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Call for Applications | Regional Consultation on Youth, Peace and Security in Latin America and the Caribbean

Youth4Peace Facilitator • 28 March 2017

*** Please note the call for applications is now CLOSED & successful applicants have been contacted by email ***

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Regional Consultation on Youth, Peace and Security

Voices of youth in Latin America and the Caribbean

Panamá | 29 May - 1st June 2017


From 29 May to the 1st of June 2017, the “Regional Consultation on Youth, Peace and Security: Voices of youth in Latin America and the Caribbean” will be held in Panamá, where the contributions of young people in preventing violence and conflict and promoting and strengthening of peace will be discussed and analysed. This event would not be possible without the collaboration and exchange amongst the following organizations: OAS, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UN Peacebuilding Support Office, UN Volunteers and UN Women.

On this page you will find more information on the main requirements to participate in this call for applications, the documentation that must be provided, the criteria for evaluating applications and the link to the registration form.

Young people interested in participating can complete the registration form until the 7th of April 2017.

Once the form is completed, you can send your response to the following email address:, as shown in the image below. Remember to attach your resume / CV and your statement of motivation and send all these documents to this same email address. If you have any questions, please write to us at the mentioned email.


Basic Criteria for participation

The following are a set of minimum criteria that those wishing to participate in the "Regional Consultation on Youth, Peace and Security: Voices of youth in Latin America and the Caribbean" must comply with:

>> Youth between 18 and 29 years old; as explicitly stated in Security Council Resolution 2250.

>> Young people interested in participating in the consultation should have broad work experience on issues related to peace and security at the local, national, regional or global level. We are particularly interested in those with experience in initiatives and areas of work related to some of the following topics:

  • Development cooperation.

  • Humanitarian action.

  • Peace processes.

  • Promotion, awareness-building and defence of human rights.

  • Social cohesion and social fabric recovery.

  • Local and national governance processes.

  • Activism through civil society: Advocacy.

  • Prevention of youth violence: gangs.

  • Reconciliation and access to justice.

  • Citizen security.

  • Gender violence, especially sexual violence.

  • Promotion of gender equality.

  • Promotion, awareness-building and defence of human rights, with emphasis on sexual and reproductive rights.


Further information

The Organizing Committee of the Consultation will cover the cost of international travel, accommodation and daily subsistence for 70 participants.

It will guarantee equal opportunity to participants regardless of their status or origin, and will always seek the balanced representation of all countries in the region. In this sense, it will advocate for an equitable and inclusive presence of young people, ensuring adequate participation of young women, as well as young people from rural and urban environments, from different socioeconomic backgrounds, youth of African descent, indigenous youth, disabled youth, LGBTI youth, as well as refugees, displaced persons and stateless persons.

We invite those interested in participating to consult documentation related to Resolution 2250 and its impact on the role that young people play in improving their societies, in particular:


Required Documentation




1. Official Identification

Passport with a minimum validity period of 6 months

* Failure to comply with this requirement will prevent the participant from traveling to the location of the consultation
* Stateless persons must carry a travel document with a visa

2. Contact Details

First and Last Name(s)


Telephone Number(s) and Email Address

Social Media Profiles

3. Type of Participation

If the applicant is participating on an individual level, he/she must present official identification

If the applicant belongs to a civil society organization, he/she must provide an official letter of introduction from the organization they are representing

4. Resume / CV

Summary of activities or achievements aimed at preventing violence, combating inequalities and promoting a culture of peace

Professional references from other young people with whom they have worked or shared relevant experiences

(maximum length: 1 page)

5. Statement of Motivation

Explanation of motivation and interest in participating in this consultation and why he/she should be selected to participate. This can be done through various formats:

  • LETTER (maximum length: 1 page)

  • VIDEO AND AUDIO (maximum duration: 2 minutes)

Presentation of a video or audio addressing the challenges to peaceful coexistence in the region, as well as the opportunities to generate a sustainable peace

The applicant must appear and speak in the video or audio recording submitted. The material can be recorded in English, French, Dutch, Spanish or Portuguese

Imagination and creativity will be valued

If candidates do not have a camera they can use their phones

The video proposal is the responsibility of its author and must not have been previously published. Failure to comply with this will result in the disqualification of the candidate


If you have any questions, please contact us directly at:

You can also download a PDF version of the information available on this page HERE.

Thank you!