International Leadership Training Program, UNESCO

Deadline: 28 February 2011
Open to: young people working in the human rights field from 18 to 30 years
Costs: Travel and visa to the USA, lodging and accommodation are provided
Venue: 5 – 14 August 2011, Connecticut, USA

The forum will be held in August of each year to coincide with the International Youth Day, taking place on August 12, commemorated at the United Nations Headquarters in the USA. This will provide opportunities for participants to participate in Youth Day activities and meet with UN leaders.

It is planned that discussions will be conducted under the rubric of four principal areas; namely poverty, education, health, conflict resolution and/or transformation. Specific areas of focus will include issues such as human trafficking, the plight of children, refugees and war, hunger, HIV/AIDS, religious intolerance, gender discrimination, racism, peace education and environmental concerns.

The main objectives of the Forum are to:
* involve young leaders in finding solutions to emerging human rights problems
* nurture individuals to be effective leaders in the field of human rights
* promote the sharing of experiences and understanding
* provide an impetus for, and the empowerment of, youth leaders that will enable them to play a crucial and constructive role in the development of human rights in their communities
* build a network of solidarity among future leaders in the field of human rights
* hone the skills and expand the knowledge relevant to human rights practice
* provide tools and a platform for open debates about policies, programes, activities and processes necessary for human rights leadership


Young leaders in the field of human rights from all regions of the world.


Complete the online application form.  You must also submit:
* A completed and signed application form
* Letter of intent (please attach as word, pdf, or text document)
* Curriculum Vita/Resume (please attach as word, pdf, or text document)
* Names and contact information for three professional references

Upon acceptance, the successful applicants are required to submit a final essay to complete the application process within three weeks of notification.


The applicant is responsible for securing their own visa, air travel to the United States and travel to Connecticut.
The UNESCO Chair Office will provide all conference participants with dormitory housing, meals and ground transportation in Connecticut during the Forum.


University of Connecticut
UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights
233 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4124
Storrs, CT 06269-4124
[email protected]

Official Website

20 thoughts on “International Leadership Training Program, UNESCO

    1. hello kristine,
      compliment of the season to you and here at work.
      i will love to make a paper presentation on the issues of human trafficking on the events day here at Connecticut united states.
      please let me know if is ok by the planning team.


      shem shehu
      mobile +23458035898960

    1. Dear Reginald,

      look, I am not an IT person, but if it opens for me, there must something wrong on your side (some blocking, using proxy, whatever).
      So, I can't help you: the only one who actually might help you, is either somebody who understands the computers or the UNESCO.
      There is a short note below:
      If you have questions regarding the application registration, program content, special needs requirements, or housing, please call the UNESCO Chair Office at 860-486-0647 or email [email protected].

      All the best,


  1. Hi You mentionned that "Costs: Travel and visa to the USA, lodging and accommodation are provided" so I am Accepted and how can i get more info concerning the travel and visa cost ??


    1. Farah,

      as you know, Mladiinfo is not UNESCO, so we cannot provide you with more information than UNESCO. I would advise you to wait until they will get to you and give you all the instructions necessary.

      You are welcome:)



  2. Dear Kristina

    It turned out that the travel and visa costs should be covered by participants , so i'll try my best to find a kind of grant or so

    Thank youuu 🙂

    1. Dear farah,

      I am sorry to hear about it – it is a pity that they don't cover the costs, as they mean a considerable amount of money.
      However, I hope that you will manage to find some external funds to finance your journey.

      Good luck,


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