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UNESCO Sport and the SDGs Youth Funshop 2019 in South Korea

UNESCO Sport and the SDGs Youth Funshop 2019 in South Korea

The UNESCO Sport and the SDGs Youth Funshop is back! Register now to participate in the Youth Funshop of the SDGs 2019 and the Youth of the SDGs in Seoul from September 5 to 8!

The 2019 Funshop will be generously supported and organized by the Lee Seung-Yuop Baseball Foundation, established by Mr. Lee Seung-Yuop, the much loved champion of the Korean Baseball Hall of Fame.

Event summary:

The use of sport to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is gaining momentum worldwide. UNESCO is the leading agency of the United Nations charged with protecting and promoting sport and is dedicated to promoting the contribution of sport to sustainable development and peace. Therefore, UNESCO is looking for young leaders from Asia and the Pacific to participate in 2019 Sport & SDGs FUNSHOP for young people: a three-day event specially designed to enhance the capacities of young activists who use sport as a tool for youth. sustainable development. peace. Participants at the Funshop will have the opportunity to become members of the UNESCO Youth and Sports Working Group, a vibrant network of young leaders established in November 2017 after the first Sport Funshop held in Manila, Philippines.

Sixty young outstanding leaders from various countries in Asia and the Pacific will join young Koreans to participate in intensive workshops, sports activities and networking events for three days in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

The selected applicants will be the main funshop participants and are expected to contribute to all activities. This includes the main sessions focused on collecting the perspectives of young people on issues and opportunities that shape the sports sector for development.

Aligned with the UNESCO Operational Strategy for Youth 2014-2021, the priorities and the specific thematic topics to be discussed will be decided by the current members of the Working Group, together with UNESCO.

Deadline is June 1, 2019

  • Country: South Korea
  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Eligible Regions: Anyone can Apply
  • Deadline: June 1, 2019
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    Eligibility Criteria :

    The applicant must meet the following requirements:

    Aged between 18 and 30 years (as of December 31, 2019)
    Direct or play an active role in a social project based on sport.
    Resident in a country in Asia and the Pacific (see the full list on the official website)

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    Benefits :

    UNESCO will cover the following

    • Return flights to Seoul from the capital of the applicant’s country.
    • Accommodation and meals during the 3-day event.
    • Local transportation in Seoul to the place of the event.
    • In addition to the facilities mentioned above, participants in the Funshop will also have the opportunity to become members of the UNESCO Youth and Sports Working Group.

    Event Timeline:

    • Deadline for the application – June 1,2019
    • Decision by – June 15,2019
    • Event Dates – September 5-8,2019

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    Application Process:

    The ‘Application Form’ duly completed from the Apply Now link.

    • A complete CV
    • A link to your social company based on sports (website, social media platform)
    • Your passport or other official identification issued by the government (such as a driver’s license)
    • A report that summarizes your sports-based development activities.
    • Links to talks, news articles or promotional material for you and your work.
    • The last two are considered optional but very appreciated. More detailed information can be found on the official website.

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