Youth for SDGs Scholarship


Young people working to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are invited to apply for a scholarship for a unique experiential learning program taking place onboard Peace Boat voyage, focusing on sustainable development.
Deadline to apply is 1 December 2018
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Program in South America
February 18 – 28 2019
Ushuaia, Argentina – Valparaiso, Chile

In 2015, 193 UN member states came together to define 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to shape the global agenda for sustainable development in the next fifteen years and beyond. Achieving the SDGs requires mobilization of young people through entrepreneurship, volunteering, research, education and other endeavors.
Towards this aim, Peace Boat US is offering two full scholarships (program and travel expenses) and a limited number of partial scholarships for each program. Among the 17 SDGs, the South American program will place special emphasis on SDG13 (Climate Action) and SDG14 (Life Below Water) as part of Peace Boat’s commitment to the Ocean Pathway Partnership. A COP23 Presidency ocean initiative, the Ocean Pathway Partnership embodies the important relationship between the ocean and climate change. Fiji and Sweden co-chaired the first UN Ocean Conference in June 2017 and the Call for Action underlined the urgency for a healthy ocean and the critical relationship between the ocean and climate. Action for a healthy ocean is action on climate change and vice versa. This program will also have a strong emphasis on climate action in the Patagonia region, working together with local partners to promote the campaign to declare Patagonia as a World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO. We seek to encourage more youth to get involved with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and take action to protect our oceans and natural resources.For more details about the program, scholarship, and application process, please visit the website and select the program you would like to apply for: www.peaceboat-us.org/programs

Scholarship applicants are encouraged to review the Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals website: www.sdgyoungleaders.org

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