocates for safe, orderly, dignified, and inclusive migration while fostering meaningful change in the world.

Amplifying Youth Voices for a Better Tomorrow

The IOM Global Youth Ambassador Initiative 2023 is designed to empower youth as agents of change in the realm of migration. By amplifying the voices of young people and advocating for youth-inclusive policies, this initiative aims to create a more inclusive and sustainable future for all.

Selected Migration Youth Ambassadors will collaborate closely with the IOM for a year, working on a range of critical migration issues, including climate mobility, human trafficking, xenophobia, health, and more. They will be at the forefront of efforts to engage communities in dialogues on migration and related topics.

Key Objectives of the Initiative

  1. Amplify Youth Voices: The initiative provides a platform for young individuals to express their perspectives, share experiences, and generate ideas related to migration. By doing so, it promotes a more inclusive and representative approach to migration governance.
  2. Advocate for Youth-Inclusive Policies: Youth Ambassadors will actively lobby for policies that prioritize the well-being of youth in host, transit, and destination communities, as well as young migrants in diaspora. They will facilitate the meaningful participation of young people in migration-related discussions and decision-making processes.
  3. Promote Safe and Dignified Migration: Ambassadors will engage in advocacy efforts to ensure access to information and resources related to migration and legal pathways.
  4. Empower Young People: Through capacity building, mentorship, and knowledge sharing, the Youth Ambassadors will develop leadership skills, gain a deeper understanding of migration issues, and acquire the confidence to address these challenges effectively. This will be done in collaboration with various stakeholders, including governments, local authorities, and the private sector.

Expected Outcomes for Youth Ambassadors

Participating in the IOM Global Youth Ambassador Initiative offers a host of benefits, including:

  • Making a tangible difference in your community by addressing pressing youth issues.
  • Developing essential skills in leadership, public speaking, and media engagement.
  • Enhancing your understanding of migration issues and building confidence to address them effectively.
  • Gaining personal growth opportunities, networking with like-minded individuals, and acquiring the tools necessary to drive positive change.
  • Building a strong network of peers working towards similar goals.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this unique opportunity, you must:

  • Be between the ages of 18 to 30 years old as of December 30, 2023.
  • Demonstrate a passion for migration issues and a track record of contributing to youth empowerment in your community.
  • Be motivated to participate in national, regional, and global discussions on migration issues.
  • Possess a genuine interest in collaborating with an international organization and leveraging its global network.

Expectations from Youth Ambassadors

As a Youth Ambassador, you will be expected to:

  • Contribute to discussions on migration issues and integrate migration considerations into other policy discussions. You'll also create content, advocate, and support fundraising efforts.
  • Propose innovative ideas and pilot youth-led solutions to address challenges faced by young people, especially young migrants.
  • Engage with your local community, collaborating with youth partners and stakeholders to raise awareness and share experiences.
  • Present your work in high-level meetings.

How to Apply

To apply for this exciting opportunity, provide a comprehensive outline of why you are the best candidate for the role. Explain how your experiences and qualifications align with the objectives of the IOM Global Youth Ambassador Initiative. Please note that applications submitted after the closing date or incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Don't miss out on this chance to become a driving force for change in the field of migration. [ Click here to apply ]

For more details and information, visit the IOM website.

Join us in making the world a better place through youth-led initiatives in migration advocacy. Together, we can create a more inclusive and sustainable future for everyone. Apply now and be the change!

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