JWF Global Youth Leadership Programme 2024

JWF Global Youth Leadership Programme 2024

The JWF Global Youth Leadership Programme, an immersive year-round experience tailored for a select group of young individuals eager to explore global programs, platforms, and opportunities. This initiative equips participants (ages 18-32) with leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through engagement with the JWF executive team, guest speakers, and experts worldwide.


Our program seeks to inspire global leaders to realize their full potential. By providing leadership opportunities, we aim to empower youth to transform the world through innovative projects for sustainable peace and development.


Our mission is to build a network of global leaders committed to positive change through youth-led projects aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The program cultivates leaders and changemakers by fostering engagement, exchange, action, and impact on social, economic, and environmental issues at local, national, and global levels.

Certificate of Completion 

Upon successful completion of the leadership program, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from the JWF Global Youth Leadership Program.

The JWF Global Youth Leadership Programme is a dynamic leadership initiative emphasizing experiential and hands-on learning through intensive workshops, webinars, mentorship, and interactive discussions with global affairs professionals, experts, and scholars. This blend of engaging discussions, networking opportunities, and mentorship aims to prepare youth for success in academic and professional pursuits, fostering experiential learning and providing profound insights to address global challenges.

Participants will have the chance to connect with diplomats, experts, and youth leaders, enhancing their advocacy and collaborative skills. Through online interactive discussions, they will explore sustainable development goals and innovative solutions to contemporary social, economic, and environmental challenges.

Our program encourages participants to engage in global platforms and events, offering hands-on experiences for personal and professional growth in global studies and sustainable development goals. Emphasizing diversity, multiculturalism, and global citizenship, we believe in the potential of all participants to become great leaders, providing equal opportunities for them to fulfill their dreams. 

  1. Provide opportunities to meet professionals and experts from the United Nations and other global platforms.
  2. Foster experiential learning through youth-led projects.
  3. Transfer knowledge and skills into practice through research and fieldwork on social, economic, political, and environmental issues.
  4. Contribute to the sustainable development goals.

  1. Participants will learn from practical knowledge and experience.
  2. Participants will gain access to a network of diplomats, professionals, and experts.
  3. Participants will actively participate in global events and take action.
  4. Participants will receive a Certificate of Participation upon completion of the webinars.

The program consists of 12 virtual sessions held monthly. Each session focuses on different contemporary topics in accordance with global events and priority working areas outlined by the United Nations and Global Organizations. Webinars, hosted by the JWF team, feature professionals, experts, and scholars engaging in interactive dialogue with participants.

Meaningful participation and engagement are paramount, with sessions conducted online via Zoom. Participants are expected to actively join sessions, keeping their cameras open for successful interactions. 

Session 1: Introduction and Opportunities at UN for Young Professionals

January 25, 2024 – Thursday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

Session 2: Women`s Empowerment and Gender Equality 

February 29, 2024 – Thursday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

Session 3: Youth Leadership for Sustainable Development

March 28, 2024 – Thursday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

Session 4: Global Youth Empowerment Programs 

April 25, 2024 – Thursday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

Session 5: Human Rights Mechanisms at United Nations

May 30, 2024 – Thursday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

Session 6: Sustainable Development Goals and Higher Education

June 27, 2024 – Thursday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

Session 7: Peace and Conflict Resolution 

July 25, 2024 – Thursday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

Session 8: UN Agencies on Climate Change 

August 29, 2024 – Thursday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

Session 9: Humanitarian Assistance and Civil Society Actions 

September 19, 2024 – Thursday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

Session 10: Opportunities for Youth at European Union

October 31, 2024 – Thursday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

Session 11: Professional Development and Social Media Engagement

November 28, 2024 – Thursday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

Session 12: Certificate Ceremony and Reflections 

December 19, 2024 – Thursday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)


* Please note that session topics are subject to change and participants will be informed in advance of any schedule updates.

* Please note that completing 10 out of 12 sessions is mandatory to receive the Certificate of Completion from the JWF Global Youth Leadership Programme. 


  • Public Speaking
  • Event Organizing
  • Project Presenting
  • Research Study & Field Work
  • Publishing Reports, Newsletters


  • Youth Leadership Training
  • 21st Century Skills
  • Professional Growth
  • Global Citizenship & Global Engagement
  • Youth-led Projects
  • Become a Change-Maker
  • Mentorship
  • Fellowship, Internships, Volunteering
  • UN Careers Planning
  • Opportunities at the United Nations

Become Youth Representatives and Ambassadors

  • UN Member States
  • UN Department of Global Communications
  • Conference of Parties (COP)
  • World Economic Forum
  • UN General Assembly
  • Commission on the Status of Women

Important Global Platforms Program Dates 

* Please click on the months for program websites.