UN Women seeks youth nominations for its global and regional Civil Society Advisory Groups

Date : 07 July 2014

UN Women is issuing a global call for nominations to enlist two new members as youth representatives on its Global Civil Society Advisory Group (GCSAG).

“(Youth) answers, vision and actions will determine the future of our communities, our nations and our world,” highlights UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.  

In 2012, UN Women established the GCSAG as a consultative forum and a platform for regular dialogue with civil society. The Group is constituted by 22 eminent civil society representatives, whose expertise the Executive Director consults as necessary to foster dialogue to advance global goals of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Young professionals between 18 and 25 years of age with a strong a record of accomplishment in areas related to gender equality and women’s empowerment are encouraged to apply.

Click here to read more about the call for nominations and terms of reference. Nominations should be sent to civil.society[at]unwomen.org by 31 July 2014, 5 p.m. EST (DST).

Call for nominations for the regional Civil Society Advisory Group for Latin America and the Caribbean

Meanwhile, the regional Civil Society Advisory Group for Latin America and the Caribbean, also established in 2012, is seeking nominations to renew six of its representatives (who have concluded their two-year terms). The regional body is composed of 15 prominent members of civil society. Nominations from youth (aged 30 and under) will be prioritized, among other criteria.

Click here to read more about the call for nominations and terms of reference (Spanish followed by English). Nominations should be sent to acro[at]unwomen.org by 3 August 2014 at 23.59 p.m. EST.