REASONS TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL UN YOUTH SUMMIT IN ACCRA – GHANA

THE PROGRAMME BENEFITS AT A GLANCE

Attend the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and have the President of Ghana, H. E. Nana Akufo Addo. An Eminent Person of the UN Secretary General Committee on SDG’s.

✅ Meet the All-time Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General, Professor Jeffrey David Sachs who is the Special Guest of Honour and the brain behind MDG’s and SDG’s.

✅ Meet the Global Youth Coordinator of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

✅ Meet the Honourable Chair of the International Youth Committee.

✅ Participate in the Presidential Youth Encounter with the President of Ghana.

✅ Participate to Network amongst over 1000 institutions, 2000 youth participants and 300 guest speakers and dignitaries drawn from Government, Industry, Diplomatic Corps, Academia, Media, Chieftaincy, Civil Society etc.

✅ Grace the Prestigious first ever and Annual Youth Flag Raising Ceremony.

✅ Witness the lit of the Annual Youth Peace Perpetual Flame.

Attend 2 Panel Sessions on SDG’s.

Attend a Training Workshop.

✅ Get Certified at each Panel Session.

Attend 3 Lectures delivered by world class speakers.

✅ Attend a fair and an exhibition on Career and Job Opportunities.

Attend a leadership training session in Entrepreneurship, Healthy Lifestyle and Food Security.

✅ Participate in a Bar Camp, Innovations Challenge and a National Debate.

✅ Participate in the UN Youth Summit Nationalism Orientation Seminar.

✅ Attend the “Youth Night of Culture and Arts Festival”.

✅ Attend 3 Breakfast, 3 Lunch and 2 Supper meetings.

✅ Receive the UN Youth Summit Programme Pack and File Holder.

✅ Spend 3 Nights and 2 Days during the summit at a residential facility.

✅ Receives the UN Youth Summit Souvenirs;

✔ UN Youth Summit Participant Accreditation Card.

✔ UN Youth Summit Lapel Pin.

✔ UN Youth Ghana 2019 Calendar.

✔ UN Youth Summit T’ Shirt.

✔ UN Youth Summit Note Pad and Stickers.

Get Listed on the Website for global connectivity and networking. 

✅ Participate in the National Youth Thanksgiving Service.

✅ Receive a Certificate of Honour for participating in the 2018 Annual UN Youth Summit.

✅ Join in the climax of the Summit at the Dinner and Awards Night under the auspices of UN Youth Ghana, Millennium Promise Ghana and the SDG Advisory Unit at the Office of the President.

✅ Participate in a Fair and Exhibition on career and job opportunities.

For more information, please contact us on Phone. +233303792024 Email: unyouth.ghana@gmail.com

 

FINAL EXPECTATIONS:

The Summit allows participants to further enjoy the following lifetime opportunities.

  1. Connect with leading organizations that provide tools, knowledge, and resources for development.
  2. Get exposed to a range of opportunities to advance and utilize your skills in taking factual action that makes lifelong impact.
  3. Gain a multidimensional acceptance to issues of sustainable development
  4. Energise one’s passion and work on life-threatening issues challenging one’s community.
  5. Create resolutions and initiate action on national, continental and global levels of development.
  6. Participate in a conversation with key players in national, continental and global improvement efforts.
  7. Develop and apply practical abilities to become a national and internationally insightful leader.
  8. Acquire the relevant tools on how to create impact one’s community.
  9. Discover and practice principles behind social innovation.
  10. Expand viewpoints about cultural values and global issues.
  11. Build an action network of peers and mentors.

 

QUALIFICATION FOR APPLICATION TO THE SUMMIT

The summit is open to youth between the ages of 15 and 40 years regardless of Education, culture, religion, physical disability or gender. The Summit is opened to both Ghanaians, Africans and International Participants. Potential applicants or delegates should be interested in the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and Agenda 2063, Human Rights, Peace and Security, Humanitarian and Climate Action.

Potential applicants can do so as individuals or must be a member of the National Students Unions, National Religious Students Unions, National Youth Based Organizations, National Courses Based Organizations, Political and Social Activism Groups, Performance, Sports and Recreational Groups, Service and Honorary Societies, National Societies for Persons with Disabilities, Regional Groups, Social Clubs, Faith Based Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society Organizations, International Organization, a Diplomatic Mission.

If you are over 40 years of age, you are very welcome to support the summit as a volunteer or observer and you must equally apply through a special process. For such interested individuals, please write to us via unyg.summit2018@unpy-un.org or call +233303792024

THE UN YOUTH SUMMIT PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION FEE

Ghanaian Participant                                                                    GHS 500.00

African Participant                                                                         USD $300.00

International Delegates/ Participants (Outside Africa)                     USD $400.00

ACCOMMODATION

The entire summit is residential hence all participants will be kept in various residential facilities within and around the conference facility.

PAYMENTS

All applicants must make full payment to guarantee their registration. Once payment has been received, an email confirmation and a receipted invoice will be sent to you. If payment is not made at the time of booking, registration will be provisional. Bookings received less than two weeks before the conference date can only be paid by credit card.

APPLICANT REGISTRATION FEE

WHAT IS THE FEE?

A non-refundable and non-transferable administration fee per person is required to complete registration and obtain invitation letter and admission to the first Annual UN Youth Summit.

VISA

Applicants who are based outside of Ghana are responsible for obtaining their own visa to travel to the Ghana. Please note that United Nations Youth Ghana’s responsibility is limited only to supplying the invitation letter to the event. Please note that Ghana’s Permanent Missions and Consulates abroad are not in any way involved in the Annual UN Youth Summit application or registration processes hence acquiring visas to attend the Summit is based on individual application and information submitted and it has no ability to influence the embassies’ decisions on applicant visas.

SUBSTITUTIONS & CANCELLATIONS

Applicant may nominate an alternative person from their organisation or a representative to attend up to 24 hours prior to the start of the event, at no extra charge. Should substitution not be possible, cancellation charges apply as follows:
4 weeks or more prior to start of event: 30% of the applicant fee to be paid
     3 to 5 weeks prior to start of event: 40% of the applicant fee to be paid
2 weeks or less prior to start of event: 100% of the applicant fee to be paid

All substitutions and cancellations must be received in writing and email sent to us on unyouth.ghana@gmail.com.

ACCESS REQUIREMENTS

Applicants should give indication of any special access requirements at the time of registration.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration information will be sent to registered applicants by email at least seven days prior to the event. Any applicant not receiving the registration information should contact us by email to unyg.summit2018@unpy-un.org or unyouth.ghana@gmail.com.

SPEAKERS

The United Nations Youth Ghana are not responsible for views expressed by speakers. United Nations Youth Ghana will not be liable for advice given, or opinions expressed at the conference or in any material provided to participants.

PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMING CONSENT AND RELEASE

For promotional purposes, there may be a professional photographer and video production taking place during the conference. Without expectation of compensation or other remuneration, now or in the future, an applicant hereby gives consent to United Nations Youth Ghana, its affiliates and agents, to use one’s image and likeness and/or any interview statements from in its publications, advertisement or other media activities (including the Internet). This consent includes, but is not limited to:

 

(a) Permission to interview, film, photograph, tape, or otherwise make a video reproduction of a participant and/or record voice;

(b) Permission to use name of participant; and

(c) Permission to use quotes from the interview(s) (or excerpts of such quotes), the film, photograph(s), tape(s) or reproduction(s), and/or recording of one’s voice, in part or in whole, in its publications, in newspapers, magazines and other print media, on television, radio and electronic media (including the Internet), in theatrical media and/or in mailings for educational and awareness.

DATA PROTECTION

By submitting registration details, applicants agree to allow UN Youth Ghana and Partners associated with the conference to contact them regarding their services. Applicants who do not wish to receive such communications may email unyg.summit2018@unpy-un.org.The contact details of registered applicants will be placed on the attendee list which will be passed to sponsoring companies and to all attendees for them to see who will be at the conference for the purpose of networking and meetings. Applicants who do not wish to be included on this list may notify to object at the time of booking.

WEBSITES & LINKS

The conference and associated United Nations Youth Ghana websites may link to other websites and networking tools provided for the convenience of the users. The contents of these websites are maintained by their owners, for which United Nations Youth Ghana takes no responsibility, neither can responsibility be taken for content of any website linking to this website.

INSURANCE

It is the responsibility of the applicants to arrange appropriate insurance cover in connection with their attendance to the Summit. United Nations Youth Ghana cannot be held liable for any loss, liability or damage to personal property.

SPEAKERS TERMS & CONDITIONS

United Nations Youth Ghana may use the speaker’s name and presentation materials to promote publicity and encourage attendance at the conference.

Presentations and papers including all associated artwork and illustrations will not be returned unless specifically requested by the author. The papers must be objective and completely free of advertising and commercialization.

United Nations Youth Ghana may audio and/or video tape the speaker’s session and the recording may be reproduced and sold as part of the overall Summit materials. This allows participants, especially those who may be absent at a particular session, to purchase audio/video copies of presentations which may be needed for later reading.

United Nations Youth Ghana may reproduce copies of the speaker’s presentation (eg. PowerPoint slides or supporting hand-outs) on paper and/or electronically to be sold as part of the overall hand-out materials during the conference and after the event. Any acknowledgement regarding Copyright or support should be included at the end of the abstract/presentation, as these will be distributed to the conference participants.

Speakers who do not wish to give permission for the above terms and conditions should please send an email unyg.summit2018@unpy-un.org before the commencement or after of the conference.