UNA-DR Invite to Participate in the Eighth Edition of the Program “Young Delegate of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations”

June 15, 2016

The United Nations Association of the Dominican Republic (UNA-DR), in a joint effort with the Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo / Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (Funglode / GFDD), invites young Dominicans to participate in the eighth edition of the  annual "Young Delegate of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations."

The position will be open until Monday, August 1, 2016 and is aimed at young Dominicans
committed to the purposes and principles of the United Nations, with regard to sustainable human development of the country and the active participation of youth in society.

Delegates are selected to represent the youth of their countries at the United Nations and to bring the voice of those who cannot participate directly. In most cases, the youth delegates assist in meetings of the Third Committee of the General Assembly (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs)
dealing with youth issues.

In addition to making statements to the General Assembly, they will regularly organize side events with other youth delegates and participate in the negotiation of resolutions on youth issues that are being discussed.

The program has the support of the United Nations System in the country and relevant government institutions in the field: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIREX, for its acronym in Spanish), through the Mission
of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations; Youth Ministry (MJ, for its acronym in Spanish) and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MESCyT, for its acronym in Spanish).

More information in this Link.

Applicant Profile

  • Be a Dominican citizen
  • Be between ages 18 and 24 before July 1, 2016.
  • Have advanced English language skills (ability to express themselves and communicate fluently), with Spanish as a first language.
  • Demonstrate interest and knowledge on global issues and the United Nations.
  • Having leadership and teamwork skills, as well as being able to perform their duties with responsibility and
  • Be nominated by two public or private Dominican institutions.
  • Write an essay of two thousand (2,000) words on one of the 4 topics listed below.
  • Having participated actively with some non-governmental organization or governmental entity on matters relating to the principal themes of the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY), contributing to community service.
  • Demonstrate an interest in youth
    empowerment and the active role of youth in the decision-making process.

Selection process

The youth delegate will be selected by a jury of diplomats and national and foreign academics that will be nominated and selected by the institutions that integrate the Program Coordinating Committee.

The first stage of the selection process will involve the evaluation of a written essay. The 5 top scorers will go
on to a second phase consisting of a written and oral evaluation of their English proficiency. The third and final stage of the process will consist of a round of interviews from which we will elect our youth representative to the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly. The jury””s decision is final.

Requirements for registration

All young Dominicans interested in applying must mail in the documentation described

  • The file must include a CD with the digital version in MS Word format (.doc termination) together with all documentation.
  • They must be sent to the headquarters of Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode), located in Calle Capitán Eugenio de Marchena No. 26, Sector La Esperilla, Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional; Tel.: 809.685.9966 ext 2201.
  • In the event of multiple submissions, only
    the first file will be considered. Incomplete records will not be considered.

Documentation – the file must contain the following documents:

  • Contest entry form (www.unadr.org.do).
  • Official documentation proving the highest completed education or present education being pursued (secondary or higher education).
  • Resume.
  • A photocopy of the Identity
  • A photocopy of the Passport (must be biometric passport).
  • A Statement of Purpose (500 words).
  • 2 recommendation letters submitted by public or private Dominican institutions (educational institutions, non-governmental organizations, companies, etc.).
  • 3 photos sized 2 × 2 with white background.

Essay format

  • Extension: Must
    contain two thousand (2,000) words, not including the cover sheet or reference page
  • Topics: Must be about one (1) of the following topics:
  • 1. Analysis of public policy in Latin America and the Caribbean with the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
    2. Role of youth in compliance with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
    3. International strategies for compliance of Objective 13: Climate Action
    of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
    4. The creation of employment and decent work for all in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Sources: During the research and writing of the essay, you should consult and cite official sources (literature, journals, audiovisual and electronic) of the United Nations System and national and international institutions that have credibility.
  • Style: The letter should be font "Times New
    Roman", size 12. The line spacing should be 1.5. The margin of each side will be 2.5 cm.
  • Digital version: You must comply with the same aforementioned style and will be saved as a MS Word format (.doc termination).
  • Cover Sheet: This should include the topic, the full name of the participant, the participant’s address and the date of submission.
  • The deadline for delivery of essays is Monday August 1, 2016, at
    12:00 am.
  • No essays submitted after the deadline will be considered. Submissions that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.

Related Links: http://www.funglode.org/