Youth Voices at the UN Essay Competition 2016

The Youth Voices at the UN is a global training program run by the World Youth Alliance. The program provides an opportunity for youth members to attend events at the United Nations in New York.Participants benefit from informational training at WYA that teaches them how to articulate the core concepts of human dignity protection at the UN.


Participants learn how to interact with delegates, and most effectively represent themselves, their countries and the mission of WYA.

Participants of the Youth Voices program are selected through an essay writing competition that covers themes discussed in actual United Nations Commissions.

Writers of the winning essays will receive:
• An invitation to attend the UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD) together with the WYA team
• Training at the WYA Headquarters prior to attending the UN Commission
• Free lodging in New York City for the duration of the program
• A certificate of completion of the Youth Voices Program
2016 Essay Competition

Essay Question: This year the commission on Population and Development meeting has the theme “Strengthening the demographic evidence base for the post-2015 development agenda”. How should a proper understanding of human dignity influence how we measure the impact of the post-2015 development agenda?

Submission requirements:
• Participants must be Track A Certified*
• One entry per person
• Word count: 800 – 1,000 words
• Format: MS Word or PDF
• Email submissions to
Download the application form here by visiting the website page

Youth Voices at the UN Program

Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2015

*For more information about Track A Training and Certification, contact Africa Regional office:

Important Dates
• October 15, 2015: Essay competition starts
• December 15, 2015: Last day to submit essays
• December 21, 2015: Announcement of winners via personal email
• January 10, 2016: Last day for winners to confirm participation at the CPD in New York
• April 11 – 15, 2016: 57th Session of the Commission on Population and Development

About Youth County Projects Kenya and the Founder

Violet Mbiti is the founder of the blog “Youth County Projects Kenya” that seeks to fill the knowledge and awareness gap regarding youth projects being implemented by Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society Organizations, Private Sector, National Government, County Governments, donors and individuals in the 47 counties in Kenya.

Violet Mbiti holds a Masters Degree in Project Management from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from United States International University .She has initiated and implemented projects that cover the health sector, Renewable Energy Sector, Water Sector, Environment Sector and Social Entrepreneurship. She also sought the donors who funded the above projects.

Violet is also n alumni of the Political Leadership and Governance Programme offered by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung which is funded by the German Government and is the Vice Chairperson of Improved Stoves Association of Kenya Machakos County. Violet is an advisory council board member of Hand in Hand Eastern Africa youth project titled “The Peace and Prosperity through Job Creation ”.

This platform seeks to motivate youth to initiate projects in their respective communities to achieve Vision 2030 within the social,economic and political pillars.

You want your concerns around Project Management,Resource Mobilization/Fundraising,Governance, Leadership, Democracy,Social Development, and Youth Empowerment fixed? Find me.

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This platform seeks to fill the knowledge and awareness gap regarding youth projects being implemented in the 47 counties in Kenya.
It also highlights projects focusing on youth being implemented in 47 counties in Kenya by the national government,county governments,donor agencies,civil society organisations (CSOs),Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs),Donor Agencies,Community Based Organisations (CBOs),private sector and individuals and their impact to the communities.
The projects lie within the social pillar,economic pillar and political pillar as enshrined in Vision 2030.
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