Applications open for the SDG Youth Ambassadors Programme

20 October 2020, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic - The United Nations system in the Kyrgyz Republic together with the State Agency for Youth, Physical Culture and Sports (SAYPCS) announced a new call for applications under the SDGs Youth Ambassadors Programme. 

Young people from all regions of the Kyrgyz Republic are invited to apply online to the Programme, which is designed to disseminate information about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as help the country to fulfill its commitments to achieve the SDGs.

“For us the SDGs Youth Ambassadors Programme is another effective way to involve youth in decision-making,” said Azamat Baialinov, Office Head in the Kyrgyz Republic, UNFPA. “We’re looking for the most progressive young people in order to train and nurture them to work for the prosperity of the Kyrgyz Republic”. 

According to the results of the first pilot Programme, young people from different regions were able to implement more than 173 major events and involve around 13 000 people in the implementation of the SDGs. In addition, they managed to participate in large political dialogues, work with various organisations and authorities, and also find new like-minded people and friends.

“The SDG Youth Ambassadors Programme is an international initiative. It’s been implemented for a while in neighbouring countries such as Russia, Belarus and Turkmenistan, which helps create another effective platform for youth to exchange experience and knowledge,” said Mirlan Parkhanov, SAYPCS Deputy Director .

For many active young people from the regions the Programme is an excellent opportunity to start off their own initiatives in the field of sustainable development and unlock their potential.

Applications are accepted until 8 November 2020. Detailed information can be found here

 

UN entities involved in this initiative
FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
UNDP
United Nations Development Programme
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund