G20 & G8 Summit in France 2011

Posted: September 23, 2011 in African Youth and development

Apply now and get a chance to participate in the next G20 Summit in France !
Paris – September 18, 2011

Have you ever attended an international conference ? Starting now, Youth Diplomacy is organizing an essay competition on the G20 and global issues from September 19 to 30. Students and young professionals around the world are encouraged to take part to this competition. Selected applicants will be given the opportunity to participate in the next G20 meeting in France on November 3-4, 2011. So don’t miss your chance to be among the most important political leaders in the world and apply now !

Who can apply ?

Applicants must :
1. Currently be a post-secondary student or a recent post-secondary graduate;
2. Be between the ages of 18 and 30 years old;
(For candidates living in France, please refer to this page)
3. Demonstrate an active interest in global issues;
4. Demonstrate strong presentation and communication skills.
5. Be able to communicate comfortably in English.

Applicants must clearly indicate how they fulfill the following criteria in both their CV and their motivation letter (Note: Motivation letter must not be longer than 300 words).

What is the deadline ?

Applications will be accepted and assessed on an ongoing basis until 30 September 2011, 8pm (Paris time). Only completed applications will be considered. Applicants are informed that Youth Diplomacy reserves the right to close the application process before this date. Should it be the case, Youth Diplomacy will notify candidates on its website.

What is required ?

Submit the application form below as well your application package to recruitment@youth-diplomacy.org

Application package includes all of the following :
– Motivation letter (1 page max)
– CV
– A blog article of a publishable standard or an op-ed (500-1000 words) related to the 2011 G20 agenda :

Reforming the International Monetary System (IMS)
Strengthening financial regulation
Combating commodity price volatility, ensuring food security
Supporting employment and strengthening the social dimension of globalization
Fighting corruption
Working on behalf of development : development and innovative financing
(For more information click here).

The article must be original or if already published, it must have been published in 2011. The article will discuss possible ways to address one of this items mentioned above. Candidates may choose to endorse a global perspective or to limit their scope to a specific group/country/subtopic.

All your documents must use the following format: “Country_Firstname_Lastname_DocumentType” (e.g.: Belgium_John_Smith_CV).

If I am selected, what are the costs involved ?

Youth Diplomacy will assume the cost of transportation from Paris to Cannes for the delegates, and provide meals for the duration of the Summit.

Please note that transportation to and from France, as well as incidental expenses (accommodation, airfare, visa fee), will be the responsibility of the delegate.

When and how will I be notified?

Only applicants invited to join the delegation will be notified, other candidates will be placed on the waiting list.

For any questions, please contact us at recruitment@youth-diplomacy.org

Paris Summit 2011

In 2011 France will chair both G8 and G20 official Summits thus Youth Diplomacy France as the organizing committee is responsible of the G8 & G20 Youth Summits held in Paris on May 29th through June 3rd, 2011.

Besides negotiating and solving current issues, delegates will participate in several networking opportunities as well as get involved in social gatherings around Paris.

Because Paris is not only the capital of France and has been ranked among the 3 most important and influential cities of the world according to the Financial Times, our goal is to create an unforgettable summit and make the most of the city’s advantages.

It’s no accident that Paris remains the most popular tourist destination in the world, besides the Eiffel Tower, Louis Vuitton and the Champs Elysées, Paris is today one of the world’s leading business and cultural center, and its influences in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities.

Paris is also a must-see city for its atmosphere, although the city offers all the amenities of an international destination (international restaurants, pubs, clubs, entertainment and sporting events), nothing compares to a walk along the banks of the Seine River and enjoying the scenery of a sunset or the architectural beauty of Notre-Dame.

The weather in Paris in Spring (May – June) goes from 13°C/55°F to 23°C/72°F, days are mild and nights fresh, surprisingly warm or cool weather happens frequently.

G8 & G20 Youth Network

 

The G8 & G20 Youth Network gathers the incorporated national Organization Committees of the Group of Eight and the Group of Twenty. The Network has been organizing the G8 & G20 Youth Summits since 2006 in order to foster Youth international dialogue on the diplomatic issues dealt with by the G8 & G20.
The national Organization Committees meet under the International Organization Committe (IOC) regularly to plan the recruitment and training of the Youth delegation to the G8 & G20 Youth Summits as well as to run the organization these premier Youth Conferences.

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