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Steering Committee UNEA6

The Steering Committee of the Children and Youth Major Group to UNEP (CYMG) serves as the coordination team of CYMG, performing functions including governance, policy coherence, regional and thematic coordination.


Members of the Steering Committee, each responsible for a region or a thematic portfolio, coordinate their respective working groups and networks to follow UNEP’s programme of work.


For example, in the Extractives portfolio, the Thematic Facilitator would engage with UNEP’s Resources and Markets Division to follow the implementation of UNEA 5 Res.12 and ensure that youth perspectives are represented throughout the regional and global consultation processes.


Vacancies Available

Regional Facilitators

The Regional Facilitators are needed for the following portfolios:

  • Africa

  • Asia and the Pacific

  • Europe

  • North America

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

  • West Asia

  • Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

  • UNEA Presidency (Morocco)

  • UNEP Host Nation (Kenya)

Thematic Facilitators

The Thematic Facilitators are needed for the following portfolios:

  • Plastic Pollution

  • Environmental Law

  • Environmental Education

  • Environmental Human Rights

  • Children Focal Point

  • Science-Policy

  • Nature and Ecosystems

  • Extractives

  • Chemicals, Waste and Pollution

  • Green Economy

  • Sustainable Finance

  • Policy Coordination

  • Faith-based Engagement

Eligibility Criteria

Application Details​

Time Commitment:

​On average, 3-5 hours a week. However, this is flexible and we recognise that youth are likely to have academic and professional commitments.

Required Skills:

  • Passion for environmental governance

  • Willingness to engage in unfamiliar fora and discussions

  • Interest in the United Nations System, particular with reference to environmental affairs and UNEP

Desired Skills:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English

  • Experience in youth organisations at any level

  • Subject matter/regional expertise in environmental governance

Application Deadline:

  • 24th February: Applications close

  • 5th March: Selection decisions communicated to successful candidates

  • 6th March: Results announced

Apply here for Regional Facilitator

Apply here for Thematic Facilitator

Information sessions Will be held on Zoom​!

The sessions will be recordar for those unable to follow the discussions live.

Date: 12th February & 19th February

Time: 12:00 noon UTC (15:00 EAT / 17:30 IST)


Q: Do I have to be part of an organisation to be eligible?

A: No, you can apply as an individual!


Q: What do I get out of the experience?

A: You will get to work with other incredibly passionate youth on environmental governance matters, contribute directly to UNEP’s work, and develop important project management and volunteering skills.


Q: Can I apply for multiple positions?

A: Yes you can, but we ask that you write a new application for each position that you are applying for.

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