Call for Volunteers for the UN Summer Academy in Germany

Young people from all over the world are welcome to apply for the UN Summer Academy in Germany to be volunteers. The event will be organised from 27-31 August 2018 in Bonn. Deadline to submit applications is on May 27th.

The UN Summer Academy provides an opportunity for dialogue with professionals and thought leaders who are currently working towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. Since 2012, the UN Summer Academy has been a flagship programme of the UN System Staff College and it prides itself in offering executive education, learning and knowledge exchange since its inception.

The theme of the 2018 edition of the UN Summer Academy ‘Bringing the 2030 Agenda to Life’ will focus on engaging different stakeholders, creating coherent policies across areas and levels of governance, building effective partnerships and strengthening review and monitoring mechanisms to achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda. It will also provide conceptual background knowledge about the Sustainable Development Goals, including the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The participants of the UN Summer Academy will include staff from across the United Nations System, government officials of various countries, civil society and private sector representatives. The Academy will also welcome a select number of post- graduate students and young professionals who are interested in pursuing research in the area of sustainable development.

For this programme, organizers are looking for volunteers who can help the UN Summer Academy Organizing Team in the following:

  • Venue preparation, registration, and logistics

  • Posting on social media (Twitter and Facebook)

  • Rapporteuring different sessions

  • Providing assistance in other tasks as required

Main criteria

  • Are available full time from 24-31 August (including the weekend);

  • Are proficient in English (fluency in German will be an asset);

  • Can provide assistance and support in event logistics;

  • Possess social media skills (particularly Twitter and Facebook) and can live tweet or post during the UN Summer Academy;

  • Have knowledge and particular interest in the United Nations and its work;


In order to apply, please visit official website of the event.

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