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UNICEF Youth Advocates Programme: applications now open(Fully-funded and open to several nationalities)

UNICEF, in collaboration with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV), is proud to announce the launch of the Youth Advocates Programme, a dynamic initiative aimed at empowering young individuals, including those with disabilities, to emerge as catalysts for positive change and champions of children’s rights.

About the Programme

Following the success of its inaugural phase from 2018 to 2019, which saw the engagement of 42 Youth Advocates aged between 18 and 24 across 27 countries, UNICEF, alongside UNV, is embarking on the recruitment drive for its second cohort. This initiative seeks to enlist 20 passionate and skilled advocates to join the cause, serving as advocates for the protection and promotion of children’s rights worldwide.

The Youth Advocates Programme offers a unique opportunity for young people to gain invaluable professional experience through a one-year National UN Volunteer (UNV) assignment with UNICEF. Participants will not only contribute their expertise but will also provide essential insights into UNICEF’s initiatives for children and youth.

Furthermore, selected Youth Advocates will benefit from access to a range of learning and professional development opportunities, including online learning programs tailored to enhance their skills and knowledge.

Who Should Apply?

Young professionals, particularly those with disabilities and from underrepresented groups, are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are between 18 and 35 years old and share a fervent commitment to children’s rights advocacy, we invite you to explore the assignment opportunities listed below.

How to Apply

If you are 18-35 years of age and passionate about children´s rights, check out the assignment opportunities listed below.

Click here to go to the assignments


Browse through the following assignment opportunities, noting the respective closing dates for applications:

Remember to revisit this page, as more assignments will be released soon.

Apply Now

If you’re ready to be the next champion for children, visit here to explore the assignments and submit your application.

Join us in making a meaningful difference in the lives of children worldwide.