Apply for the 2014 Leo Nevas Human Rights Youth Advocate Award

Apply for the 2014 Leo Nevas Human Rights Youth Advocate Award

Deadline: August 11, 2014

The UNA-USA Leo Nevas Human Rights Task Force invite college students who are passionate about the UN and human rights to apply for the 2014 Leo Nevas Human Rights Youth Advocate Award.

The UNA-USA Leo Nevas Human Rights Task Force is an advisory group of distinguished citizens knowledgeable and vitally concerned about international human rights and the role of the UN and the U.S. in protecting those rights.

Every year, the UNA-USA Leo Nevas Human Rights Task Force gives a Leo Nevas Human Rights Youth Advocate Award, recognizing the work of a young person who has earned distinction for raising awareness of the UN and human rights mechanisms.

Benefit

  • If selected for the honor, you will be recognized for your commitment at the UN Foundation/UNA-USA Global Leadership Dinner in New York on October 22. The Global Leadership Dinner is a high-level annual event which has been attended that the UN Secretary General, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, and countless other high-level diplomats and philanthropists.

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate students who are U.S. residents. (U.S. citizenship not required)
  • Demonstrated interest and passion for international affairs, civic engagement, human rights, and the United Nations.
  • Availability to travel to New York City for 2014 UNA-USA/UN Foundation Global Leadership Dinner on October 22, 2014.
  • Willingness to participate in potential social media and in-person media events hosted by UNA-USA during the dinner.
  • Willingness to write blog posts, tweets, and newsletter articles on your experience.
  • Travel and reasonable lodging costs associated with participation as the Leo Nevas Human Rights Youth Awardee will be provided by UNA-USA.
  • Please note: Current employees of the United Nations Foundation are not eligible for this award.

Application process

Interested applicants can register online here with the following documents;

  • Personal Statements
    • Describe a new human rights initiative the UN should undertake. In your response, describe:
      • How it would address a contemporary human rights challenge;
      • What UN entities; actors; or instruments would be involved;
      • Any challenges the project may encounter; and
      • The role of U.S.-UN cooperation in implementing the initiative.
  • Resume
  • Cover letter

For more information, visit UNA-USA Leo Nevas Human Rights Task Force.

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