Call for Applications for the 17th International Solidarity Forum

Are you a certified WYA member? Then you might be your region’s next representative to the 17th International Solidarity Forum (ISF) at the WYA Headquarters and the United Nations in New York City. 

Applications are officially open for the 17th International Solidarity Forum to be held from March 2-5, 2020 with the theme Reproductive Health.

The ISF is an annual training event hosted at the United Nations and World Youth Alliance headquarters in New York City. The forum brings together active and certified WYA members from around the world and subject matter experts to participate in lectures and discussions on topics relevant to ongoing international policy debates. Previous themes include Sustainable Development, HIV/AIDs, Migration and Development, and Good Governance. 

To apply, you must be an active World Youth Alliance member (under age 31), have successfully completed and passed the WYA Certified Training Program, and be able to communicate effectively and understand presentations in the English language.

Qualified applicants may complete the online application here. The forum requires payment of a registration fee which covers full access to all lectures and discussions, the delegate kit, program booklet and ID, the daily morning and afternoon snacks, lunch on days 1 and 4, an ISF Certificate of Participation, and a special ticket to the Manhattan International Film Festival.

Be sure to avail of our early bird discounts by referring to our promo periods below:

  • $60 for super early bird applicants (July 1 to September 30, 2019) – 40% discount
  • $80 for early bird applicants (October 1 to December 6, 2019) – 20% discount
  • $100 for regular applicants (December 7, 2019 to February 7, 2020)

*Additional $22 for the United Nations guided tour (optional)

The final deadline to submit your application is January 10, 2020 for members who need a US visa. Members who do not need a US visa may submit until February 7, 2020

Visit our website to learn more about the upcoming ISF or email events@wya.net for more inquiries. Curious about what takes place in the forum? Read up about the ISF on Good Governance and Human Flourishing last March.